Sweet Deal

Molokai’s favorite Raiatea Helm releases new hit.

By Molokai Dispatch Staff

Hawaiian Host has just signed a "sweet" deal with Molokai’s singing sensation Raiatea Helm. She's releasing a new original hit song that will be included on a free CD-sampler that's packed in Hawaiian Host's Christmas Medley chocolate gift sets. The sampler will be available for a limited time only during the holiday season.

The song, entitled “Where I Belong,” is Raiatea’s first original composition and was written in collaboration with highly-acclaimed Disney composer Johnson Enos. Raiatea favorites—“Maile Swing” from Helm’s 2006 Grammy-nominated album Sweet & Lovely, and “Poi ‘Awa‘awa” from her 2008 Grammy-nominated album Hawaiian Blossom—are also included in the CD.

Raiatea just finished her tour for the Hawaiian Blossom album and is about to release another album, due in early 2009, which includes the new original hit.

Throughout November, Helm will be making appearances at all Wal-Marts across the state promoting the Christmas Medley and CD with special live performances and autograph signings.

Molokai-born and raised Raiatea Helm caught the attention of the music world with the release of her first album at the age of 18. Her second album Sweet & Lovely garnered a Grammy nomination and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Favorite Entertainer of the Year, showcasing her into the international spotlight. For more information, visit www.RaiateaHelm.com.

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