Manny K. Fernandez
March 2007 HAWAII MUSIC AWARDS--BEST TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN CD 2006--PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS........HONOLULU, HAWAII
2009 WORLD MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE....BEST HAWAIIAN ALBUM..........NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
You may know Manny K. Fernandez as a veteran musician and f Ambassador of Hawaii, who, while under the employ of Hawaiian Airlines, traveled the globe performing with other notable entertainers like Andy Cummings. He returns to Waikiki with appealing old time favorites of little heard traditional Hawaiian tunes. On "Hawaiian Memories," you'll learn much more about this keiki o ka aina (child of the land), who grew up in Kaimuki, close to the ocean waves he loved. You'll learn about how he became a waterman, a beachboy, friend of the late Duke Kahanamoku and other famous surfers of the day - all practitioners of the "Sport of Kings." Manny shares the memories that are attached to each of the 24 songs on the CD. A booklet of English and Hawaiian translations is included with this complete package of Old Hawaii. Old timers will nod in remembrance and newcomers will be afforded a glimpse into another time in our Hawaii nei. Here is a wonderful collection of oldtime Hawaiian and Hapa-Haole songs that are sure to charm... sung by a real charmer, Manny K. Fernandez! Come, listen, the velvety voice will bring back those Hawaiian Memories of years past.
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