Ooklah the Moc to Play at Next Weeks UH Hilo Ho’olaulea

Oahu reggae band Ooklah the Moc will be playing next weeks UH Hilo Ho’olaulea.

ooklahthemocOoklah has long been a favorite group of mine.  I’ve partied with a few of the members and they are a real cool group of dudes.


This is a performance from Ooklah’s gig last night at Pipeline Cafe on Oahu:


The Ho’olaulea in itself brings back memories for me, as in 1996 I was a student government senator and I was in charge of the PR for the Ho’olaulea.  That year, we were fortunate enough to get Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Na Leo Pilimehana.


We had IZ scheduled, but health complications forced him to cancel with less then a month until the Ho’olaulea was scheduled.  Less then 3 months later, he scheduled two concerts at the Crown Room in Hilo that I was fortunate enough to help promote.  This was IZ last performance on the Big Island before he passed away.


Here is the schedule for Saturday’s Ho’olaulea located at UH Hilo:

8am Break Thru Adventures Rummage Sale – UCB 127

11am Noho Hewa film presentation – UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

12n – 9pm Live Entertainment – Campus Center Plaza
* Mixjah
* Hawaiian Roots Band
* Ooklah the Moc & BW
* Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao (Samoan Club)
* Marshallese “Iakwe” Club
* Keaomalamalama Hawaiian Club
* ‘Ai Pohaku

3pm Noho Hewa film presentation – UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Featuring ono kine food booths, craft vendors, community information and cultural awareness displays in the Campus Center dining hall. There’ll be a new car show on the library lanai and motorcycles in the parking lot!

Special feature is Keikiland with games, crafts, water slide and a rock climbing wall in the Campus Center’s lower yard … all Keikiland activities are FREE! Adults can enjoy the water slide and rock climbing wall too!

More info next week with the list of vendors and booths! For further information, contact the Campus Center office, 974-7499.