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Pulama
Pulama
Pulama is the vocal / guitar duo of Jim Romano and Paula Kauapalauki Rudman.
They sing and play the music of Hawai'i in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pulama is available for Weddings, Parties and other Special events. . .
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'Okupu Healing Arts

Pili (Lyn 'Unihipiliowailelepualu Hilliard) is a traditional healer, musician, and kumu nalu (meditation teacher) in the tradition of 'Okupu. 'Okupu is a path of meditation and spirituality which is deeply rooted in the traditional values and aloha of Hawai'i. It honors the Earth, the ancestors, and the wisdom and creativity of the individual. Pili has explored the infinite source of life, love, and awareness for more than forty years, and is known for his skill as a guide on the inner journey.

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Hula Manu O'o

Awarded "Gigmasters Best of 2012 and 2013", Hula Manu O'o featuring Pua comes directly from the South Pacific to feature at your next special event! Lovely and talented, our entertainers present showcases to suit every occasion and audience: from authentic dances of old Hawai'i to fun, upbeat party hulas that make every luau a good time! Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or large scale event, Hula Manu O'o delivers with more than 35 years of event entertainment experience and affordable, 5-Star packages starting at $200. Journey back in time when you book the "Ancient Voices" cultural showcase, enjoy the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality and book the "Island Journeys" hula show, romance fills the air in our tropical "Evening of Aloha" show, or swing the party into high-gear with the "Hapa Haole Luau Show". You can also customize your event with any combination of reasonably priced add-on features such as holiday-themed party shows, live musical accompaniment, Royal Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony, Aloha Lei Greeting, and more. No matter which options you choose, Hula Manu O'o featuring Pua is guaranteed to lend interest and diversity to every function with professional quality presentations, colorful costuming and vibrant repertoire!

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Novelty Lei

The timelessness of aloha for a day or a lifetime.

“Our mission at Novelty Lei is to share my passion by creating a lei for every special occasion”

Isha Mok - Of Novelty Lei

 

Isha Mok of Novelty Lei has made the most wonderful, beautiful lei and floral arrangements for our events.

She learned the art of her lei making as a child from her grandmother in Hawaii and her work is done with such heart and aloha.

She makes extraordinary Hawaiian, Thai and East Indian Lei and arrangements. Her work has been on exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Jim and Paula - Pulama

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Aloha Leis

Last Valentines Day, our Hawaiian music duo, Pulama played Aloha Grams for seven couples and we also played for a wedding party. Aileen at "Aloha Leis" worked with us to provide beautiful lei for the Aloha Gram recipients and for the wedding party. It was a pleasure to work with Aileen. The lei were delivered on time, with care, and in excellent condition. Aloha Leis provided the bride with a special lei that wowed everyone at the wedding. We recommend "Aloha Leis" to anyone looking to add beautiful lei and aloha to their event.

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MuscleTone Recording Studios

MuscleTone Studios opened in September 1987 in north Berkeley and offers 24 + track recording. 24 bit, 48/96k rates. Recording, overdubbing, editing, automated Mixing and CD Mastering. Recording technician extraordinaire, Derek Bianci specializes in acoustic (acoustic guitar in particular) small, and often live ensemble recordings.

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Coustii - Easy Ukulele Chords for Beginners

Are you wanting to learn to play the ukulele, but don't know where to begin? Well, you've come to the right place. We've broken down how to play ukulele chords into an easy digestible format.

 

Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Trader Vic's - Emeryville
 
Home of the original Mai Tai, Trader Vic’s offers tropical ambiance with island-style specialties and world famous tropical drinks.
 
Trader Vic’s Emeryville overlooks the beautiful Emeryville Marina with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and spectacular sunsets.
 
Banquet facilities can accommodate up to 150 and full service catering is available.
http://www.tradervics.com/locations/private-rooms.html#media
 
Trader Vic’s is a Bay Area institution since 1934.
http://www.themenupage.com/tradervics.html

Trader Vic's
9 Anchor Dr.
Emeryville CA 94608
510-653-4300

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thumbtack.com
Thumbtack.com
Thumbtack.com is an online service connecting people to local services.
 
http://www.thumbtack.com/Music-for-Weddings-Parties-and-Special-Events-El-Cerrito-CA/service/234455

Jim Romano, guitarist, singer, songwriter
brings the Music of Hawai'i to your Wedding, Party or Special Event.
 
