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A unique blend of Polynesian music,
Rhythm & Blues, and good ol' Rock-n-Roll

7/6/14 Uncle Ledward Kaapana Concert

on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:35

Looking forward to seeing Uncle Ledward, Hawaiian music just got better in Sonoma County for the July 4th weekend!
Love his smile, his hearty laughs and those fingers, JAMMING crazy along with his beautiful leo and meles.

Recent Trip to Oahu

on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:42

A great five day trip back to Oahu, for a private event in Waikiki 6/21, enjoying Kaneohe, some friends and good laughs, driving to the country of my town La'ie.
Meeting up with Aunty Ululani Zuttermeister Black, Aunty Lin

Kulaiwi, My Beloved Homeland makes Mele.Com Top Ten

on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:05

Within four months, Faith's newest cd release, Kulaiwi My Beloved Homeland, makes the number #3 and number #5 spot for October 2013, January 2014.
Only on Hawaii's most popular online website, Mele.Com, where noted for

Osaka, Japan Tour 11/20-27/2013

on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:26

Wow, an amazing run of a spin to Osaka for my first time! Headed out with Kumu Hula, Aunty Ululani Zuttermeister Black, Aunty Lin Hong for a quick week to Japan as I could hardly wait.
In awe of the beautiful city of

News Flash-Honolulu Star Bulletin reviews Faith's newest album!

on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 06:22

Island Mele: ‘Kulaiwi’ by Faith Ako
Kulaiwi, My Beloved Homeland’
Faith Ako (Faith Ako)
Expatriate islander Faith Ako, formerly of Kahuku and currently a resident of the Bay

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Album Reviews
John Berger Honolulu Pulse Scene
Community Voice
SFGate Hawaii Insider
Aloha by the Bay Music Series
HI Sessions/Hawaiian Airlines Inflight Video
HI Sessions/Hawaiian Airlines Inflight Video

2015 Kulia I Ka Nuu Award Winner
SF Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Northern California Award
SF Mayor Ed Lee Award

Mana'o, Kaona, Liner Notes
Kulaiwi, My Beloved Home

After a hula class late July this summer, I sat in a park and talked with my dear friend and colleague, Kumu Hula Shawna Alapa'i.

Local Bay Area Musicians

Steven Espaniola
Hawaii Music Award Winner 2006
HCCNC Kulia I Ka Nu'u Award Recipient 2015
Bay Area's Finest Falsetto Artist

Patrick Landeza
Dual Recipient of Hawai'is Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Slack Key Guitar
HCCNC Kulia I Ka Nu'u Award Recipient 2015
​Berkeley's Individual, Slack Key Artist 

Located in Marin County and performing Hawaiian and island-style music for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ukulele Friends O'hana of Marin
Kanikapila group located in Marin County, CA. Uncle Del also gives great ukulele lessons too.

Local Places to Dine
900 22nd


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