We had our photo taken with our friends Richard and Ululani Hoopii after their performance at the 12th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival in 2017. We saw Richard and his brother Sol receive the National Endowment for the Humanities Award in Washington D.C. when we lived in Maryland. We got to know Uncle Richard Hoopii after following him on stage at the same venues on Maui. We were touched when they invited us to their grandson’s birthday luau years ago and we were the only entertainers among family.
We played music for Richard Hoopii’s Celebration of Life in March 2018.
(Photo taken with Richard and Ululani Hoopii on 15 October 2017)