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Serving the Hawaiian Islands and mainland US, Bula Akamu and his company, Bula Music, provides an array of live music, DJ, and Polynesian entertainment customized to your special day. Bula Music helps create the ideal island mood and atmosphere you envision for your special event with their excellent music, impressive entertainment, top-notch sound, specialized intelligent lighting, and a warm and inviting ambiance.

Services Offered: Solo, Duo, Trio, Full Band, Hula Dancers, Fire Knife Dancers, Fire Poi Balls + Fire Fan Dancers, Conch Shell Blowers, Lei Greeters, DJ, Sound, Intelligent Lighting

Bula has performed for over a thousand couples and clients over the last 13 years. With a master's degree from Berklee College of Music, Bula is an expert ukulele, guitar, and slack key guitar player with stunning vocals and a charismatic presence. His own renditions of popular songs add a new dimension to the evening with his falsetto notes and deep tones that grab guests by the heartstrings and set the perfect mood. Bula loves engaging with your guests and will MC all the key elements of your day, allowing it to flow effortlessly for you. His extensive song list allows you to customize your music selections or request him to learn something new.

Bula has expanded his music knowledge into becoming a top requested DJ in the islands. Bula encompasses a very modern style of song mixing, beat matching, quick transitions, and effects with the most innovative and impressive sound and lighting on the market.

The outstanding Bula Music team is here to help create an enchanting evening for your guests. Check out their various packages for a full night of entertainment. All packages include an award-winning entertainment coordinator who will provide you with planning documents, help you with song selections, and assist you with itinerary planning to create a seamless flow from one part of your celebration to the next.

Book Bula Music for a night of non-stop celebration and an unparalleled experience unique to you and your guests.

Bula Akamu offers live music in the following genres:

  • Top 40
  • Easy Listening
  • Hawaiian
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • Country
  • R&B/soul
  • Dance
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Oldies
  • Rock
  • Pacific Islander-owned

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Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
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Michael M. Married on 02/25/2023
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The BEST Wedding Entertainer!

My now husband, Bryan, and I knew we wanted a live singer and ukulele player to perform for our Kauai wedding ceremony and reception, but little did we know we would land the best entertainer in Hawaii! After a lot of research, I came across Bula’s YouTube account and was instantly mesmerized by his smooth voice, his outstanding ukulele and guitar abilities, his hyped MC and DJ sets, and his team of some of the most skilled hula and fire knife dancers I have ever seen. The best part was all of these things were combined into just one entertainment package!

We were ecstatic to find out Bula was available for our wedding date, and we opted for a package that included it all! The process leading up to the wedding was extremely organized thanks to Bula’s wife, Ash. She provided a very detailed questionnaire for us to complete to get to know us better as a couple. Additionally, we set up a virtual call the week before the wedding to iron out last-minute details and timelines. One thing that I found especially attractive about Bula’s package was the seamless travel and accommodation arrangements. Bula’s team took care of their own flights, housing, and transportation of equipment from the Big Island to Kauai.

Fast forward to the wedding day, and all I can say is WOW! Everything about Bula and his team far exceeded our expectations. Hearing Bula sing as our wedding party walked down the aisle had me in tears. I have listened to our processional songs on Bula’s YouTube channel nonstop since our wedding. The hula show was one of our favorite parts of the day. At the end of the show, the two dancers brought me and Bryan up to teach us some hula moves, and it was a blast! I don’t think we have ever laughed as hard.

When it came time to open the dance floor, Bula knew how to get the entire room to our feet. We absolutely loved the music selection and smooth song transitions. There was nonstop dancing for hours, and our guests couldn’t stop talking about how great Bula’s DJing was. We ended the night with two members of Bula’s team doing the best fire knife dance I have ever seen! They brought me up and let me touch the flame with my finger, hand, and mouth.

To sum it up, you NEED to have Bula be a part of your wedding. They travel to the different Hawaiian Islands and even the US mainland, so there’s no reason not to!
Mahealani S. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best Experience Ever

Bula, went above and beyond. He was wonderful, his team was absolutely amazing. I would hire him again for another event without hesitation. I loved everything and every minute of entertainment he had. He made my wedding day beyond special, and accommodated my special requests so smoothly. Our wedding day was also my husbands birthday and I requested a special request to sing happy birthday and present my husband with a special cake and Bulla hit it on the spot to surprise my husband. He felt beyond special and he felt loved by everyone. We loved every minute
Rachel R. Married on 07/29/2023
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We love bula & ash

Bula was absolutely incredible for our big island wedding. There was no one else even on the list for us, it had to be Bula. In fact, Bula and Ash were my favorite vendors to work with. His songs are so beautiful and my husband and I had such a fun time picking out our playlist (he knows so many songs!) The lights, fog machine, set up, duo during dinner - everything was perfection!

I will never be able to fully express my gratitude for Bula learning to play E Pili Mai so I could surprise my husband with a wedding hula I learned in secret over several months. I was so nervous but Bula helped me to feel confident and deliver such a beautiful dance and gift. My husband cried like a baby. Mahalo!!!!
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Solace Weddings Solace Weddings Wedding Videographers

A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC

Hawaii Sound & Vision Hawaii Sound & Vision Wedding DJs

We work with dozens of musicians on the Big Island. Few of them match the pure talent and professionalism of Bula Akamu. We are honored to book him for our most valued clients. Bula brings a wonderful burst of aloha to events big and small. He is the perfect choice for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Karen Loudon Photography Karen Loudon Photography Wedding Photographers

Bula has performed acoustic guitar and sung at many weddings I that have photographed. He is a friendly and accommodating guy with an outstanding talent and wonderful "presence". He is very versatile - from authentic "Island" music to soulful mainstream music. He is VERY GOOD!!! I have also noticed that he always arrives early . . . and ready to perform. I cannot say enough about Bulai!!!!"


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