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PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival: Group Hula Kahiko

April 26, 2019, 5:44 PM HST (Updated April 27, 2019, 2:08 PM)
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Group Hula Kahiko performed at 6 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019, at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.

Hālau hula performed the group kahiko (ancient hula) portion of the competition.

Kahiko is a favorite amongst many hula fans due to the intense precise movements, chanting and showcasing of implements used during the ancient times.

Unlike the ‘auana competition on Saturday night, kahiko night features less flamboyant costumes.

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Two divisions of group competition performed—the female (wahine) division and the male (kāne) division.

Each participating hālau must perform in both in the kahiko and auana competitions.

Each hālau will return to the stage Saturday night to present their group ‘auana(modern hula) number.

Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea
Hula: E Piʻi i Ka Nāhelehele
Kumu Hula: Kapua Dalire-Moe
Moku: Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu

Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea. PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e
Hula: Ka Nani I Kumukahi
Nā Kumu Hula: Tracie & Keawe Lopes
Moku: Pūʻahuʻula, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu

Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e. PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau I Ka Wēkiu
Hula: Maikaʻi Ka ʻŌiwi O Kaʻala
Nā Kumu Hula: Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang
Moku: Pauoa, Oʻahu

Hālau I Ka Wēkiu. Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Hula Olana
Hula: No Luna I Ka Hale Kai No Ka Maʻalewa
Nā Kumu Hula: Howard & Olana Ai, and Shelsea Ai Apana
Moku: Puʻuloa, Oʻahu

Hālau Hula Olana. PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu
Hula: No Ka Laʻi Awakea
Nā Kumu Hula: William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu ʻSonnyʻ Ching/Lōpaka Igarta-DeVera
Moku: Kapahulu, Oʻahu

Kawailiʻulā
Hula: Maui Nui A Kama 
Kumu Hula: Chinky Māhoe
Moku: Kailua, Oʻahu

Kawailiʻulā. PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau I Ka Wēkiu
Hula: ʻAlekoki
Nā Kumu Hula: Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang
Home: Pauoa, Oʻahu

Hālau I Ka Wēkiu. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Kawailiʻulā
Hula: He Mele No Kanaloa
Kumu Hula: Chinky Māhoe
Moku: Kailua, Oʻahu

Kawailiʻulā. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani
Hula: ʻO Puna Lau Momona
Kumu Hula: Nāhōkūokalani Gaspang
Moku: Hilo, Hawaiʻi

Hālau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi
Hula: He Inoa Kēia No Kapiʻolani
Nā Kumu Hula: Haunani & ʻIliahi Paredes
Moku: Wailuku, Maui

Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine
Hula: Kaulīlua
Kumu Hula: Ka‘ilihiwa Vaughan-Darval
Moku: Mānoa, Oʻahu

Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine.(Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua
Hula: Kahu Ka ʻEna I Ka Imu Kai Koʻo
Nā Kumu Hula: Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla
Moku: Kalihi Kai, Oʻahu

Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani
Hula: He Mele No Kihawahine
Kumu Hula: Nāhōkūokalani Gaspang
Moku: Hilo, Hawaiʻi

Hālau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Kealiʻikaʻapunihonua Keʻena Aʻo Hula
Hula: Kai Aʻo Māmala
Kumu Hula: Leimomi Ho
Moku: Pālolo, Oʻahu

Kealiʻikaʻapunihonua Keʻena Aʻo Hula. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Ke Kai O Kahiki
Hula: Kahi Kēia O Niʻihau
Kumu Hula: Laʻakea Perry
Moku: Waiʻanae, Oʻahu

Ke Kai O Kahiki. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook.

Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa O LakaHula
Hula Nani Oʻahu Kuʻu One Hānau
Kumu Hula: Keola Dalire
Moku: Heʻeia, Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu

Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa O LakaHula. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Festival.

Beamer Solomon Hālau O Poʻohala
Hula: Lei O Hāʻena
Kumu Hula: Hulali Solomon-Covington
Moku: Kohala, Hawaiʻi

Beamer Solomon Hālau O Poʻohala.(Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch.

Kawaiʻulaokalā
Hula: Kaweloleimakua
Kumu Hula: Keliʻi Puchalski
Moku: Kalaepōhaku, Oʻahu

Kawaiʻulaokalā. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Kalaʻakeakauikawēkiu
Hula: Kahoupokāne
Kumu Hula: Kenneth Dean Alohapumehanaokalā Victor
Moku: Kona, Hawaiʻi

Hālau Kalaʻakeakauikawēkiu. PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Keolakapuokalani
Hula: Holo Mai Pele Mai Ka Hikina
Kumu Hula: Drake Keolakapu Dudoit Delaforce
Moku: ʻĀliamanu & Nānākuli, Oʻahu

Hālau Keolakapuokalani. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau Kalaʻakeakauikawēkiu
Hula: Kahoupokāne
Kumu Hula: Kenneth Dean Alohapumehanaokalā Victor
Moku: Kona, Hawaiʻi

Hālau Kalaʻakeakauikawēkiu. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Hālau O Lilinoe
Hula: Kāua I Ka Nani Aʻo Hula
Nā Kumu Hula: Sissy & Lilinoe Kaio
Moku: Carson, California

Hālau O Lilinoe. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard gives a Pule (Prayer)

Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

The Royal Court
MŌ‘Ī KĀNE Jason Chai Wilson and MŌ‘Ī WAHINE Sharnell Kamila Wilson

Royal Court enters. (Click to enlarge) PC: Merrie Monarch Facebook

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