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Keanaaina wins Clyde “Kindy” Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest

Devin Kahale Alii Keanaaina won the 19th Annual Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto Storytellng Contest at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Friday. Photography by Michael Darden | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Devin Kahale Alii Keanaaina won the 19th Annual Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto Storytellng Contest at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Saturday (Sept 4). Photography by Michael Darden | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor

Photography by Michael Darden | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Devin Kahale Alii Keanaaina performs the mele A Heahe to win the 19th Annual Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto Storytellng Contest at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Friday (Sept 4).

Devin Kahale Alii Keanaaina performs the mele A Heahe to win the 19th Annual Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto Storytellng Contest at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Saturday (Sept 4). Michael Darden Photo | Special to Hawaii 24/7

The 19th annual Clyde “Kindy” Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling crown belongs to Devin Kahale Alii Keanaaina. He impressed judges with his rendition of “A Heaha.”

Runner-up was Micah Hoapili-DeAguiar and third place went to Kahua Cagampang.

One highlight was a performance by Kai Hasegawa, of Japan. The 72-year-old said he loves Hawaii, but also had to say he loves Japan because his wife was in the audience.

Hasegawa also apologized for the bombing of Pearl Harbor in three languages – Japanese, English and Hawaiian.

The contest, part of the 30 Days of Aloha – Hawaii Island Festivals, was
Saturday evening at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott.

Contestants
Pomaikai “Robert” Kruger – Kauhale O Kamapuaa
Kai Hasegawa – Kaena
Brannon Kamahana Kealoha – Ninipo
Micah Hoapili-DeAguiar – Waiulu
Daven Chang – Pua Lililehua
Kahua Cagampang – Lei Halia Aloha
Devin Kahale Alii Keanaaina – A Heaha

Judges
Nalani Kanakaole
Bruddah Smitty
Duane Yamada
Pualani Kanahele, Olelo (Hawaiian Language)
Leinaala Kalama-Heine, Mooleio (Storytelling)

2010 Hawaii Island Festival Royal Court
Moi Kane: Jeffery Jones Keanaaina
Moi Wahine: Millies Darling Keanaaina-Arruda

— Find out more:
www.hawaiiislandfestival.org

Kai Hasegawa came from Japan to compete in the 19th annual falsetto and storytelling contest. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

One Response to “Keanaaina wins Clyde “Kindy” Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest”

  1. Margaret Cox says:

    Would love to acquire any recordings of Micah Hoapili-De Aguiar.

    His voice was exceptional and I would love to hear more.

    Thank you.

    Margaret Cox

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