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Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4th through Friday, April 6th, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 7th, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

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Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

April 4 - 7

Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merrie Monarch Festival

Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium


55th Merrie Monarch Festival

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The Merrie Monarch Festival is a non-profit organization that honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native language and arts.

The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 1st- 7th, 2018 in Hilo, Hawai'i.

For more information click here.

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Free Mid-day Entertainment

Daily (Monday through Friday)

Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (12 p.m.),
and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).

Festival Events:

Free Mid-day Entertainment - Daily (Monday through Friday)

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Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (12 p.m.),
and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.)

Hōʻike Performances

6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 4th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

An exhibition night of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific.

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The performances are free to the public, no tickets required.

Miss Aloha Hula

6:00 pm, Thursday, April 5th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chant). 

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Group Hula Kahiko

6:00 pm, Friday, April 6th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

Hālau hula perform ancient style dances.

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Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards

6:00 pm, Saturday, April 7th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

Hālau hula perform modern style dances, followed by an awards presentation for all group winners.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

10:30 am, Saturday, April 7th through downtown Hilo

One of the festival’s most entertaining and fun events for the entire family, the parade begins and ends at Pauahi St. (Kilauea Ave. — Keawe St. — Waiānuenue Ave. — Kamehameha Ave.).

For more information click here.


54th Merrie Monarch
Festival

miss aloha hula Reports - thursday, April 20th

Kahiko Day Reports - friday, April 21th

`Auana Day Reports - Saturday, April 22nd


Hawaiian Music Live's Merrie Monarch coverage continues!  Hailing from Waimanalo, musician JD Puli will take you behind-the-scenes of the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival with exclusive photos, videos and interviews from Hilo, Hawaii!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

 

 

 

The Team - Billy V and JD Puli


The Merrie Monarch Festival is a non-profit organization that honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native language and arts.   The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 16 - 22, 2017

Free Mid-day Entertainment

Daily (Monday through Friday) entertainment at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).


Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19th through Friday, April 21st, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22nd, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.  An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters, and entertainment.


Hōʻike Performances

6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. An exhibition night of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific. The performances are free to the public, no tickets required.


Miss Aloha Hula

6:00 pm, Thursday, April 20th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chanting).

 

 

2017 Miss Aloha Hula Results:

2017 Miss Aloha Hula - 1,075 pts., Hawaiian Language Award Winner - Kelina Kiyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge - Nā Kumu Robert Ka‘upu & Lono Padilla, Hālau Hi‘iakaināmakalehua

1st Runner Up, 1,075 pts. (2nd Tie-Breaker) - Julyen Machiko Kaloke Kaluna -  Nā Kumu Kunewa Mook & Kau‘ionālani Kamana‘o, Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela

2nd Runner Up, 1,024 pts. - Chelei Kameleonalani Kahalewai - Kumu Chinky Māhoe, Kawaili‘ula

3rd Runner Up, 1,015 pts. - Amanda Hiwalei Aliser - Kumu Leinā‘ala Pavao Jardin, Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā‘ala

4th Runner Up, 1,006 pts. - Miriam Anuhea Kamakanaokealoha Hokoana Arakawa - Kumu Nāpua Greig-Nakasone, Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka

2017 Miss Aloha Hula Participants

1. Kumu Kapua Dalire-Moe – Leilani Nicole Wilson

 

 

2. Nâ Kumu Kunewa Mook & Kau‘ionâlani Kamana‘o – Julyen Machiko Kaloke Kaluna

 

 

3. Kumu Leinâ‘ala Pavao Jardin – Amanda Hiwalei Aliser

 

 

 

4. Kumu Nâpua Greig-Nakasone – Miriam Anuhea Kamakanaokealoha Hokoana Arakawa

 

 

 

5. Kumu Maelia Loebenstein Carter – Ashlyn Kahelelani Ma‘a

 

 

 

6. Kumu Chinky Mâhoe – Chelei Kameleonalani Kahalewai

 

 

 

7. Nâ Kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes – Ariana Ka‘ano‘ikehaikûlô‘ihia Kaliliokû Akaka

 

 

 

8. Kumu Kamaka Kukona – Leila Noelani Ku‘uleimomi Rodrigues

 

 

 

9. Nâ Kumu Haunani & ‘Iliahi Paredes – Leimakamae Maura Kea

 

 

 

10. Nâ Kumu Robert Ka‘upu & Lono Padilla – Kelina Kiyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge


2017 Merrie Monarch Festival Results

Wahine Kahiko

1st - 590 pts - Hālau Hi‘iakaināmakalehua, Nā Kumu Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu IV & Lono Padilla

2nd - 589 pts - Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, Nā Kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes

3rd - 584 pts - Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā‘ala, Kumu Leinā‘ala Pavao Jardin

4th - 576 pts - Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima, Kumu Māpuana de Silva

5th - 575 pts - Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka, Kumu Nāpua Greig-Nakasone

 

