- 22 December 2017 6:30pm
Woo Hoo! “POMAIKAI” will be back again. This group of 5 incredible musicians first visited Pono together in October of this year. And here they come again to make sure that Pono’s Christmas Season is a great one. I expect that they will sing a couple of Christmas Songs, but this will be a “December Baby Birthday Party”, “Last Aloha Friday before Christmas Party” and simply “A great chance to see good friends and great performers who we seldom get to see together Party”.
The description I wrote in October for these “Fantastic Five” still holds true so I’ll just re-use it here; Each one of the 5 members who will be coming to Pono is a super talented performer in his/her own right and has been appearing solo or in combination with others for much of their life. A brief introduction to each could go like this; Bassist, `Ukulele Player, Guitarist, and Falsetto singer J.D. Puli is perhaps the driving force of the band, accompanied by Art “don’t ask me I’m just the bassman,” Sap – the one who keeps everyone in line. Ray (Kala Blind) is an amazing `ukulele player and vocalist, who moved to the Bay Area from SoCal about 6 years ago. Also playing `ukulele will be Kaluna Pamai-Paler, brilliant musician and newlywed. Last and certainly not least valuable, is the Beauty among these Beasts, Kanoe Kahaku, who will both share vocals with us, and dance some of her hula interpretations. As she will undoubtedly invite you, “all dancers are encouraged to take to the floor when you know any song being sung”.
Lastly, as you know, we don’t have a cover charge but will have one of our servers by the door to receive, for the band, your $10 (or whatever) donation to reward them for their contribution on this Aloha Friday and help them cover expenses. Be sure to tell or bring your friends to this wonderful musical presentation. NOT YOUR TYPICAL FRIDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!