Be transported to the Islands by the beautiful melodies and lyrics
of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian "mele" (songs)
and the soothing sounds "ki ho 'alu" (Hawaiian slack-key guitar).  
 
"I love playing Weddings, Parties and Special Events
and providing ambient music for dinner or cocktail parties.
There is always so much aloha at these events."
 
"I love the rich, full sound of the guitar in open tunings.
Playing in a variety of tunings transforms the guitar into a wonderfully creative solo instrument."
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Na Leo Nahenahe

The purpose of the group is to promote and preserve Hawaiian language, culture and song through choral music. The chorus annually presents concerts to the San Francisco community and has performed in such places as the annual Aloha Festival, the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and Bethany United Methodist Church (the group's rehearsal home). The chorus has also performed with Hawaiian artists such as Patrick Landeza, Kawika Alfiche, Steven Espaniola, Pili Moreno and Pulama.

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Le Rivage Hotel

Le Rivage Hotel in Sacramento, California is a great wedding venue ! Everything you need for the perfect wedding at one location. This is a lovely wedding site on beautifully landscaped grounds at the river’s edge overlooking the marina. Le Rivage Hotel offers nice rooms, a restaurant, bar, ballroom, meeting rooms and spa, for the wedding party and guests. There is valet parking, and pleasant, helpful staff every where to open doors or help you find what you are looking for. Event coordinator, Shannon Hall will work with you to plan your event and make sure everything is perfect. shannonh@scottsseafood.net or call at (916) 379-5996.

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Classic Hawaiian Designs

Exquisite Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry and Tahitian Pearls in 14kt and 18kt Gold, Silver and Platinum.

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Live Oak Studio

Live Oak Studio in Berkeley, California. Expertise, professionalism, state-of-the-art equipment and a multi-platinum track record spanning more than two decades.

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Forbidden Island tiki lounge

Forbidden Island 1304 Lincoln Ave. Alameda CA 94501 (510) 749-0332 Located in the heart of Alameda’s historic Bay Station Shopping District, Forbidden Island features a wide array of classic and contemporary gourmet cocktails, served in an exotic & fun tropical atmosphere. Forbidden Island is a classic tiki bar interior evoking the legendary tiki lounges of the 1950s and ’60s, with bamboo huts, waterfalls, and much more.

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Halau 'o Keikial'i

Halau 'o Keikiali'i 423 Baden Ave. South San Francisco, CA 94080 Halau 'o Keikiali'i is a traditional Hawaiian Cultural Group based in San Francisco. Since 1994, our goal has been to educate the general public by learning about the Hawaiian people, the traditional customs, values and protocols. Besides having regularly scheduled classes, we strive to help perpetuate the rich culture of the Hawaiian people through stage productions held for the general public throughout the year, including educational workshops, performances and other cultural events. Kumu Kawika Keikiali'ihiwahiwa Alfiche has been teaching hula and other aspects of Hawaiian culture since 1994 and has been a student of the Hawaiian culture all of his life. Kawika is the Kumu for Halau Hula (dance group), Halau 'o Keikiali'i, and Director for the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center. Kawika spends his life teaching and sharing his culture through the hula.

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Kumu Hula Association of Northern California

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DaSilva Ukulele Co.

DaSilva Ukulele Co. in Berkeley, California is the workshop of Michael DaSilva where he makes high-quality , handcrafted ukuleles. You will also find the full-line of RISA Solid and Electric instruments and inexpensive beginner ukes. The shop is also host to house concerts, ukulele lessons and workshops, the occasional jam session and meetings of the Berkeley Ukulele Club. Check the Calendar for events. DaSilva Ukulele Co. also provides expert instrument repair, ukulele building classes and supplies. Just call or email if you have questions about these items.

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Taropatch.net

The place where slack-key and ukulele students, fans and enthusiasts congregate.

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Huapala

Hawaiian Music and Hula Archives. The online collection of Hawaiian song lyrics.

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PICA

PICA, the Pacific Islanders' Cultural Association was founded in 1995 in Northern California. It is comprised of interested volunteers whose mission is to develop and perpetuate through education, the histories, cultures, traditional and contemporary folk arts of Pacific Islanders.

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San Francisco Bay Area Hawaiian Resources

Guide to local Hawaiian organizations, hula schools, musicians, businesses, and events.

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