'ELEMENTAL' - new album from Hawai'i ukulele virtuoso, TAIMANE
Produced by: Taimane
All songs composed by Taimane (ASCAP Taimane Tauiliili Bobby Gardner)
Album credits: see below
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Performing in the spotlight in Hawaii since age 13 when she first joined Don Ho on stage, Taimane has long committed to following her passion and creating a sound and style all her own with her instrument of choice, the ukulele. Her on-stage persona captivates upon first sight, and fiery performances ensue featuring everything from Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns garnering selling-out concerts from coast to coast in North America and placing her on an upward trajectory that’s drawing comparisons to recent rapid ascensions by Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Kamasi Washington and Lake Street Dive. Through this magical combination, Taimane (her birth name which means diamond in Samoan, the heritage and native home of her mother) has garnered a worldwide audience including over 8 million video views and 85,000 social media followers. With support from the music industry now coming forward, there appears no limit to how bright this diamond will shine.
ALBUM TITLE: Elemental
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2018
RECORD LABEL: Diamond Entertainment, LLC
HAWAII DISTRIBUTION: Island Heritage Music, a division of The Madden Corporation - (808) 564-8800
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION: CD Baby
INSTRUMENTATION: Taimane (ukulele, vocals), Jasmine ‘Jazzy’ Skurtu (guitar), Jonathan Heraux (cajon), Windy Weather (violin), Jake Staron (cello), Amber Crago (siren), Raynbow Souza (vocals), Jerome James (beat maker).
ENGINEERS: Pierre Grill, Jules Washington
RECORDING STUDIOS: Rendez-Vous Recording, Blue Planet Sound
MASTERING: Golden Mastering
ALBUM ARTWORK: Erik Ries (creative direction, art direction, designer), Adam Jung (photography), Mariah Melanie (hair, makeup), Pamakane Lehua Pico (lei po‘o)