Merrie Monarch Festival

44th Merrie Monarch Festival Hula ʻAuana [2007]

Broadcast recording of the 44th annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula ʻauana night hosted by Kimo Kahoano, Paula Akana, and Pualani Kanakaʻole-Kanahele. Pre-show begins with a prerecorded performance by Nā Palapalai performing Lei Kula Nā Aliʻi. Kahoano recognizes people who have recently passed away including Kumu hula Nina Maxwell, Kumu hula John Kaʻimikaua, and Don Ho. The judges are Leimomi Ho, Wayne Keahi Chang, Nālani Kanakaʻole, Cy Bridges, Victoria Holt Takamine, Kawaikapuokalani [Frank] Hewett, and Hokulani Holt Padilla. The program's lineup for the wāhine include performances by: Nani Ola Hawaiian Dance Company under the direction of Kumu Kanani Pharr-Cadaoas, Hālau Nā Mamo O Kaʻala under the direction of Kumu Tiare Noelani Chang, Hālau Kealiʻi O Nalani under the direction of Kumu Kealiʻi Ceballos, Hālau O Nā Pua Kukui under the direction of Kumu Ed Collier, Nā Hula O Kaohikukapulani under the direction of Kumu Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza, Hula Hālau O Lilinoe under the direction of Kumu Sissy Kaio, Hālau Ka Liko Pua Kalaniākea under the direction of Kumu Kapua Dalire-Moe, Academy of Hawaiian Arts under the direction of Kumu Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu, Hālau O Ke Ānuenue under the direction of Kumu Glenn Kelena Vasconcellos, Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka under the direction of Kumu Nāpua Greig and Kumu Kahulu Maluo-Huber, Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua under the direction of Kumu Snowbird Bento, Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa O Laka under the direction of Kumu Aloha Dalire, Hālau Hula Olana under the direction of Kumu Olana Aʻi and Kumu Howard Aʻi, Ka Pā Hula o Kauanoe o Waʻahila under the direction of Kumu Maelia Lobenstein Carter, Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad, Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima under the direction of Kumu Māpuana de Silva, Hālau o ke ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani under the direction of kumu Manu Boyd, and Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo and Kumu Kunewa Mook. The program's lineup for the kāne include performances by: Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua under the direction of Kumu Carlson Kamaka Kukona III, Hālau Ka Liko Pua Kalaniākea under the direction of Kumu Kapua Dalire-Moe, Hālau Kealiʻi O Nalani under the direction of Kumu Kealiʻi Ceballos, Hālau Ke Kiaʻi A O Hula under the direction of Kumu Kapiʻolani Haʻo, Hula Hālau O Lilinoe under the direction of Kumu Sissy Kaio, Hālau I Ka Wēkiu under the direction of Kumu Karl Veto Baker and Kumu Michael Casupang, Academy of Hawaiian Arts under the direction of Kumu Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu, Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua under the direction of Kumu Snowbird Bento, and Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad. After the last ʻauana perfornmance the judges add their scores and the winners are announced. In the hula kahiko, kāne division: Fourth place: Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua under the direction of Kumu Carlson Kamaka Kukona III Third place: Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua under the direction of Kumu Snowbird Bento Second place: Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad First place: Hālau I Ka Wēkiu under the direction of Kumu Karl Veto Baker and Kumu Michael Casupang In the hula kahiko, wāhine division: Fifth place: Ka Pā Hula o Kauanoe o Waʻahila under the direction of Kumu Maelia Lobenstein Carter Fourth place: Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad Third place: Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima under the direction of Kumu Māpuana de Silva Second place: Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka under the direction of Kumu Nāpua Greig and Kumu Kahulu Maluo-Huber First place: Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo and Kumu Kunewa Mook In the hula ʻauana, kāne division: Fourth place: Academy of Hawaiian Arts under the direction of Kumu Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu Third place: Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua under the direction of Kumu Snowbird Bento Second place: Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad First place: Hālau I Ka Wēkiu under the direction of Kumu Karl Veto Baker and Kumu Michael Casupang In the hula ʻauana, wāhine division: Fifth place: Hālau ʻŌlapa O Laka under the direction of Kumu Aloha Dalire Fourth place: Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad Third place: Hālau o ke ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani under the direction of Kumu Manu Boyd Second place: Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima under the direction of Kumu Māpuana de Silva First place: Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo and Kumu Kunewa Mook Overall kāne division: Third place: Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua under the direction of Kumu Snowbird Bento Second place: Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad First place: Hālau I Ka Wēkiu under the direction of Kumu Karl Veto Baker and Kumu Michael Casupang Overall wāhine division: Third place: Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā under the direction of Kumu Kaleo Trinidad Second place: Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima under the direction of Kumu Māpuana de Silva First place: Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo and Kumu Kunewa Mook Overall: Second place: Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela under the direction of Kumu Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo and Kumu Kunewa Mook First place: Hālau I Ka Wēkiu under the direction of Kumu Karl Veto Baker and Kumu Michael Casupang

Languages: English

Genres

  • Documentary

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