Article by Lila Metzger

Photos by Donna Ho

Rapper "4words" [Tommy Patch] of Kilauea

Rapper "4words," aka Tommy Patch of Kilauea, winner of the rap segment of the KUGA Love Life Creative Festival. Photo by Donna Ho














On May 31, Kaua`i Underground Artists hosted its 4th Annual Love Life Creative Festival at The Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall. The family oriented event hosted over 25 creative vendors and an all-styles dance showcase featuring over 70 dances performed by persons ranging in age from 5 years old through adults. Also on the scene: a fashion show by Wild and Free Kaua`i; a Hip-Hop arena with dance competitions and rap battles; special guest judges from Las Vegas; and O`ahu’s top freestyle rapper, Big Mox. This year’s event nearly doubled in attendance over last year’s, attracting over 1,300 persons.

“The energy that filled the building had everyone’s faces glowing and this alone makes all the hard work in planning an event like this worth it” says Kuga founder, director and festival coordinator, Lila Metzger. She adds, “The purpose of this event is to create a drug-free and suicide-free culture on Kaua`i and hopefully in all of Hawai`i.

For information on KUGA, dance classes or the annual Love Life Creative Festival visit KUGA.