Bulla Kaʻiliwai

A native of Kona and Kohala, Bulla plays, sings, and writes music that reflects his deep spiritual connection to ancestral places and his aloha and mahalo for the kupuna who have shared their knowledge. His falsetto has been well-known since winning the 1997 Clyde “Kindy” Sproat Storytelling and Falsetto Singing Contest. Grandson of slack-key legend Raymond Kane, Bulla shared his ki hoalu on CD project Na Hulukupuna, a follow-up project to CD Kamakele. He danced hula under the direction of Kumu Hula JayJay Akiona and took over as Kumu after JayJay’s passing.