Kane Kahiko

1st - 580 pts - Kawaili‘ulā, Kumu Chinky Māhoe

2nd - 566 pts - Hālau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani, Kumu Nāhōkūokalani Gaspang

3rd - 562 pts -  Ke Kai O Kahiki, Kumu La‘akea Perry

4th - 558 pts - Kawai‘ulaokalā, Kumu Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski

 

 

 

Wahine `Auana

1st - 579 pts - Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, Nā Kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes

2nd - 578 pts - Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine, Kumu Ka‘ilihiwa Vaughan-Darval

3rd - 573 pts - Hālau Hi‘iakaināmakalehua, Nā Kumu Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu IV & Lono Padilla

4th - 571 pts - Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela, Nā Kumu Kunewa Mook & Kau‘ionālani Kamana‘o

5th - 566 pts - Hālau Hula O Kauhionāmauna, Kumu Denise Kauhionāmauna Kia Ramento

Kane `Auana

1st - 584 pts - Hālau I Ka Wēkiu, Nā Kumu Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang

2nd - 581 pts - Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi, Nā Kumu Haunani & ‘Iliahi Paredes

3rd - 568 pts - Kawaili‘ulā, Kumu Chinky Māhoe

4th - 567 pts - Ke Kai O Kahiki, Kumu La‘akea

 

 

 

Wahine Overall

1st - 1168 pts - Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, Nā Kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes

2nd - 1163 pts - Hālau Hi‘iakaināmakalehua, Nā Kumu Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu IV & Lono Padilla

3rd - 1143 pts - Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela, Nā Kumu Kunewa Mook & Kau‘ionālani Kamana‘o

Kane Overall

1st - 1148 pts - Kawaili‘ulā, Kumu Chinky Māhoe

2nd - 1133 pts - Hālau I Ka Wēkiu, Nā Kumu Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang

3rd - 1132 pts - Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi, Nā Kumu Haunani & ‘Iliahi Paredes

 

 

Overall Results

1st Place Overall Kane - 1148 pts Kawaili‘ulā, Kumu Chinky Māhoe

1st Place Overall Wahine - 1163 pts - Hālau Hi‘iakaināmakalehua, Nā Kumu Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu IV & Lono Padilla

Overall Winner (Highest Combined Score) - 1168pts - Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, Nā Kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes


2017 Participating Halau & Judges

1. Hālau Hula Olana, Nā Kumu Olana and Howard Ai & Shelsea Ai Apana (wahine)

2. Hālau I Ka Wēkiu, Nā Kumu Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang (wahine & kāne)

3. Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua, Kumu Snowbird Puananiopaoakalani Bento (wahine & kāne)

4. Ka Pā Hula O Kauanoe O Wa‘ahila, Kumu Maelia Loebenstein Carter (wahine)

5. Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea, Kumu Kapua Dalire-Moe (wahine)

6. Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima, Kumu Māpuana de Silva (wahine)

7. Hālau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani, Kumu Nāhōkūokalani Gaspang (wahine & kāne)

8. Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka, Kumu Nāpua Greig-Nakasone (wahine)

9. Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā‘ala, Kumu Leinā‘ala Pavao Jardin (wahine)

10. Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē, Kumu Iwalani Kalima (wahine)

11. Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela, Nā Kumu Kunewa Mook & Kau‘ionālani Kamana‘o (wahine)

12. Hālau Hi‘iakaināmakalehua, Nā Kumu Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu IV & Lono Padilla (wahine)

13. Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua, Kumu Kamaka Kukona (wahine)

14. Hālau Manaola, Kumu Nani Lim Yap (wahine)

15. Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, Nā Kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes (wahine)

16. Kawaili‘ulā, Kumu Chinky Māhoe (wahine & kāne)

17. Pukalani Hula Hale, Kumu Hi‘ilei Maxwell-Juan (wahine)

18. Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi, Nā Kumu Haunani & ‘Iliahi Paredes (wahine & kāne)

19. Hālau Hula ‘O Nāpunaheleonāpua, Kumu Rich Pedrina (kāne)

20. Ke Kai O Kahiki, Kumu La‘akea Perry (kāne)

21. Kawai‘ulaokalā, Kumu Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski (kāne)

22. Hālau Hula O Kauhionāmauna, Kumu Denise Kauhionāmauna Kia Ramento (wahine)

23. Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine, Kumu Ka‘ilihiwa Vaughan-Darval (wahine & kāne)

JUDGES:
Ainsley Halemanu, Rachel Lahela Ka‘aihue, Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele, Etua Lopes, Pi‘ilani Lua, Keali‘i Reichel, Kalena Silva


Group Hula Kahiko

6:00 pm, Friday, April 21st at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Hālau hula perform ancient style dances.


Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards

6:00 pm, Saturday, April 22nd at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Hālau hula perform modern style dances with an awards presentation for all group winners.


Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

10:30 am, Saturday, April 22nd. One of the festival's most entertaining and fun events for the entire family, the parade begins and ends at Pauahi St. and winds through downtown Hilo (Kilauea Ave. - Keawe St. - Waiānuenue Ave. - Kamehameha Ave.).



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