Ohana means family…
We are a performing family that focuses on Polynesian music and entertainment.
Devon (Ka Haku Mele) Marantz is a gifted instrumentalist, singer and performer. Devon’s Hawaiian name is Ka Haku Mele, “the weaver of songs”. He plays the guitar, ukulele, Tahitian Banjo, piano and various percussion instruments such as the Tahitian drums (Toere and Pahu). Devon enjoys spending time with his ohana (family) and friends performing.
Brandon (I Kaika) Marantz is a talented, vibrant vocalist and performer. Brandon’s Hawaiian name is I KaiKa, “the strong and the powerful”. He has been one of the chief soloists in various performing groups. Brandon also plays the ukulele, bass guitar, Tahitian banjo and Tahitian percussion drums (Faa ‘tete and short Toere).
Nastassia (Mili Nanea) Marantz is a singer, musical performer and graceful dancer. Nastassia’s Hawaiian name is Mili Nanea, “the cherished person that absorbs and delights”. She has been dancing since she can remember and also plays the upright bass and is learning ukulele and piano. She is being taught by Thela Leimamo Nink and Kamalani Nink of the Ohana Polynesian Dancers.
Monique (Kaleoaloha) Marantz is a singer and a sassy dancer. Monique’s Hawaiian name is Kaleoaloha, “the voice of love”. She is the youngest performer of our ohana but has the composure of a seasoned professional. She is learning ukulele and piano along with her sister. She is also under the tutelage of Thela Leimamo Nink and Kamalani Nink of the Ohana Polynesian Dancers.
Lynette (Ka’ Ohinani) Marantz is the primary female singer and is Makuahine (Mother). Lynette’s Hawaiian name is Ka’ Ohinani, “the gatherer of beautiful things”. She is the matriarch of the ohana and is the glue which holds us together.
Gordon (Ka’eo) Marantz is Makua Kane (Father) of the ohana. Gordon’s Hawaiian name is Ka’eo, “full of knowledge, strong and fervent”. He is the one that drives us to continually improve and perfect our skills. He is also the planner and preparer.