Moku‘ula by Moonlight will celebrate the Summer Solstice on Monday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Our cultural and educational program is free for the public.  As the full moon rises over Mauna Kahalawai in West Maui, the Mokuʻula/Mokuhinia restoration site in Lahaina is in the spotlight, and the next generation of Hawaiian musicians and storytellers will be guest entertainers.

Students of George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Guitar & ‘Ukulele Workshops will take the stage for Hawaiian mele and mo‘olelo.  One young rising star is Anthony Pfluke, a 15-year-old singer-songwriter born and raised on Maui. He performs contemporary and island style Hawaiian music along with his soul-stirring original compositions.  Anthony recently released an EP titled, “Never Letting Go” with Uncle George Kahumoku.  He plays ‘ukulele, piano and slack key guitar, and has won Hula Grill’s Youth ‘Ukulele Contest three years in a row.  Performing with him will be Lois Leinani Whitney. Lois is a pianist-singer, voice, choir and piano instructor, writer and photographer. She serves Maui County as Assistant Communications Director for Mayor Alan Arakawa, and was one of the first musicians to graduate from the Institute of Hawaiian Music in 2012. Musician Shem Kahawai‘i is also scheduled to perform.

As part of the program, special guest speaker Tiare Lawrence will talk about the Aloha ‘Aina Project, Native Hawaiian movements for the protection of land and natural resources, promoting cultural responsibility.

Anthony Pfluke 'ukulele performer   Tiare Lawrence Aloha 'Aina coordinator   Lois Leinani Whitney web

#MbM is held on the lawn in front of Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park, 525 Front Street, Lahaina.  Limited bench seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.  For more information, contact us or visit our Facebook page.