Live Stream Fundraiser
Aloha Valentine’s Concert
For Valentine’s Day, Paula Fuga and Malika Dudley are joining forces with local businesses to give back and raise money for the Maui Food Bank. As a child, Paula experienced food insecurity first hand. Through beautiful mele and heartfelt storytelling, the pair will take you on a journey to get to know Paula’s story, and understand the unique and pressing issues facing the Maui Food Bank.
Additionally, an exciting development has led to an anonymous donor pledging to match up to $10,000 in donations! Donate below to help us maximize the donor’s generous gift.
Several local businesses have also donated wonderful prize packages which will be awarded at random to those who participate in the campaign. Prizes include: (4) $50 gift certificates to Zippy’s, (2) $50 gift certificates to Duke’s Waikiki, (2) $50 gift certificates to Duke’s Kauai, (2) $50 gift certificates to Keoki’s Paradise, (2) $50 gift certificates Hula Grill Waikiki, (2) $50 gift certificates to Maui Brewing Co. Kahana, (2) $50 gift certificates to Maui Brewing Co. Kihei, $100 brunch at Papa Aina Maui, Mohala Eyewear Sunglasses ($168 value), $200 Acacia Swimwear gift certificate, (2) $50 gift certificates to Kimo’s, (2) $50 gift certificates to Leilani’s, (2) $50 gift certificates to Hula Grill, (2) $50 gift certificates to Duke’s Maui, (4) gift certificates to Olukai.com for a shoe or sandal of choice ($400 value), Aloha Modern suede microfiber towels + tide calendars ($250 value), and Stacy Maui Cookies ($50 value).
Mahalo for supporting the Maui Food Bank by donating to the Aloha Valentine’s Concert fundraiser!
With your support, a total of 20,492 meals were provided.
Her voice is unmistakable, her story undeniable and her spirit unbreakable. She is Paula Fuga. Lauded for her originality in song composition and spellbinding, soulful vocals, Fuga is one of Hawaii’s Top Female Entertainers. A poet at heart and an accomplished ukulele musician under Master Instructor, Roy Sakuma, she has intertwined her passions into award-winning songwriting desired by the industry’s most respected collaborators.
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 debuted on the stages of Madison Square Garden, The Sydney Opera House Forecourt and is a three-time return guest artist to The White House . She was featured on the song “Love Will Find a Way” with Nahko Bear and Trevor Hall for the album of her lifelong collaborator and guitarist, the musical genius, Mike Love.
Today, with a global fanbase and thriving music career, Fuga’s music is dedicated to inspiring positive social change – rooted in perseverance and hope – for those in need. She is fiercely committed to permeating the world with the evocative voice of the Hawaiian people.
She is an artist on a mission and music is her vehicle.
“Music is my first love. Love is my first language.” – Paula Fuga
Malika was born and raised in Papa’ikou on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. The former Miss Hawai’i, Malika is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated journalist and certified meteorologist. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007, and has worked for Hawaii News Now, Maui Now, Big Island Now, and most recently, KITV4 News.
In her free time, she is passionate about helping her community. Malika enjoys donating her time hosting community events, organizing donation drives for the Maui Food Bank, and teaching free CPR classes whenever she can.
Next up: Finishing grad school in the Spring, and launching her thesis project—“The Communification Podcast: Authentic Stories + Research-Based Strategies”—a podcast that uses communication theory to help everyday people with the beautification of their communication.
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