Mana Poly All-Stars
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1) S.pacific Musik Intro
8) S.pacifik Girls
Mana Poly All-Stars Band Members
James Rubi - Lead guitar
Kalanianaole Hafoka - Guitar, Vocal
Luisa Hafoka - Vocal
Na'a Hafoka - Percussion, Vocal
Peter Kinikini - Bass, Vocal
Setema V. Gali - Keyboards, Vocal
Siosifa "Ese" Taiese - Drums, Vocal
Taniela "Nela" Otuafi - Keyboards, Vocal
Mana Poly All-Stars (MPA) is no stranger to the music industry. With well over fifteen years of combined
experience, they have had success in both the retail and radio charts, in addition, to posting numerous "Number
1 Hits" on Polynesian radio stations along the west coast, the Polynesian triangle, Guam, Saipan, and the
Micro and Melanesian islands. MPA's fortune is accredited to a sound which
they have pioneered together-urban island music.
S.pacifik Musik (pronounced "specific music"), Mana Poly All-Stars' debut album, was released in
October 2005 and is rapidly gaining mainstream recognition in the music industry. Winning the Best Out
of County Artist/Group award at the Fifth Annual Orange County Music Awards and being nominated
for Best R&B at the First Annual Southern California Music Awards are two examples of this. Other indications
of their growing popularity are their selection as the Salt Lake City, UT finalist for the 2006 Virgin College
Mega Tour and their placement with the Annual Legends of Rasta Reggae Festival Tour: Universal Love
2006 (formerly known as the Annual Bob Marley Festival Tour). Joining this tour has set Mana Poly All-Stars
in a line up with nationally recognized artists Wayne Wonder, Ky-Mani Marley, Shinehead and more. These events,
in conjunction with many others, will quickly take S.pacifik Musik to the masses.
"Mana," meaning power or great spirit, is the driving force behind this skillful sensation. "Poly," the shortened
version of the word Polynesian, is the culture and heritage of which they are a part. In trying to put together
the best Polynesian group imaginable, they sought out musicians who were already established in that
particular market. The collaboration of these musical innovators and brilliant songwriters helped derive the t
erm "All-Stars." Thus, the caliber of talent this group possesses is what makes them truly unique.
Formed in the summer of 1999, the Mana Poly All-Stars is definitely setting a new worldwide trend in music.
The accomplishments of the eight-member ensemble are only the beginning of many great things to come. All that
they have gained, and have learned, will be re-invested in an effort to inspire and provide avenues for other
Polynesian artists who also wish to pursue their dreams. Join the Mana Poly Mailing List at www.mpallstars.com
to catch a live performance in your area, as MPA embarks on their mission to spread "feel good" positive
music in their communities and throughout the world.