Paula Fuga

Melissa Moniz
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Friday - July 13, 2007
Paula Fuga
Paula Fuga

Age: 28

Hometown: Waimanalo

High school graduated from: Kailua

Is music a full-time career? Yeah, I do music full time.During the day I just take care of things. Right now I’m planning a couple of shows and a little tour for some friends who will be visiting from the Mainland. I’m trying to plan this all-girl tour in September and it’s going to be Oahu,Kona and Maui.I’m really excited to have them play and I’m taking all the girls with me. I’m also starting a foundation called the Lilikoi Foundation, and it’s going to be a foundation that helps women in transition. I’m also writing a book. I’m a poet, so I’m writing a book of poetry. It’s kind of a collection of poetry that I’ve written over the years.

What’s your musical style? I have this thing that describes my music called Oregano Blue. It’s like original music influenced by reggae and rhythm and blues.

Musical accomplishments: I’m proud of creating an album that is truly the music from within me. I am proud that I did it on my own pretty much - just me and my business partner. We started a record label called Pakipika Productions, and I was very lucky and blessed to be able to be in control of it. To me, I think that was a huge accomplishment.

The Hoku Hanohano Awards was a big event for you this year, as you took home the Hoku for “Most Promising Artist"as well as two other nominations.Was it a big accomplishment for you? Yeah, because my whole life I’ve always watched the Hokus on TV,and I’ve always loved Hawaiian music.I always looked forward to being a part of the Hokus and I finally got that chance. And you know what? I was kind of sad that I didn’t get a chance to sing, and I was telling my boyfriend how disappointed I was that they didn’t pick me to sing.And so he goes,“You should just be thankful that you just got nominated.” And so my boyfriend really put it into perspective for me and he made me really grateful about my nominations. So much so that it didn’t matter if I really won or not. And that took a lot of weight off the Hoku.So when I won the Hoku it was a wonderful feeling,but I still know what’s more important.There’s a bigger picture for me.

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(Paula Fuga opens the evening for’s 10th anniversary at thirtynine hotel on Saturday, July 14. pioneered the electronic frontiers for clubgoers looking to connect and share opinions about Honolulu’s then-embryonic club scene. The evening’s entertainment includes a lineup of friends old and new, including The Spacifics, Creed Chamelon, Tassho Pierce (aka Emeric), Ginko Marashino, Seeko, Jahson the 45 Revolver, Kavet the Catalyst, BassX and Nomaterbacks.)

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