Tui & Maile Letuli ~ Ambassadors of Aloha

Meet Tui and Maile Letuli, bringing you love and Aloha Spirit through music (mele), ukulele,  dance (hula)  and friendship (hoaloha). 

 

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. Together they have given their talents back to to community and founded Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts in Southern California, the host of Weekend in Polynesia , the largest fire knife dance competition in North America and ITO (International Tahitian Ori) competition helping the youth of Polynesia connect to their rich heritage.  

Their efforts have supported their son's success of touring the world with Hawaii's 2018 Grammy nominated Josh Tatofi.  They also have given their talents back to to community and founded Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts, the host of Weekend in Polynesia , the largest fire knife dance competition in North America and ITO (International Tahitian Ori) competition helping the youth of Polynesia connect to their rich rich heritage.  

Their journey has them travelling worldwide, speaking at a various events,  and they love spending time at their homes with their family in American Samoa, Maui and California.  They are true Ambassadors of Aloha that love to fulfill their passion of touching people’s lives with the Spirit of Aloha. 

 

 

Po’okela  (Excellence)

Ahuwale ka po’okela i kau hana ia ha’i
“It is through the way you serve others that your greatness will be felt.

 

News

2018 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. 

 

Contact Us

We are located in:

*Freddies Beach,
American Samoa

*Lahaina, Maui Hawaii

*Torrance, California

 

684-699-4617

310-871-5385

maile@letuli.com

tui@letuli.com