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Hawaiian Music Live Merrie Monarch Coverage and Reports with Aaron Mikami

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Listen as Aaron previews and recaps each historic day of the 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival from Hilo, Hawai’i.  Plus, he'll take you to the craft fairs, share all the ono food and interview special guest too.

See exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival from Hilo, Hawai’i!  Follow us on Facebookand Instagram

Hawaiian Music Live Merrie Monarch Coverage and Reports presented by the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Highway Inn, New City Nissan and Royal Hawaiian Center


2019 Results

Wahine Kahiko

5th Place (574 pts)

Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe

Nā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes


4th Place (583 pts)

Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi

Nā Kumu Hula Haunani `Iliahi Paredes

3rd Place (594 pts)

Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima

Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva


2nd Place (597 pts)

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

Nā Kumu Hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu "Sonny" Ching & Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera

1st Place (602 pts)

Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela

Nā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo


Kane Kahiko

4th Place (570 pts)

Kawaiʻulaokalā

Kumu Hula Keli'i Pulchalski


3rd Place (573 pts)

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

Nā Kumu Hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu "Sonny" Ching & Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera


2nd Place (590 pts)

Kawailiʻulā

Kumu Hula Chinky Māhoe


1st Place (594 pts) 

Kaleo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā

Kumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad


Wahine Auana

5th Place (581 pts)

Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leināʻala

Kumu Hula Leināʻala Pavao Jardin

4th Place (583 pts)

Hālau I Ka Wēkiu

Nā Kumu Hula Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang

3rd Place (587 pts)

Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua

Nā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla


2nd Place (588 pts)

Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela

Nā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo

1st Place (589 pts)

Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi

Nā Kumu Hula Haunani `Iliahi Paredes


Kane Auana

4th Place (570 pts)

Kawailiʻulā

Kumu Hula Chinky Māhoe


3rd Place (571 pts)

Kawaiʻulaokalā

Kumu Hula Keli'i Pulchalski


2nd Place (574 pts)

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

Nā Kumu Hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu "Sonny" Ching & Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera


1st Place (598 pts)

Hālau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani

Kumu Hula Nāhōkuokalani Gaspang


Wahine Overall

3rd Place (1157 pts)

Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi

Nā Kumu Hula Haunani `Iliahi Paredes

2nd Place (1174 pts)

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

Nā Kumu Hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu "Sonny" Ching & Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera


1st Place (1190 pts)

Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela

Nā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo


Kane Overall

3rd Place (1157 pts)

Hālau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani

Kumu Hula Nāhōkuokalani Gaspang


2nd Place (1160 pts)

Kawailiʻulā

Kumu Hula Chinky Māhoe

1st Place (1163 pts)

Kaleo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā

Kumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad


Overall

3rd Place (1172 pts)

Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi

Nā Kumu Hula Haunani `Iliahi Paredes

2nd Place (1174 pts)

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

Nā Kumu Hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu "Sonny" Ching & Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera


1st Place (1190 pts)

Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela

Nā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo

Miss Aloha hula 2019 Results

1st Place (1130 pts) & Hawaiian Language Award

Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani

Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua Robert Kaʻupu & Lono Padilla

2nd Place (1119 pts)
Lindsey Kahiehielauna‘ole Miwa Ching 

Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe
Tracie & Keawe Lopes

3rd Place (1114 pts)
Kaʻimilani Marie Corpuz 

Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi
Iliahi & Haunani Paredes


4th Place (1088 pts)
Shirell Ku’upuamakamae Holokai Paro 

Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu
William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu “Sonny” Ching & Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera

5th Place (1075 pts)
Alyssa Ayumi Kaʻimilani Dolbeare 

Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela
Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo & Kunewa Mook






56th Annual 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 21st- 27th, 2019 in Hilo, Hawai'i.

For more information click here.

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Festival Events:

Hoʻolauleʻa (celebration)

9:00 a.m., Sunday, April 21st
at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

Free admission to watch performances by our local hālau.

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.).

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Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday,
April 24th through Friday, April 26th 

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27th
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 24th
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.

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Miss Aloha Hula

6:00 pm, Thursday, April 25th
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 26th 
at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

Hālau hula perform ancient style dances.

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Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards

6:00 pm, Saturday, April 27th 
at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

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

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Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

10:30 am, Saturday, April 27th
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.).

 


55th Merrie Monarch Festival Memories


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