Merrie Monarch Festival

Na Hula : Performances from the 19th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Hula Competition [1982]

"Na Hula" highlights the award-winning performances from the 19th annual Merrie Monarch Festival Hula Competition held in Hilo in 1982. Narrated by Leinaʻala Kalama Heine, the program begins with the moʻolelo of "Hainakolo," the contest mele for the wahine division of hula kahiko. Next the aforementioned mele is performed by Ladies of Kāhanākealoha under the direction of Kumu Frank Palani Kahala (third place hula kahiko, wahine division). The contest mele for the kane division of hula kahiko, "Ka Nalu Kee O Makaiwa," is performed by Hula Hālau 'O Kahikilaulani under the direction of Kumu Ray Fonseca (third place hula kahiko, kane division). The program also includes performances by Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua under the direction of Kumu Johnny Lum Ho (second place tie hula kahiko, wahine divison), Hālau 'O Nā Maoli Pua under the direction of Kumu Alicia Smith and Kumu Mae Loebenstein (second place tie hula kahiko, wahine division), Na Wai 'Ehā ʻO Puna under the direction of Kumu Thaddius Wilson [Thaddeus Wilson] and Kumu O'Brian Eselu [O'Brien Eselu] (second place hula kahiko, kane division), Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima under the direction of Kumu Māpuana de Silva (first place hula kahiko, wahine division), Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua under the direction of Kumu Johnny Lum Ho (first place hula kahiko, kane division), and Miss Aloha Hula winner Kanani Oda of Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua.

Languages: English

Genres

  • Documentary

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