Artist Spotlight: Maoli


Artist Spotlight: Maoli


Artist Spotlight: Maoli


Unforgettable Encounters with Maoli: A Journey of Friendship and Support

In the world of music, chance encounters can often lead to lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences. Such was the case when the Calibis crew first stumbled upon the band Maoli during a Fortunate Youth concert in Orangeville back in 2014. Little did we know that this meeting would be the beginning of a remarkable bond between the us, marked by shared adventures, barbecues, and unwavering support for one another.

The Start of Something Special

Maoli, a relatively unknown band at the time, delivered an electrifying performance that, at the time, captivated a small crowd of six to eight people. This passionate and energetic display left a lasting impression on the on the team, sparking a desire to learn more about the band. Later that day, an unexpected get-together with Fortunate Youth and Maoli after the show solidified our connection, as the we merged our energies and forged a bond that would grow stronger over time.

Deepening Bonds

As Fortunate Youth and Maoli continued their tours, Calibis, was there to support them. This unwavering support extended beyond the stage, as Maoli occasionally stayed at the Calibis house, creating an atmosphere of genuine friendship and support. Although there were no official collaborations or merchandising between us and Maoli, the bond strengthened as time pasted on, fueled by our shared love for music and culture.

Artist Spotlight, Maoli: Musical Versatility and Influences

Maoli, the brainchild of Fil-Hawaiian artist Glenn Awong, has become one of the most influential and celebrated commercial recording artists in Hawaii and Polynesia. Their music seamlessly blends elements of Country, R&B, Soul, Acoustic, Rock & Roll, and Reggae, making them a versatile and dynamic force in the industry. Drawing inspiration from their rich cultural heritage and the beauty of the Hawaiian islands, Maoli's music transcends boundaries and speaks to the hearts of listeners.

Global Impact and Recognition

With a career spanning over 15 years, Maoli has captivated audiences worldwide, performing in various states in the US, as well as in New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Guam, and the Saipan Territories. Their heartfelt and uplifting music, often labeled as "Country Reggae," resonates with a wide range of audiences and has earned them an impressive collection of 21 #1 Regional Island Reggae Hits.

Evolution and Commitment to Authenticity

Despite their success, Maoli remains independent, driven by their dedication to their artistry and vision. Each album they release showcases their growth and maturity as artists, reflecting their commitment to creating authentic and heartfelt music. Through their Maoli Music Overload project, they continue to engage with their audience by releasing a new single every two weeks, demonstrating their innovative approach.

Engagement and Philanthropy

Maoli not only excels in music but also takes pride in their philanthropic efforts and advocacy for positive change. They use their platform to raise awareness about social and environmental issues affecting their island home, showcasing their deep connection to their community and culture.

As Maoli continues their journey, their genuine talent, versatility, and commitment to their roots have garnered them a dedicated fanbase that spans the globe. From the sun-soaked beaches of Hawaii to stages worldwide, Maoli's music resonates with a universal message of love, unity, and appreciation for life's beauty.

The story of Maoli and their Calibis serves as a testament to the power of chance encounters in the music world, leading to remarkable friendships and lifelong connections. Through shared experiences, barbecues, and unwavering support, Maoli and their Calibis have created a bond that defies distance and time. Their journey reminds us of the transformative power of music and the enriching experiences that come from unexpected encounters.

Don't miss the opportunity to catch his captivating live performances, including the upcoming show in Sacramento on the 17th. For a complete list of tour dates and to secure your tickets, visit his official website. Additionally, make sure to explore Maoli's extensive discography, including the Maoli Music Overload album, available on all major streaming platforms. Experience the infectious energy and soul-stirring melodies that have solidified Maoli's place as a powerhouse in contemporary island music.


- Calibis Crew 

By Devyn Session

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