County Fair Building at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California 2013 through 2016
Entertainers

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.

Blessed Love Gospel Reggae Band
www.facebook.com/iZiHolokahi
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
PHOTOS - VIDEO

Camp Unity Dancers
www.campunity.org
Located 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.
Appeared on 9/2/2017

Elijah Alaimo
www.facebook.com/SHOW.NUFF
Radio DJ/Music Promoter from San Francisco, California. Elijah was Master of Ceremonies at "Aloha Poly Fest 2014".
Appeared on 8/9/2014
PHOTOS

Halau Hula o Pu'uwai
halauhulaopuuwai@gmail.com
Dance group from San Jose, California, formed in 2012 by Kumu Kuki Gustafson, Nadine Lem and Debra Hennings (Kuki’s daughter). With more than 14 years of dance experience, Kuki has danced at several venues under the directions of Lynn Tilton, Mark Ho‘omalu, Randy Kau‘i Alesna and Kau‘i Isa.
Appeared on 8/10/2014, 8/8/2015, and 9/3/2016
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

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
VIDEOS

Hot Hula with Lennie-Jane
Certified dance fitness instructor Lennie-Jane Utanes from Vacaville, California.
Appeared on 8/9/2014

Hot Hula Fitness
www.hothulafitness.com
Maria Ning Cabrera Cisneros from Sacramento, California, and Mae Ruiz-Ignacio from Monterey, California are two of many 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 8/8/2015, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017
PHOTOS

Hula Club ANELA
leamiami@gmail.com
Dance group from San Jose, California, formed by Mana Asahina.
Appeared on 9/2/2017
VIDEO

Hula Halau 'O Makalapua
www.hulahalauomakalapua.com
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
PHOTOS

I Ka Nani a'o Aloha
www.facebook.com/ikananiaoaloha
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
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

iMusic
www.facebook.com/weareimusic
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
PHOTOS

Island Vibes Dance Group
www.honeebeeproductions.com
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 91215/2013 and 8/10/2014
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Ka Ehu Kai
www.facebook.com/pages/Ka-Ehu-Kai/171620916224635
Music band from Hayward, California, featuring Tennyson Lum (ukulele), Art Sap (bass guitar), Kaluna Peter (guitar), 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
PHOTOS

Ka Maile Hou 'O Kalani/Cathedral of Faith Ministries Hula
www.cathedraloffaith.org/contentpages/25824/d516c7c4-ff69-4da9-aaad-a2d517e8ea5c/Dance.aspx
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 12/15/2013, 8/9/2014, 8/8/2015, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

KalaBlind
www.facebook.com/pages/KalaBlind/203909682962752
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, 8/8/2015, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017
PHOTOS - VIDEO

Kalama Brothers
www.kalamabros.com
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
PHOTOS

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, 8/8/2015 , and 9/3/2016
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band
www.kapalakiko.org
Music band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1984 by 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 and 8/9/2015
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Ke Akua Anuenue Ohana Hula
www.akaohanahulaworship.com
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.
Appeared on 9/3/2016
VIDEO

Keikis of Altamont (formerly Lokes Looks Studio)
www.tracy.lokeslooks.com
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.
Appeared on 8/9/2014 and 9/2/2017
PHOTOS

Kua'aina
www.facebook.com/kuaainasacramento
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.
Appeared on 8/9/2014
PHOTOS

Le Ala Polynesian Dance Group
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008332449671
Dance group from San Leandro, California, performs dances representing the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and Tonga at public and private events.
Appeared on 9/2/2017

Leara Measina
www.facebook.com/groups/1403940993155667/
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
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Makali'i
www.facebook.com/makaliimusic
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.
Appeared on 8/9/2014
PHOTOS

Na Wahine O Kalani
www.coastsidehula.com
Dance studio in El Granada, California, formed by 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.
Appeared on 9/2/2017

Nate Umagat
Singer/Musician from Daly City, California, performs original and covers of Contemporary and Pop music.
Appeared on 8/8/2015 and 8/9/2015
PHOTOS

Ohana Dance Group / Kuhai Halau O Ke'alaanuhea
www.facebook.com/ohanadancegroup
Non-profit halau 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
VIDEOS

Pa Hula Ohana
www.uecshadesofpraise.org
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.
Appeared on 8/8/2015
PHOTOS

Pacific Vibes
www.facebook.com/pacific.vibes
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, 8/10/2014, and 9/2/2017
PHOTOS

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.
Appeared on 8/10/2014
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Reno Anoa'i
www.facebook.com/pages/Reno-Anoai/49199091761056
Singer/Musician from Daly City, California, placed in the top 50 as a contestant on season 14 (early 2015) of the television talent show, "American Idol".
Appeared on 8/9/2015 and 9/2/2017
PHOTOS

Roger Tapac
www.facebook.com/rtapac1
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
PHOTOS

Shades of Praise Worship Arts
www.uecshadesofpraise.org
Dance group 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.
Appeared on 8/8/2015
PHOTO - VIDEO

Taimalieitane Islands of Polynesia
www.facebook.com/pages/Taimalietane-Islands-of-Polynesia/302581873499
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
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Tanoa Poly Dance Group
www.facebook.com/tanoapolydance
Family male dance group in Stockton, California, performs at public and private events.
Appeared on 8/10/2014

Te Poly Nui
www.facebook.com/melanie.esguerra.5
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.
Appeared on 9/3/2016
VIDEOS

Tifa i Moana
www.facebook.com/tifaimoanadancegroup
Dance group in Hayward, California, managed by Ruby Fuala'au, performs dances that represent the islands of Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji at public and private events.
Appeared on 8/9/2014, 9/3/2016, and 9/2/2017
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Tony Fa'ataui
Personality in San Francisco, California. Tony was Master of Ceremonies at "Aloha Poly Fest 2015".
Appeared on 8/8/2015 and 8/9/2015
PHOTOS

Vai Hau Nui
www.facebook.com/vaihau.nui
Academy in Benecia, California, formed by Leandra Thompson welcomes students of all ages to learn art of Tahitian drumming and dance. Vai Hau Nui performs and competes at several public and private events, and welcomes students of all ages to join.
Appeared on 8/10/2014
PHOTOS - VIDEOS

Warriors Unite
www.facebook.com/warriorsunite
Non-profit organization in Oakland, California, welcomes others to learn about Tongan cultures and offers a variety youth programs for the Tongan community.
Appeared on 12/15/2013
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