Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival Hoʻike night [1998] tape 2

Raw footage of the 35th annual Merrie Monarch Festival's Hoʻike night recorded on April 15, 1998 at the Edith Kanakaʻole Tennis Stadium in Hilo. Hālau o Kekuhi under the direction of Kumu Nalani Kanakaʻole and Kumu Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele and Awhina ite Kaupapa Maori Cultural Group under the direction of Kirimaaku Kihi and David Rawiri Thompson presents "Tainui," with performances under the theme, "The coming of the Maori and when the HAKA Meets the HULA." Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu [Te Aritinui Dame Te Atairangitaahu] is recognized. Te Vai Ura Nui Tahiti under the direction of Charles and Cathy Temanaha ends the evening's program.

Languages: English


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