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Merrie Monarch 2012

Merrie Monarch Festival 2012

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The men of Halau I Ka Wekiu, above, were champions Saturday at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, taking the men's titles for kahiko (ancient), auana (modern) and kane (men) overall. In vibrant purple the men performed "Pua Lawena," honoring Maui's Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, in the auana competition. The halau, directed by Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang, took the overall title, with the women's group also scoring well. Halau I Ka Wekiu • Halau o ke ‘A‘ali‘i Ku Makani • Halau Mohala ‘Ilima; and more. Story »

 
@Caption1:Halau I Ka Wekiu, the big winner at this year's Merrie Monarch Festival, danced "Hano­hano Waimea," a tribute to Queen Kapiolani, Friday in the men's kahiko portion of the competition. HILO » For three days the best of hula was on a world stage during the 49th annual Merrie Monarch Festival.  Story »

 
For Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, the path to the Miss Aloha Hula title was one of hard work and dedication as well as love for the dance, language and culture of Hawaii. Story »

 

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