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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
- Pacific Islander-owned
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The BEST Wedding Entertainer!
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!
The best Experience Ever
We love bula & ash
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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A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC
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.
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!!!!"