Meet the TEAM that created MO'O

Aunty Mapuana

Secretary

Ano ai ke aloha kakou! We are The Tandalʻs, Anake Mapuana & Anakala Kalani. We met on January 15,1975, Kalani was lead dancer and drummer for the Polynesian... [cont]

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Uncle Kalani

Captain Of Arms

In 1986, while stationed in Fort Campbell, KY., we started a Polynesian Performance group called: “Children Of the Pacific”; and then later changed it to “Children Of Polynesia”, a.k.a. “COP”. We did it for ... [cont]

 

Mari Helenihi

Vice President

Was born and raised in Southern California, and lived in Hawai`i for several years where she immediately knew she was “home”. Her love for the islands and Hawaiian culture grew stronger when she married her husband Aaron Helenihi... [cont]

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Aaron Helenihi

Treasure

Aaron Helenihi currently serves as Treasurer on the board of Manaia ‘Ohana Organization.  He was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i, and grew up on the west side of the island of O’ahu. After graduating from the Kamehameha Schools in 1991... [cont]

 

Pomaika'i Tandal - Aulaumea

Social Media & Costume Designer

Intro to Polynesian culture started when she was 2 1/2 year old from her parents. Right away her love for the melodic ukulele became her lullaby. She had such a great passion, that when... [cont]

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Tu'ugaifo [Mana] Aulaumea

Sounds & Set up

Through Pomaika'i's travels and work she met the love of her life, Mana, who was raised in America Samoa. Together they share a home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest [PNW] as they... [cont] 

 

Ho'omālamalama Brown

President

Raised in Nanakuli, HI & former military brat Ho'o clung to her Hawaiian heritage as a means of stability. Upon graduation she found herself working at a Native American school, in the PNW, which was perfect because... [cont]

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Ray Brown

Lead Musician

Growing up in a small town called Kawero, NZ you know what the simple life looks & feel like. Work, home, sleep... repeat. This was the life that Ray lived until his breakdancing background allowed him to... [cont]