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Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival Results

March 15, 2017, 9:40 AM HST (Updated March 15, 2017, 9:44 AM) · 0 Comments
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    The results are in from the Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival, held March 8 through 11, 2017, at the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel.

    The annual event celebrates the teachings and the related arts of hula through an educational platform.

    Event organizers believe that sharing this knowledge will ensure the future of Hawaiian dance and practices.

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    The event included an opening celebration, the competition, workshops, and an arts and craft fair.

    2nd Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons and Kahele Dudoit Soloist: Awapuhi Huihui-Graffe

    1st Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist Hālau Hula O Kawaimaluhia Kumu Hula Keoni Jenny Soloist: Puanani Punihaoli

    3rd Place Makua Wahine Soloist Hālau Nāleialohakauikawēkiu Soloist Michiko Hiramatsu

    2nd Place Makua Wahine Soloist Makanani Hula Studio Soloist Naomi Sasaki

    3rd Place Miss Pākahi Wahine Soloist Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ʻO Kuʻualoha Soloist Miyu Takahashi

    The festival celebrates and honor the Hawaiian culture through traditional dance.

    1st Place Wahine ‘Auwana Group Winner
    Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ʻO Kuʻualoha
    Kumu Hula Sammye Kuʻualoha Young

    2nd Place Wahine ʻAuwana Group Winner
    Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
    Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons & Kahelelani Dudoit

    3rd Place Wahine ʻAuwana Group Winner
    Hālau Nāleialohakauikawēkiu
    Sensei Takako Kagami

    1st Place Makua Wahine Soloist
    Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
    Soloist Nalani Holzgrove

    1st Place Miss Pākahi Wahine Soloist
    Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
    Soloist Uiʻlani Hoʻomana

    2nd Place Miss Pākahi Wahine Soloist
    Hauʻoli Polynesian Studio
    Soloist Haruki Nishida

    3rd Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist
    Hālau Hula O Lauaʻe
    Sensei Yumiko Waguri
    Soloist: Kiko Hagiwara

    1st Place Kupuna Wahine Group
    Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
    Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons & Kahelelani Dudoit

    2nd Place Kupuna Wahine Group
    Hālau Hula O Lauaʻe
    Sensei Yumiko Waguri

    3rd Place Kupuna Wahine Group
    Hauoli Polynesian Studio
    Kumu Hula Kapuahauʻoli Arai & Sensei Kazue Nishida

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