MELE program instructor wins Na Hoku Hanohano Award!

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Music & Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) instructor and producer of Pass Out Records, Eric Lagrimas, was honored at the 34th annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Extended Play Release Album of the Year presented by the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA).

"Solo Ukulele: The King of Pop is an album I produced for my brother and recording artist, Abe Lagrimas, Jr. We're both big fans of Michael Jackson's music. Instead of a full blown arrangement of the songs, I went more for a solo, intimate approach," shares the multi-talented Lagrimas. "With Abe as the primary artist, other up and coming ukulele artists were also invited to be a part of the album, such as, Kalei Gamiao, Chris Salvador and Jason Arimoto. We didn't have enough material to put out a full length, long playing (LP) album so we made the album an extended play (EP) release.”