Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards :: 2017
Female Vocalist of the Year
Ra’iātea Helm has spent her life devoted to the traditional music of Hawai’i. Her vocal styling has been influenced by Nina Keali’iwahamana, Lena Machado, Genoa Keawe and Leina’ala Haili.
In this release she presents traditional, hapa-haole, contemporary and new compositions.
Ra’iātea’s exquisite interpretations showcase her ever-increasing vocal maturity, while remaining true to the roots of a historical place and time.