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Aloha e kō Recording Academy,

We are three friends whose love for music, family, and fun has brought us many opportunities.  Our group name Ei Nei, is defined as 'you there' however the colloquial meaning is a term of endearment for those that share a special connection.  Music has allowed us cultivate many of these special bonds with audiences worldwide.  It is an honor to present our debut album Hui! for your listening pleasures.  These 12 tracks are musical representations of moments that we cherish.  We humbly ask for your consideration for the 63rd Grammy Awards in the following categories:

- Album of the Year 

- Best Regional Roots Music

- Best Vocal Arrangement (Crushed Flowers) by Bailey Matsuda

- Album Notes

Special mahalo to our producer Bailey Matsuda for submitting our debut album Hui! for GRAMMY consideration.  Also another mahalo nui to our friends Allan Cool, 2x Grammy winner Kalani Peʻa, and all of you for the kokua and aloha in this process.  Finally, please reach out to us we would love to meet you and for you to share your music as well. 

Ke aloha nui,

Ei Nei

Dane Fujiwara x Grant Kono x Ekolu Chang

•Debuted #1 iTunes World Chart•

•6x Nominated Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards•

"The trio does it the way Hawaii likes to hear it.  They have sweet falsetto lead voices and smooth falsetto harmonies, strong lower register voices and a repertoire of island standards that includes Lena Machado's classic, "Ei Nei," which they sing in an exquisite falsetto arrangement.  The album's two originals are noteworthy as well...Both songs will likely become standards for future generations."  - John Berger, Author, Star Advertiser

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