Tui and Maile’s journey together started 30 years ago, in a beach town cafe where Tui played music and asked Maile to come and dance a hula while he played. Little did they know that would lead them to a path of island music and projects around the world as Ambassadors of Aloha.
Tui was raised in American Samoa. He is a Native Hawaiian and Samoan descent, is a gifted Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Stuntman and a man who passionately loves his Polynesian Islands. Tui comes from a long lineage of entertainers. His father, the Father of the Fire Knife dance was Paramount Chief Olo Misilagi Letuli who in the 1950’s added the fire to the Siva Afi dance. and his grandfather the legendary Al McIntire and his brothers Lani and Dick, who were one of the many artists who pioneered popularizing Hawaiian music in the 20's, 30’s & 40's. A natural born entertainer, Tui has worked as an actor, stuntman and as a Local 399 Teamsters in the movie industry and he is no stranger behind or in front of the camera. He currently contracts with Disney and serves as a talent scout for their Pacific Island worldwide projects. Part time he partners as a marketing director and consultant for many other worldwide organizations.
Maile also is Native Hawaiian mix with Portuguese, Chinese & Filipino. She was raised in California with her parents dedicated to raising her and her brothers influenced in the Hawaiian Culture. She spent summers in Hawai’i and has a diverse Hula genealogy that started at age 4, under the direction of Miss Maile Mau from the Island of Oahu. In her teenage years, she toured and danced with Moana Chang and the Kalani Islanders, leaders in Southern California for dancing and singing Polynesian songs in the 1970’s and 80’s. Her adult hula genealogy brought her to study under Kumu Hula Mohala Reese who studied Aunty Maiki Aiu Lake and Aunty Mae Klein.
Maile also comes from a family of entertainers and is cousins to Actor Branscombe Richmond, Na Hoku Winners Sean Na'auao & 2015 Merrie Monarch winners Kumu Kailihiwa and Ipolani Vaughan.
Both Tui and Maile passionately love their Polynesian Islands and are committed to preserving the cultural arts. Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts in Southern California,
Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts,
Ahuwale ka po’okela i kau hana ia ha’i
“It is through the way you serve others that your greatness will be felt.”
2020 We are settled into our Beach House at Manatua Beach, but we will continue our tours and sailing the South Pacific & Asia sharing Aloha around the WORLD. A mission we hold dear to our hearts. Best way to contact us is via Facebook message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We are located in:
*Lahaina, Maui Hawaii