Andy is truly amazed that the gift of music continues to take him to new places and affords opportunities to meet interesting people.  His diverse public performance experiences include:

  • Hawaiian Slack Key Festival at Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre (NJ), The Barns at Wolf Trap (VA), SubCulture (NY)
  • Opening soloist for HAPA at the Highline Ballroom, NYC, SubCulture NYC, and Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
  • Special guest performer with HAPA at The Narrows Center for the Arts (Fall River, MA) and The Kaye Playhouse (New York, NY)
  • Opening soloist for an evening of aloha with Makaha Sons and friends at Thomas G. Meehan Center for the Performing Arts
  • Opening act in Stratham, NH for the Mākaha Sons Take A Walk Through the Country 2009 World Tour
  • Pakele Live! With Tony Solis at the Willows
  • Musician for Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima 2012 North East tour at Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, La Mama ETC, and Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage
  • Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, HCIC Annual Forum (Big Island, Hawaii)
  • Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge – Festival (2013, 2014)
  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe – “Facing Future” book signing
  • American Museum of Natural History, Island Beats: Festival of Oceania
  • New York Uke Fest 2013
  • Lunar Stages with hula dancers Nā Lehua Melemele (2007)
  • 15th Annual Taro Festival (Hana, Maui)
  • Sun to Stars: South Asian Festival
  • Asian American Arts Alliance, FAB! Festival 2012
  • Staten Island Yanks pre-game show
  • 2 sold out shows at the Monkey – 2007 NYC Duo Festival
  • Atherton Theatre at Hawaiʻi Public Radio
  • Guest artist joining Big Island slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton at Cabin Concerts
  • Hula Moves, La Mama Dance Festival featuring Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima O Nuioka (Kumu Vicky Holt Takamine) and the Gracious Ladies
  • The Power of Hula at Ellen Stewart Theatre/The Annex featuring Nā Lehua Melemele, Hālau Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima O Nuioka (Kumu Vicky Holt Takamine), and Kumu Robert Cazimero
  • Japan Festival 2003 (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
  • Dance Your Heart Out! with Hui Nā Pua A Ka Makani (2005)
  • Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center

New York Hula at 92Y Street Fest ’19

Hula at the 92Y in New York City
Schedule 12–1 pm: Broadway Casts of Chicago, Mean Girls, Tootsie and Waitress perform 92Y School of Music, Harkness Dance and Musical Theater performances: 1:15–2 pm: NY Blues Hall of Famer Chris Bergson and the Chris Bergson Band2-2:45 pm: the Melissa Stylianou Trio interpreting standards3-3:15 pm: Lili Tewes3:15-3:45 pm: Pua Ali’i

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Liliʻu: Tribute to a Queen

We define our family, our ‘ohana, very broadly. It may have be begun with our parents and brothers and sisters, but it now includes hundreds of people who give us the support necessary for our creative endeavors. – Hula Master Robert Cazimero Seven and a half years ago, I could

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Hula on The Untitled Action Bronson Show

We were invited to perform Hawaiian music with hula dancers on the The Untitled Action Bronson Show. What a crazy experience! American fashion designer, entrepreneur, and artist Marc Ecko was a guest. And I was delighted to meet Top Chef contestant Sheldon Simeon. Turns out that Chef Sheldon plays a

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May Day is Lei Day in New York City

Thank you to the Church of the Intercession and Nā Lehua Melemele for organizing this wonderful community event. There was hula dancing, lei making, kid activities, art, and more. It was exciting to screen the film Sons of Hālāwa followed by performances by Jason Poole and Nā Lehua Melemele. I

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