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Merrie Monarch 2019 Results

Congratulations to the Wahine winners:

Wahine Kahiko
1. 602 points – Hula Halau O Kamuela

2. 597 points – Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu 

3. 594 points – Halau Mohala Ilima 

4. 583 points – Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi 

5. 574 points – Ka La Onohi Mai O Haehae 

Wahine Auana

1. 598 points – Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi 

2. 588 points – Hula Halau O Kamuela 

3. 587 points – Halau Hiiakainamakalehua

4. 583 points – Halau I Ka Wekiu 

5. 581 points – Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala 

Wahine Overall

1. 1190 points – Hula Halau O Kamuela 

2. 1174 points – Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu 

3. 1172 points – Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi 

Miss Aloha Hula

1. 1130 points - Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani -Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua

2. 1119 points - Lindsey Kahiehielaunaʻole Miwa Ching -Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e

3. 1114 points - Kaʻimilani Marie Corpuz -Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi

4. 1088 points - Shirell Kuʻupuamakamae Holokai Paro - Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

5. 1075 points - Alyssa Ayumi  Kaʻimilani Dolbeare - Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela
 

Congratulations to the Kane winners:

Kane Kahiko
1. 592 points – Kaleo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka La

2. 590 points – Kawailiula

3. 573 points – Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu

4. 570 points – Kawaiulaokala 

Kane Auana
1. 598 points – Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani

2. 574 points – Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu 

3. 571 points – Kawaiulaokala 

4. 570 points – Kawailiula 

Kane Overall
1. 1163 points – Kaleo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka La

2. 1160 points – Kawailiula 

3. 1157 points – Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani 

Overall
1. 1190 points – Hula Halau O Kamuela

2. 1174 points – Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu

3. 1172 points – Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi 

Merrie Monarch 2018

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Video Links

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Merrie Monarch vignette on the Halau! - Click here for video

Lifelong Journey KUOW Article and Video - Click here for video

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Merrie Monarch Full Kahiko performance - Click here for video

Merrie Monarch Full Auana performance - Click here for video

Halau returns from Hilo - King 5 News Article and Video - Click for video

Preparing for Competition

The Halau arrived in Hilo last week to start preparations for the coming competition. Thank you to everyone who supports the Halau and has been on this amazing ride with us! We are very excited to experience the events and celebrations of our culture this week leading up to the competition. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Website as we will be updating our photos and experiences there to share with you all!

Check out the exclusive interview by Lori Matsukawa from KING5 News!

Article in the Hawaii Tribube - "A calling from Kauai"

Our Journey to Hilo

The Merrie Monarch Festival honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native language and arts. He is also credited with restoring many Hawaiian cultural traditions during his reign, including the hula.

The Merrie Monarch Festival, recognized internationally as the most prestigious of all hula competitions, has received world wide recognition for its historic and cultural significance.

Spectators and performers from the Hawaiian Islands, the U.S. Mainland and International destinations will gather in Hilo for this exciting event.

One of our halau goals was to be recognized by the Merrie Monarch committee as deserving of an invitation to participate in the competition.  After many years of waiting the call finally came in June 2017.  The official announcement was made at our annual luau.  After screams and tears of joy by the majority of halau members as well as luau guests, our halau members felt very honored and humbled.

 

In the days following the announcement we were tasked with getting our heads in the right place.  There was research and studying to be done along with a new extended practice schedule that included Oli and physical conditioning.  We acquired the necessary knowledge of the chant and song that is to be performed and our bodies slowly adapted to the rigorous new schedule.  As our practice schedule intensified, our halau mantra  became Live, Eat, Hula and, last but not least, Sleep. 

We are so excited for the opportunity to represent our Kumu and our Halau on the Merrie Monarch stage in Hilo

6:00 pm, Friday, April 6th Group Hula Kahiko

6:00 pm, Saturday, April 7th Group Hula ʻAuana

 

  253-661-7705       P.O. Box 23606 Federal Way, WA 98093       hkamaile@gmail.com

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