Sunday October 1st, 2023
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30 pm; Concert begins at 7:00
Acclaimed for her originality in song composition and spellbinding, soulful vocals, Paula Fuga is one of Hawaii's top female musicians in generations.
A poet at heart and an accomplished ukulele player under Master Instructor, Roy Sakuma, she has intertwined her passions into award-winning songwriting. Her debut album, Lilikoi lauded the prestigious Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for ‘Most Promising Artist.’ Since the release of her EP Misery’s End, which featured guest appearances by Ziggy Marley and Jack Johnson, Fuga has headlined the global music circuit and performed on the stages of Madison Square Garden, The Sydney Opera House Forecourt and is a three-time return guest artist to The White House.
Today, with a global fanbase and thriving music career, Fuga’s music is dedicated to inspiring positive social change - rooted in perseverance and hope. She is fiercely committed to permeating the world with the evocative voice of the Hawaiian people. On June 18th, Fuga will release her second full-length album Rain on Sunday through Brushfire Records. Lead single, “If Ever” is available now.
community outreach event
In light of the Maui wildfire tragedy, Paula Fuga will discuss the Hawaiian value of Mālama - to care for, cherish, nurture, protect in a community outreach event sponsored by the Kodiak Arts Council.
Hawaiian cultural values are intertwined, often focusing on how we live with each other and the land we’re on. For example, such terms as “aloha”, usually defined as “love”, embodies our responsibility to those around us.
Mālama is specifically the act of caring, for each other (Mālama ka po‘e) and the land and environment (Mālama ‘āina). How do we manifest deep love for another – we mālama them. Mālama on a global level is demonstrated by Hawai‘i’s traditional voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a, currently on a voyage to mālama (caring) and kuleana (taking responsibility), with the ultimate goal of connecting Pacific communities for collective action around a shared sustainable destiny.
This is a FREE event held on Saturday September 30th (day before the concert) at 6:30 PM in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium Choral Pod & is open to all ages!