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Merrie Monarch Festival 2013 results

At the 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Kawailiula dominated the men’s categories, winning first place in kane kahiko, auana and kane overall.

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Miss Aloha Hula 2013: Manalanai Mili Hokoana English

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Miss Aloha Hula 2013 is Manalani Mili Hokoana English of Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka. English, 24, of Waiohuli, Maui, was crowned Miss Aloha Hula after Thursday evening’s competition at the 50th Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. English, who was first runner-up in 2011, also won the Hawaiian Language Award. Under […]

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Merrie Monarch Festival 2013 (March 31-April 6)

Competition features 265 halau from four islands, California; Miss Aloha Hula kicks off hula weekend April 4

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Beamer-Solomon Halau at Kahilu Theatre (March 16)

MEDIA RELEASE The Beamer Solomon Halau O Poohala’s fifth generation Hula Loea Hulali Solomon Covington – the hula master whose kuleana (responsibility) is to be “the culture keeper” of a particular style of hula, chant or music – and her work to “poohala” (pass on) this knowledge to the next generations — will be in […]

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Merrie Monarch 2013 halau, kumu hula

The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs from March 31 – April 6, 2013. Here are the competing halau and kumu hula: Oʻahu Island 1. Hālau Hula Olana (Wahine) Olana and Howard Ai Puʻuloa, Oʻahu 2. Hālau I Ka Wēkiu (Kāne & Wahine) Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang Pauoa, Oʻahu 3. Ka Pā Hula O […]

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Hula tribute to King David Kalakaua (Nov. 16-17)

MEDIA RELEASE E Mau Ana Ka Hula-A Tribute to King David Kalakaua Hula Festival is Nov. 16-17 at Keauhou Shopping Center. The “merry” Hawaiian monarch (1836-1891) loved music and the arts and advocated for the dancing of hula, contrary to the wishes of Protestant missionaries. The sixth annual event opens Friday with hula workshops 1-8:30 […]

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Moku O Keawe 2012 winners

MEDIA RELEASE 7th Annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival Nov. 1-3, 2012 at Waikoloa Beach Resort Winners of the 7th Annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival were announced Saturday night to an enthusiastic crowd at Waikoloa Bowl in Queens’ Gardens. Awards were presented to Makua Solo, Wahine Solo and Wahine Halau, after three […]

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Keiki Auana Hula Festival (Oct. 20)

Keiki Auana Hula Festival (Oct. 20)

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Merrie Monarch Festival Committee, announces the return of the Keiki Auana Hula Festival E Malama Mau I Ka Hula Festival. Children dancers from 10 Hawaii Island halau will perform auana, or modern, hula 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Edith Kanakaole […]

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Breadfruit Festival at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden

Photographs from the Breadruit Festival Saturday (Sept 29) at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook, Kona.

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49th annual Merrie Monarch results

Hula crowns for wahine of Halau O Ke Aalii Ku Makani and kane of Halau I Ka Wekiu

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Miss Aloha Hula 2012: Rebecca Sterling

Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling, of Halau Mohala Ilima, was crowned Miss Aloha Hula at the Merrie Monarch festival on Thursday night.

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Ka Pa Hula O Ka Lei Lehua, Honolulu, Oahu (Photo special to Hawaii 24/7 by Brad Ballesteros)

2012 Merrie Monarch Festival schedule of events and participating halau

Sunday, April 8, 2012 9 a.m. at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium Hoolaulea (celebration) Free admission to watch performances by our local halau. Monday-Friday, April 9-13, 2012 Noon at the Hawaii Naniloa Volcanoes Resort 1 p.m. at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Free Mid-day Entertainment Wednesday-Saturday, April 11-14, 2012 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8:30 […]

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A Day at Hulihee in Kailua-Kona

The seaside grounds of Hulihee Palace were filled with art and hula during the annual spring fundraiser, Day at Hulihee, on Saturday, Mar. 26, 2012. The event remembers Hawaii’s Citizen Prince who was born in March, Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole.

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'Huakai: A Polynesian Adventure' premiers in April

‘Huakai: A Polynesian Adventure’ premiers in April

MEDIA RELEASE “Huakai” means “trip, voyage, journey, mission, or procession.” “Huakai: A Polynesian Adventure” means the community has an opportunity to experience the world premier of a new hula theatre production, 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 20-21 at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The premier is a scholarship benefit for the students of Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy (APDA). […]

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