Merrie Monarch Festival

21st Merrie Monarch Festival Hula Kahiko [1984]

Broadcast recording of the 21st annual Merrie Monarch Festival kahiko night. The 1984 contest mele, shared by Theodore Kelsey, are: "He Mele Hula No Ka Moʻi Kalākaua" for kane division and "Auhea Wale ʻOe, E Kaliko" by Kekaulike for wāhine division. Hosted by Kimo Kahoano and Honolulu Skylark [Jacqueline Leilani Rossetti], the programʻs lineup for the wāhine include performances by: Kuuipo Ohana's ʻO Kaleponi under the direction of Kumu Sybil Kuuipo Pruett, Noelani Hula Studio under the direction of Kumu Noelani Canon, Hui ʻO Kamalei under the direction of Kumu Kamalei Sataraka, Hālau ʻO Nā Maoli Pua under the direction of Kumu Alicia Smith and Kumu Mae Loebenstein, Ka Ua Kilihune Ke Ola ʻO Makahinu under the direction of Kumu Al Barcarse, Pukaʻikapuaokalani Hula Hālau under the direction of Kumu Ellen Castillo, Ladies of Kahanakealoha under the direction of Kumu Frank Palani Kahala, Hālau ʻO Waimea under the direction of Kumu Piilani Lua, Nā Hula ʻO Laʻi Kealoha under the direction of Kumu Elaine Kaopuiki, Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua under the direction of Kumu Johnny Lum Ho, Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Paleka Leinaʻala Mattos, Nā Hula ʻO Puamana under the direction of Kumu Puluelo Park, Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima under the direction of Kumu Māpuana de Silva, Hula Hālau ʻO Kahikilaulani under the direction of Kumu Ray Fonseca, Hula Hālau ʻO Leinaʻala under the direction of Kumu Lovey Apana, Hui Hoʻoulu Aloha under the direction of Kumu Cy Bridges, Nā Wahine ʻO Ke Anuenue under the direction of Kumu Kelena Vasconcellos, Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa ʻO Laka under the direction of Kumu Aloha Dalire, and Hauʻoli Hula Hālau under the direction of Kumu Leilani Sharpe Mendez. For the kāne performances: Hālau Nui ʻO Hina under the direction of Kumu Kauila Reyes, Hui Hoʻoulu Aloha under the direction of Kumu Cy Bridges, Hula Hālau ʻO Kahikilaulani under the direction of Kumu Ray Fonseca, Lehua Dance Company under the direction of Kumu Kaulana Kasparovitch, Gentlemen of Maluikeao under the direction of Kumu Frank Palani Kahala, and Nā Wai 'Ehā ʻO Puna under the direction of Kumu Thaddius Wilson [Thaddeus Wilson].

Languages: English

Genres

  • Music

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