Raiatea Helm

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  There is no question that at 18 years of age, Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm set the Hawaiian music community on fire with her pure, clear voice and the release of her debut CD “Far Away Heaven” in 2002. Within days of the release, she was already being heralded as the successor to such greats as Aunty Genoa Keawe and Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom. She is a natural performer of leo ki`eki`e (falsetto), and that talent has prompted successfully established artists to support her on her recordings and in performances.

Born into a musically talented family, her first love was not singing, but dancing hula from the age of three. Through hula, she developed a deep respect and appreciation for the Hawaiian language and art of interpreting a mele through its rhythmic movements. Her 2002 release captured the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano awards as Female Vocalist of the Year and Most Promising Artist CD.

Her second release earned her four more Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, as well a nomination for a Grammy in 2006.

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