Exclusive Kickoff Event
Wednesday, October 26 | 5:00 - 7:30 PM
These wahine will share their incredible journeys of pushing the limits in their respective fields. Following the stories shared, attendees will enjoy a special performance by Paula Fuga and the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra.
Performance by Paula Fuga & Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra
Exquisite vocals, powerful lyrics and gorgeous melodies have earned Paula Fuga widespread praise and made her one of the most sought-after live performers in Hawai‘i and beyond. A poet at heart and an accomplished ‘ukulele player, she has intertwined her passions into award-winning, deeply original songwriting. Her debut album, Lilikoi, garnered the prestigious Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for ‘Most Promising Artist’ and this year, she won Nā Hōkū Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary Album of the Year.
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. Called the "Hawaiian Queen of Soul", Paula's songs, which can range from island sound to reggae to Hawaiian roots to R&B, continue to resonate deeply.
Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra
The Hawai‘i Symphony is the orchestra of Hawai‘i, a public service provider, a pillar for the arts, and a home for an all-inclusive community.
Their vision is to broaden community access to meaningful musical experiences to everyone in our culturally rich state. The HSO remains committed to reaching our community through in-person performances and digital broadcasts that feature their gifted musicians, stellar guest artists, and renowned conductors.