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Pau Hana Years : 16th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival part 1; 1979

In this episode of Pau Hana Years, Charlotte Simmons attends the 1979 16th annual Merrie Monarch Festival at the Hoʻoulu Tennis Stadium [Edith Kanakaʻole Tennis Stadium] in Hilo. The festival honors Kumu Hula Henry Moikehaokahiki Pa, who talks about passing his knowledge to the younger generation. Part 1 of this episode highlights hula kahiko performances of the wahine and kāne divisions, and the Miss Aloha Hula competition.

Languages: English


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