Paula Fuga

Paula Fuga

BandFolkAcoustic

Oregano Blue....Original Music influenced by Reggae and Rythm and Blues

Biography

A humble beginning surrounded by the blues and gospel music of Louisiana, rooted and matured in the cultural richness and diversity of Hawaii, and eventually touring the West Coast of America have infused Paula Fuga with a voice that is wet with soul from America’s Bible Belt, ripened by the various textures of paradise, and cultivated with sophistication through a sovereign journey.

On her independent record label, Pakipika Productions, Paula Fuga has managed to release her unique flavor of music around the world, earning an astounding and dedicated fan base, while collecting impressive critical acclaim, including a Na Hoku Hano Hano Award; Hawaii’s highest and most prestigious music honor, which lead to her collaboration with the Honolulu Symphony, opening for Three Dog Night. She’s also been a prominent feature on the L.A. indie radio station 103.1’s Native Wayne Show, and featured as the Global Hit on NPR’s syndicated program The World.

In 2006, she was one of the first Hawaii-based artists invited to take part in Jack Johnson’s Kokua Festival. A friendship sparked, and the Grammy Award winner has since collaborated with Fuga to record Country Road as a benefit for the fund-raising CD, Mana Maoli, with money used to support Native Hawaiian Charter Schools. Jack and Paula have subsequently appeared alongside one another on “Give Voice,” a featured track on Culver City Dub Collective’s debut CD, Dos. The L.A. based dub-outfit, Culver City Dub Collective backed up Fuga on her May 2007 U.S. tour, shared the stage again in Fuga’s January 2008 West Coast tour, and collaborated yet again for the West Coast leg of Jack Johnson’s 2008 U.S. tour

In September 2007, Fuga organized the inaugural Lilikoi Fair in Honolulu, a 3-day festival benefiting the launch of her non-profit organization, The Lilikoi Foundation. The foundation will aid women in transition, providing them with medical assistance, mentorship opportunities for teenagers, counseling, and classes geared at strengthening individual self-love and respect. Fuga’s hard at work ushering in a positive support system for at-risk women in Hawaii, and continues to work towards causes that strengthen families in both her music and through her foundation.

Lyrics

Lilikoi

Written By: Paula Fuga

Chorus:
Sweet and sour like a Lilikoi oh my joy
Like smoke rising from the fire taking me higher

I’ll never love again
The way that I loved you my friend
I know I put it all on you
Let your thoughts determine how I feel about me too
Now I know I must be one within
Before I create my own kin
I must be strong I must rely on the father
An independent daughter needs a strong courageous mother

Oh and now I know
I see the light it’s clear to me now
Oh and now I know

Chorus

Ina mamake au e hopu I ka i’a
Pono e malama i ka lo’i
E piha ana i ka loko i’a
Hiki no ke koho me ka pono

Oh and now I know
I see the light it’s clear to me now
Oh I maopopo

Whistling solo

Chorus

Sweet Reverie

Written By: Paula Fuga

All my life I’ve waited for you I can’t believe this is true
Have you my love been waiting for me, am I your destiny
All these years all those lonely tears

Chorus:
Are you real or are you a dream
I believe we’re meant to be
Are you real or are you a dream
I believe in destiny yeah

Visualized your beautiful face
Imagined your tender embrace
Wondered who you’d be
I knew that we’d be happy

Sometimes I’d watch the stars in the sky
Think of you then I’d sigh
Is it all a dream
Are you just a sweet reverie?

Chorus

Oh how I’ve prayed for someone to love
You must have been sent from above
Now that you are mine
I’ll love you till the end of time

Chorus

All my life I’ve waited for you
I can’t believe this is true

Country Road

Written By: Paula Fuga

Head on Collision on a 2 lane country road, Lord I pray let them be safe.

No turning back I'm just a mile away from home, I sit here waiting let me be patient.

Chorus:
Sometimes it's hard to ease my mind to realize, you're always with me waiting, willing to hear my, thoughts my hopes, my dreams, my every need

I pray for wisdom and overstanding

What's meant to be will always be though I controll my destiny, Free will you gave me even though you made me.
Be careful of the things you do it eventually comes back to you, universal law, Babylon shall fall.

Chorus

I pray for peace in times of war

- Whistling Solo -

Destruction of Civilizations past is consequence of forests thrashed, the air you breathe comes directly from trees, What goes up must come back down, what goes around comes back around, the things you do shall be done unto you.

Chorus

I pray for light in times of darkness

Discography

Paula Fuga - Lilikoi
Mana Maoli - Country Road with Jack Johnson