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Oahu-based hula halau Kawaili‘ula captures overall title at 58th Merrie Monarch Festival

  • COURTESY MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL
                                Kawaili‘ula, under the direction of kumu Chinky Mahoe, was named overall winner of the Merrie Monarch Festival for 2021. Members of the halau performed “Kakuhihewa” on June 25 during the kahiko portion of the competition.

    COURTESY MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL

    Kawaili‘ula, under the direction of kumu Chinky Mahoe, was named overall winner of the Merrie Monarch Festival for 2021. Members of the halau performed “Kakuhihewa” on June 25 during the kahiko portion of the competition.

  • COURTESY MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL
                                Rosemary Ka‘imilei Keamoai-Strickland of Ka La ‘Onohi Mai o Ha‘eha‘e was named the new Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday.

    COURTESY MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL

    Rosemary Ka‘imilei Keamoai-Strickland of Ka La ‘Onohi Mai o Ha‘eha‘e was named the new Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday.

With a total score of 1,180 points, hula halau Kawaili‘ula under the direction of kumu Chinky Mahoe was named overall winner of the 58th Merrie Monarch Festival. Read more

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