Special Performance by Paula Fuga at OluKai’s Ho’olaule’a Ocean Festival
April 29, 2009, Maui, HI – OluKai Premium Footwear announces Paula Fuga as the featured musical guest at Ho'olaule'a Ocean Festival, happening at Kanaha Beach on Maui, May 16th and 17th. The event features a Stand Up Paddle and an OC1 race, with Saturday festivities highlighted by a traditional Hawaiian luau dinner, hula performance, and the cultural graces of Paula's melodies.
The concert is free and will begin at 4pm on May 16th. It is one of many complimentary activities available throughout the weekend to allow attendees to experience the Hawaiian culture. For complete listing of events please visit https://www.olukai.com/
Paula is a true Hawaiian who actively devotes her time to the community and expresses her love for the culture through music and lyrics. Critics have praised her talents by presenting her with a Na Hoku Hano Hano Award, Hawaii's most prestigious music honor.
Paula was one of the first Hawaii-based artists invited to take part in Jack Johnson's Kokua Festival in 2006. Since then, the Grammy Award winner has collaborated with Paula on Mana Maoli, a fund raising CD to benefit Native Hawaiian Charter Schools. She has also collaborated with the Honolulu Symphony and was the opening musical guest for Three Dog Night. Paula Fuga released her self-produced album, Lilikoi, in May 2006. The tracks are soulful with a jazz appeal and inspired with Hawaiian-infused lyrics.
"OluKai welcomes Paula Fuga to the OluKai 'Ohana. We are excited to showcase such an influential icon to the Hawaiian culture and share her talents with the paddling community," says Matthew Murasko, Maui Ambassador for OluKai. "Her ideals and commitment to tradition and culture represent OluKai's core values presented through Ho'olaule'a."
Part of proceeds from the event will go to OluKai's 'Ohana Giveback Program. For more information about OluKai's Ho'olaule'a Ocean Festival and to sign up for the races please visit www.OluKai.com. For artist information visit www.paulafugamusic.com.