Pulama, Pili Moreno & Hula Manu
AN EVENING OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND HULA WITH PULAMA, PILI MORENO & HULA MANU
Pulama is the vocal/guitar duo of Jim Romano and Paula Kauaplauk Rudman.
They sing and play the music of Hawaii in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The word pulama means torch in the Hawaiian language. It also means to care for, cherish, treasure and save.
When slack-key guitarist Jim Romano and singer Paula Kauaplauk Rudman met by chance at a healing conference in 2003 after years of living in the same neighborhood, they discovered a shared love of Hawaii and Hawaiian music. They started singing and doing healing together that first day.
Performances for local audiences soon followed. They are beloved for their beautiful, meticulous versions of Hawaiian mele as well as for the creativity and aloha they bring to all their music.
People frequently say it is rare to find two voices that blend so beautifully, and one listener remarked that Pulamas music is like velvet for the heart.
Pili Moreno is a traditional healer and ceremonialist, as well as musician. He received his first ukulele at the age of five, started playing guitar when he was thirteen, and has had his head and heart full of music ever since. The songs of Hawaii are truly his mele aloha (beloved songs).
Pili is skilled in traditional Hawaiian music, including slack key guitar and vocals, and has performed solo, with Hawaiian bands, and with a number of award-winning hula troupes at concerts, hula competitions, festivals, and Hawaiian gatherings of all sorts on the West Coast and in Hawaii.
He has been privileged to accompany N Hk Hanohano award-winning vocalists Uluwehi Guerrero and Darlene Ahuna in concert.
Pili approaches Hawaiian music with the same dedication, focus, and respect that he brings to his work as a healer and teacher.
Elegant Island Entertainment
The lovely and talented Hula Manu delights audiences with their own brand of award-winning Hawaiian dance. Voted Gigmasters Best 2015 and now in its 30th season, Hula Manu captivates with a vibrant repertoire featuring unforgettable depictions of stories and legends against a backdrop of time-honored, classic Hawaiian tunes.
East Bay Media Center (View)
1939 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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