With great honor, we proudly thank all of the following Entertainers who've unselfishly donated their time and traveling expenses to be part of a "Celebration in the City...Island-Style!" just for you. Always support them and their causes whenever you can...and tell them Uncle Charlie sent you.
Music band from Suisun City, California, featuring Isaiah "Izi" Holokahi, Di Holokahi, Dennis Lastra, Eloy Mendiola, Jonathan Pryor, Kevin Solorio, Abraham Solorio, Matt DeMartile, Wayne Green, and Rick Campbell are Blood of the Lamb, Fire of the Holy Ghost, and faithful servants commissioned to share the sealed covenant between God and His people through gospel reggae music.
(Appeared on 8/10/2014)
Camp Unity Dancers
Formed in Daly City, California, Camp Unity is a non-profit organization that offers summer camp lessons to year-round programs in innovative and creative community classrooms. Camp Unity will bring the love of Polynesia into your life.
Dance group formed by Maria "Ning" Cabrera Cisneros from Sacramento, California, performs Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori at public and private events.
(Appeared on 8/18/2018)
Halau Hula o Pu'uwai
Dance group from San Jose, California, formed in 2012 by Kumu Kuki Gustafson, Nadine Lem, and Kuki's daughter, Debra Hennings. With more than 14 years of dance experience, Kuki has danced at several venues under the directions of Lynn Tilton, Mark Ho'omalu, the late Randy Kau'i Alesna, and Kau'i Isa.
(Appeared on 8/10/2014, 12/14/2014, 8/8/2015, and 9/3/2016)
Dance academy from Vacaville, California, formed by Kelly "Ku'ulei" Auwae-McAllister, performs at special events and competitions throughout the Bay Area, and hosts their own annual luau.
(Appeared on 12/14/2014)
Heilala O Polynesia
Dance group from Newark, California, led by Barbara "Papa'iha'amea" Malu. Heilala O Polynesia performs at private and public events.
(Appeared on 9/3/2016)
Hot Hula with Lennie-Jane
Certified dance fitness instructor Lennie-Jane Utanes from Vacaville, California.
(Appeared on 8/9/2014)
Hot Hula Fitness
Maria "Ning" Cabrera Cisneros from Sacramento, California, Mae Ruiz-Ignacio from Monterey, California, and Andre Cobbs II from Pacifica, California, are Master trainers and certified instructors from California who lead fun and energetic workouts inspired by the islands. Hot Hula Fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats infused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern and hip fitness workout.
(Appeared on 12/13/2014, 8/8/2015, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017)
Hula Club ANELA
Dance group from San Jose, California, formed by Mana Asahina.
Dance and music academy from San Bruno, California, formed in 1981 by Desiree "Peachey" Anjalique, who has the desire to share the "Aloha" of her culture with the youth in her community. Hula Halau 'O Makalapua has performed throughout the Bay Area and Hawaii, and has competed and placed in a few Tahitian competitions on the mainland.
(Appeared on 8/10/2014, 12/13/2014, and 12/14/2014)
Dance group created by the late legendary journalist, news anchor, dance instructor, Kumu Betty Ann Bruno, from Sonoma, California.
Dance group from Castro Valley, California, directed by Desiree Hoo welcomes students to learn Hula and Tahitian dance. I Ka Nani a'o Aloha has performed at "San Francisco Aloha Festival" and "Monterey Spam Jam". They host an annual luau and performs at public and private events.
(Appeared on 8/10/2014, 8/8/2015, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017)
Music band from Rohnert Park, California, featuring Lourdes Taimalietane-Gore (vocals), Kela Gore (bass guitar), Mike Natividad (guitar), Kyle Geiser (ukulele), Po Gore (cahone), Jodi Gore (vocals), Jay Jay Rico (vocals), and Talia Guerrero (vocals) performs a variety of contemporary and Island-style music at public and private events.
(Appeared on 91215/2013 and 8/9/2014)
Island Vibes Dance Group
Dance group from San Jose, California, presented by Lori Wong, enjoys spreading the "Aloha" through their passion of performing at public and private events.
