Kohala - Mana Road
Na Hoku Hanohano Nominee: Best Instrumental Album
Kohala’s “Mana Road” delivers the beautiful Kohala sound and precision guitar performance Kohala fans have come to love and expect, while turning up the notch a bit with the addition of congas, cajon, and ipu. “Mana Road” features all new originals composed by the three members of the group, a departure from their earliest releases which covered popular Hawaiian songs. Kohala kicked off this release with a 5 week Japan tour.
KOHALA: Charles Michael Brotman, nylon-string guitar (center speaker); Charlie Recaido, acoustic guitar (left speaker); Rupert Tripp Jr., acoustic guitar (right speaker).
Percussion: Asia Lynn Yap: congas and cajon; Thomas Mohbat: congas, cajon, shaker; triangle; Charlie Recaido: ipu, ipu heke, shakers, cajon, finger snaps, cymbals, and bells; Charles Michael Brotman: sampled percussion editing.
Engineered and mastered by GRAMMY Award-wining producer, Charles Michael Brotman, at Lava Tracks Recording Studio in Kamuela, Hawaii, for Palm Records. Mixed by Charles Michael Brotman and Charlie Recaido. All songs composed by Charles Michael Brotman (ASCAP), Charlie Recaido (ASCAP), and Rupert Tripp Jr. (ASCAP).