This event finished on 14 June 2013.
Originally formed in 2001, the Ho’omana Hawaiian Band is known throughout Northern and Central California as one of the top recording and performing groups, with an instantly recognizable sound, focusing on fresh arrangements of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs with beautiful three-part harmonies.
A very tight trio, Ho’omana features six-string rhythm and slack-key guitars, ukulele and bass. The band is led by Manley Bush (lead & background vocals, 6-string slack-key guitar, and ukulele). Manley was born in Honolulu, HI, raised in Kapa’a, Kaua’i and Waimanalo. His musical talents were self-taught and began at a young age, influenced by the masters of Hawaiian music and Slack-key Guitar, such as Gabby Pahinui and Sons and the Sons of Hawai’i, among others. Manley is also a co-founder of the Bay Area Aloha Festival and popular emcee of the yearly August two-day outdoor event.
Joining Manley is Robert Ucangco on rhythm guitar and Eddie Navarro on electric or acoustical bass. Â Al three musicians share lead and backup vocals