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Merrie Monarch performance pays tribute to Woolford

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    Keo Woolford.

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    Keo Woolford’s niece, Raeceen Satele, weeps during a practice by the wahine of Halau i ka Wekiu. She is pictured with her husband A.J. Satele.

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    Kumu hula Michael Lanakila Casupang records video during the recent practice.

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    The wahine of Halau i ka Wekiu rehearsed hula auana to “Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai” as a tribute to the late Keo Woolford in preparation for this week’s Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo.

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    The dancers of Halau i ka Wekiu recently rehearsed at the Mid-Pacific Institute gym. Pualena Pakele & Cabot, left, embraces Keo Woolford’s niece Raeceen Satele. Satele shared memories of him with the dancers.

The wahine of Halau i ka Wekiu will perform to “Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai” as a tribute to the late Keo Woolford at this week’s Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Read more

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