“The music is relaxing. I wish that we could have Music on
the Mall more often,” said Jennifer Jaranilla, a senior majoring
in Biology, when asked what she thought about the music program.
Koa‘uka played songs from their two CD’s, Tailgate Party and
Sticky Koa‘uka Style. Branson Rosa, the group’s guitar player,
said that they have a new CD in the works and hope to release
“They (Koa‘uka) are good, and it’s a good way to kill some
time between classes,” said Matt Gallagher, sophomore majoring
Koa‘uka has been together for four years and plays on a regular
basis at Don Ho’s on Wednesdays from 5- 8 p.m., and at Ala Moana
Mai Tai Bar from 9:30- 12 p.m. They can also be found at Duke’s
on Fridays from 4-6 p.m..
“We play at other places as well but those nights change so
if you want to see us for sure we are always at Don Ho’s, The
Mai Tai Bar, and Duke’s,” said Rosa.
Koa‘uka is made up of Branson Rosa guitar, Wes Mulivai ukulele,
Keahi Lau bass, and Tyrone Cavacungan drums.