The Benioni Ohana has over 40 years of entertainment experience, performing internationally throughout the Hawaiian Islands, U.S., Japan and the South Pacific. For TaituaAriki “Dad” being raised in Aitutaki, Cook Islands and New Zealand, drumming, strumming and singing are still daily evening events. Our director "Hinali’i" is a native Hawaiian, raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of three Hinali'i started dancing hula, went on to perform for the visitors of the Lurline Cruise Liner at the age of nine. Hinali'i has many wonderful memories being trainded by her Kumu’s Rose Joshua, Uncle Tommy Hiona, and George Holokai.
TaituaAriki and Hinali'i have choreographed shows and performed in Bali Hai in Sendai City, Hokaido, Japan, the "Hula Hut Dinner Show" with Al Makahinu, "Disney World Polynesian Revue" with Kaui Brandt, "Here is Hawaii" with Keola Beamer Dinner Show, "Columbia Artist Polynesian Spectacular Show", "Drums of the Pacific" at Duke Kahanamoku's with Falaniko's, "Tihati's", "Tavana's", "Hulu Lindsey's Polynesian Show" and the "Royal Lahaina Luau Show." Hinali'i was also a freelance solo entertainer with Aunty Genoa Keawe, Blosson Kunewa, Kekua Fernandes and Andy Cummings, lead dancer for the Hawaiian Airlines Promotional team throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
The list is endless as they have entertained in every venue for any celebration imaginalble, for many VIP'S within their private homes such as Eddie Brigatti with the Young Rascals, Tom Seleck, and Mr. Donald Trump, are just to name a few.