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daniel ho

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#Hawaii’s greatest contemporary musical ambassador

Daniel Ho, born in Honolulu, has a diverse musical background, including being a musician, producer, singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, engineer, and record company owner. He has been a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer, featured slack key guitarist, and artist in the “Best Hawaiian Music Album,” “Best Pop Instrumental Album,” and “Best World Music Album” categories.


In 1998, he founded Daniel Ho Creations, which has released over eighty acoustic and Hawaiian-themed CDs by many of Hawaii’s most respected artists. He has received numerous awards, including three Na Hoku Hanohano and fifteen Hawaii Music Awards. Daniel has toured extensively, served as an American Cultural Ambassador, performed as a keyboardist and guitarist for GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Peabo Bryson, guest-lectured at Stanford and Todai University, authored nine music books, and toured as a clinician for YAMAHA Guitars.

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“One of the most prolific and successful musicians Hawaii has ever produced.”
– Blair Jackson (Ukulele Magazine, USA)


Daniel Ho
Daniel Ho、舒米恩 - 海洋日記 Ocean Diary《Written By The Sea 海洋日記》(MV)
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Tia Carrere, Daniel Ho Trio, and Halau Hula Keali'i o Nalani - Colors In Harmony
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Silent Night (Po La'i E) Daniel Ho, Keali'i Ceballos, Kanani Toji
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written by the sea

Inspired by the stories of eight ocean-loving children featured in the documentary series "Written By the Sea," this album not only showcases the vastness of the ocean, but also delicately depicts the myriad emotions people experience when facing the sea – from joy to loss. Listeners can hear the warmth of the sun on the beach, the fantastical gardens of the seabed, carefree moments spent waiting for the waves, and the challenges amidst the surging waves. It's as if the album is a diary written in music, guiding you through various oceanic scenarios.


colors in harmony

This single incorporates elements of Japanese traditional music, classical cello, Hawaiian percussion, and features vocalists of various ethnicities interpreting lyrics about love and peace in English, Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, and Tagalog, accompanied by joyful and warm melodies.

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ewp presents
daniel ho & friends
live in concert live


Daniel Ho's debut live album! Collaborating with the renowned "East West Players", a cultural cornerstone of the American Chinese community for half a century. This album presents the essence of Daniel's thirty-year musical journey, which not only captures the evolution of his career as a composer and instrumentalist but invites you to experience the vitality of Hawaii's diverse fusion of music and culture.


On a gentle island breeze

12th IMAs - Audience Choice Award for Best Album Packaging Design

GMA 24th Best Album Producer Award (2013)

Nominated for the Best World Music Album Award at the 55th Grammy Awards

Daniel's nimble ukulele harmonizes with the spirited indigenous vocals, embarking on a cross-genre journey fusing island vitality with musical fervor in Taiwan. Indigenous narratives unfold at the twists and turns of the songs, vividly depicting joy, gratitude, bliss, love, and loss. With no language barriers and unbound by compositional norms, they perfectly proved music as a universal form of communication.


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