Merrie Monarch Festival

35th Merrie Monarch Festival Hula ʻAuana [1998]

Broadcast recording of the 35th annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula ʻauana night hosted by Kimo Kahoano and Paula Akana and with commentary by Manu Boyd. The Royal Court enters with Nathaniel "Bradda" Lindsey as Moʻi Kāne and Yvonne Leialoha Paio Garcia as Moʻi Wahine. The judges are recognized: Cy Bridges, Victoria Holt Takamine, George K. Holokai, Leinaʻala Kalama Heine, Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis, Ed Collier, Pualani Kanakaʻole-Kanahele. The 1998 program's lineup for the wāhine division includes performances by: Pukalani Hula Hale under the direction of Kumu Nina Maxwell and Kumu Hiʻilei Maxwell Juan, Hālau Hula Nā Pua Uʻi O Hawaiʻi under the direction of Kumu Etua Lopes, Hālau Hula ʻO Hokulani under the direction of Kumu Hokulani De Rego, Kealiʻikaʻapunihonua Keʻena Aʻo Hula under the direction of Kumu Leimomi Ho, Hālau Hula ʻo Kahikilaulani under the direction of Kumu Ray Fonseca, Nā Hula O Kaohikukapulani under the direction of Kumu Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza, Hālau Hula Olana under the direction of Kumu Olana Aʻi and Kumu Howard Aʻi, Hālau O Ke Ānuenue under the direction of Kumu Glenn Kelena Vasconcellos, Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima under the direction of Kumu Māpuana de Silva, Hālau Kealakapawa under the direction of Kumu Michael Canopin, Kealiʻi O Nalani under the direction of Kumu Kealiʻi Ceballos, Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu under the direction of Kumu Sonny Ching, Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Paleka Leinaʻala Mattos and Kumu Edward Kunewa Mook, Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa O Laka under the direction of Kumu Aloha Dalire, Ka Pā Hula o Kauanoe o Waʻahila under the direction of Kumu Mae Ulalia Long Loebenstein. The 1998 program's lineup for the kāne division includes performances by: Kū Kanaka Kāua O Kona under the director of Kumu Jay Jay Akiona, Hālau Ke Kapa Maile under the direction of Kumu Randol Ngum, Lehua Dance Co. under the direction of Kumu Kaulana Kasparovitch, Hālau Ka Ua Kilihune under the direction of Kumu Al Makahinu Barcarse, Kealiʻi O Nalani under the direction of Kumu Kealiʻi Ceballos, Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu under the direction of Kumu Sonny Ching, Nā Mele Hula ʻOhana under the direction of Kumu Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu, Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Paleka Leinaʻala Mattos and Kumu Edward Kunewa Mook, Hālau Hula ʻo Kahikilaulani under the direction of Kumu Ray Fonseca, Nā Wai Ehā o Puna under the direction of Kumu Kihanuilulumoku Thaddius Wilson [Thaddeus Wilson] and Kumu OʻBrian Eselu [OʻBrien Eselu]. The broadcast includes a special segment on the making of the Kamaka ukulele.

Languages: English

Genres

  • Public affairs

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