(Appeared on 9/15/2013 and 8/9/2014)
Ka Ehu Kai
Music band from Hayward, California, featuring the late Tennyson Lum (ukulele), Art Sap (bass guitar), Kaluna Peter (guitar), and Bruddah Jimmy (keyboards) performs contemporary and traditional songs at festivals, weddings, public, private and corporate events. Ka Ehu Kai is a 1998 Na Hoku Award nominee, and founder Tennyson Lum (with over 45 year of experience) has performed with different members since then. Lum's mother, Ehulani Enoka-Lum, formed the "Kumu Hula Association of Northern California" organization.
(Appeared on 8/10/2014 and 12/14/2014)
Ka Maile Hou 'O Kalani/Cathedral of Faith Ministries Hula
Dance group from San Jose, California, led by Directors Rob Tover and Barbara Lantzy-Tover, spreads the word of God through hula and inspirational songs, and welcomes anyone to join. Cathedral of Faith Ministry Hula hosts an annual luau twice a year and regularly performs at private, public and church events.
(Appeared on 12/13/2013, 8/9/2014, 12/13/2014, 12/14/2014, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, 12/12/2015, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017)
Singer/Musician Raymond Macapagal from San Pablo, California, offers 'ukulele lessons at affordable rates. Bruddah Raymond enjoys and welcomes any opportunity to kanikapila (have a jam session) with others.
(Appeared on 9/15/2013, 8/10/2014, 12/13/2014, 8/8/2015, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017)
Singer/Musician duo featuring Ryan and Kai Kalama from San Clemente, California, deliver an entertaining performance that excites the crowd. Kalama Brothers perform original and traditional contemporary and Hawaiian songs worldwide. In 2013 they competed on the television talent search show, "The Winner Is".
(Appeared on 9/15/2013)
Kanikapila o Pu'uwai
Music band from Hayward, California, featuring Donald Pali and Lowell Ceno, is a collective part of the dance group Halau Hula o Pu'uwai. Kanikapila o Pu'uwai performs at public and private events.
(Appeared on 8/10/2014, 12/14/2014, 8/8/2015, 9/3/2016, and 8/18/2018)
Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band
Music band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1984 by the late Saichi Kawahara is the musical ensemble of "Kapalakiko I Ke Aloha" organization, whose mission is to preserve, perpetuate and promote the authentic culture of Hawaii. They strive to educate as well as entertain by offering ukulele lessons and publishing a quarterly newsletter. The band has appeared at several festivals and music events, and currently performs at public and private events.
(Appeared on 8/10/2014, 12/14/2014, and 8/9/2015)
Kawailehua Hula Ohana
Dance group from Milpitas, California, was formed in 1995 by Kumu Hula Lorie Roldan-Almogela and her husband, Chris Almogela. The group has appeared at several festivals, public events, and dance competitions. Kawailehua Hula Ohana hosts an annual Tahitian dance competition in July.
(Appeared on 12/12/2015)
Ke Akua Anuenue Ohana Hula
Dance group from Monterey, California, has a mission to help others explore their relationship with God and allow them to experience what Hula Worship truly is. Ke Akua Anuenue Ohana Hula make a positive impact through sharing the gospel with others through our ministry and want to share the spirit of Aloha and the Gift of Hula God has blessed each of everyone with. Ke Akua Anuenue Ohana Hula shares the knowledge, through being a strong ohana (family) even through times of challenge and happiness.
Dance group from Hercules, California, led by Instructor Olivia Caban-Lynn, welcomes students of all ages to learn hula. Keiki o Ka'aina performs at public events in the Bay Area.
(Appeared on 8/18/2018)
Keikis of Altamont (formerly Lokes Looks Studio)
Dance group from Manteca, California, owned by Instructor/Store Owner, Mary Saunders, welcomes students of all ages to learn hula, belly dancing, cardio, hip-hop and more. Mary's boutique store offers clothing, dance implements, floral leis and more. Lokes Looks Studio hosts annual dance performances, and performs at public and private events.
Music band from Sacramento/Elk Grove, California, featuring Dennis Hanakeawe (percussion), Greg Cabalayan (ukulele/percussion), Ron Calderon (ukulele), Jesse Cheguina (ukulele/percussion), Anthony Horton (electric bass), and Carla Fontanilla (guitar/ukulele) performs Hawaiian, contemporary and traditional songs. The band has performed at several venues including "Sacramento Pacific Rim Festival", "Sacramento Aloha Festival", "Rohnert Park Pacific Islands Festival", and currently performs at restaurants, lounges, public and private events.
