Hawaii Music Awards

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yes, there is a Hawaii Music Awards and yes, they are honoring Camile Velasco:

Maui's Camile Velasco, a former contestant on "American Idol," is being honored for Single of the Year at the 12th annual Hawaii Music Awards for her rendition of Bob Marley's classic, "Guava Jelly."

The singer collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer Stephen Marley, the son of Bob Marley, to record the song in Kingston, Jamaica at Bob Marley's original home recording studio at 56 Hope Road.

"I could not be more proud to receive this honor from my home state for a song written by Bob Marley, a man whose musical talent has deeply inspired my artistic drive," Velasco said, in a press release. "I feel really humbled and thankful to my record label and my managing agents. This is just the beginning and I am extremely excited for what the future has in store for me."
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