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By Greg Olwell

The nominees for the Na Hoku Hanohano awards were announced  April 15, with five nominees in the the category for Best Ukulele Performance. The Na Hoku Hanohano awards are from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts and are a big honor in the Hawaiian music community.

The ukulele album of the year nominees for best ukulele performance are:

Da Ukulele Boyz, Jus Cuz, Ukulele Duets

Kimo Hussey, Low G


Jake Shimaburkuro, Travels

Bryan Tolentino & Herb Ohta JrUkulele Friends

Taimane Gardener, We Are Made of Stars

Jake Shimaburkuro was also nominated in the instrumental composition category for the title track to his Travel album.