Dance group from Ceres, California, led by Petronilla Mackenzie, performs Samoan, Hawaiian, Fijian, and Tahitian at festivals. Leara Measina has performed at many venues including "Utah Samoan Flag Day", "Modesto Fiji Festival", "Modesto International Heritage Day", and currently performs public and private events.
(Appeared on 8/9/2014)
Music band from Vallejo, California, featuring Keoki Cortez, Perry Perreira, Pierre Ramos, Kani Gilgren, and Glenn Colburn. With over 40 years of performance individually and collectively, the band performs at public and private events.
Dance studio from Halfmoon Bay, California, formed by Director Dominique Del Chiaro, offers weekly classes to adult females to learn both hula kahiko and hula 'auana, as well as various aspects of Hawaiian culture such as language, chanting, legends, and lei making.
Dance and music group from Daly City, California, formed by sisters Ofelia Bailey and Elle Burmaten, and led by Nene Burmaten, performs at special events and competitions in the Bay Area. Nemenzo hosts their own annual dance competition and holiday performance.
Dance and music group from Hayward, California, led by Auntie Lokelani Rose Malakaua, performs at private and public events in the Bay Area. O Ka Hale' Lokelani hosts their own events including a "Hat Day" luau.
Dance and music group in Sacramento, California, formed by Oahu-born, Pat Ke'alaanuhea Toya, whose focus is the teaching of the Hawaiian culture including music, dance, stories, and language. Its goal is to help perpetuate the Hawaiian culture in areas outside of Hawaii. Kuhai Halau O Ke'alaanuhea offers workshops on a variety of subjects such as implement making and learning other Polynesian dances. Ohana Dance Group hosts an annual hoike and regularly performs at private and public events.
(Appeared on 9/3/2016)
Pa Hula Ohana
Dance group from San Jose, California, formed by Pastor Makalea Kim-Darmer. Makalea also leads the dance group Shades of Praise Worship, and has performed with local and internationally known recording artists such as George Kahumoku, Jr., Daniel Ho, Aloha Spirit, Michelle Kiba, Ukulele Dick and many others.
Musician/Singer/Songwriter/Radio Host/DJ George "DaPlumma" Flazer from Vallejo, California, shares his passion for Island music and linking together Bay Area communities with news of Bay Area events about Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. George provided the PA/Sound System at "Aloha Poly Fest 2013", outdoor DJ Booth at "Aloha Poly Fest 2014" and "Aloha Poly Fest 2017", and was the Master of Ceremonies at "Aloha Poly Fest 2013" and "Aloha Poly Fest 2014".
(Appeared on 12/15/2013, 12/13/2014, 8/10/2014, and 9/2/2017)
PolyGroove Dance Group
Dance group from Richmond, California, led by Eddie Fa'ataui was formed by the Polynesian Club at Richmond's Kennedy High School in 2013.
Musician/Sound Technician from Concord, California. Roger provided the PA/Sound System at "Aloha Poly Fest 2014", "Aloha Poly Fest 2015", and "Aloha Poly Fest 2016".
(Appeared on 8/9/2014, 8/10/2014, 8/8/2015, 8/9/2015, and 9/2/2017)
Shades of Praise Worship Arts/Pa Hula Ohana
Dance groups from San Jose, California, formed by Pastor Makalea Kim-Darmer has won numerous regional, national and high-point awards for Polynesian dance choreography. Makalea also leads the dance group Pa Hula Ohana, and has performed with local and internationally known recording artists such as George Kahumoku, Jr., Daniel Ho, Aloha Spirit, Michelle Kiba, Ukulele Dick and many others.
Dance group from Rohnert Park, California, led by Vaoileti Poueu Peleti, welcomes students of all ages to learn dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand. Taimalieitane Islands of Polynesia hosts an annual luau, and performs at public and private events.
(Appeared on 12/15/2013 and 8/9/2014)
Tanoa Poly Dance Group
Male dance group from Stockton, California, performs at public and private events.
Dance group from Stockton, California, led by California Hula Supply store Owner/Instructor Melanie Lagrimas-Esguerra performs at public and private events, and welcomes students of all ages to learn dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and Samoa.