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An Evening to Remember – Ho`ike Night 2013

March 20, 2013, 2:55 PM HST
* Updated April 15, 4:16 PM
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Fifty years of hula, halau hula (or hula schools) of years past will be honored on the stage at this year’s Ho’ike night 2013 at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.

In the past, hula enthusiasts lined up in the early morning just to get a good seat to the free Wednesday night event.

However, this year the Merrie Monarch Festival sold tickets for the first time for the Ho’ike, at $5 a seat. These tickets were sold out as of Jan.15.

A press release was issued in early March to remind all that Ho’ike Night 2013 would honor our first winners of the Merrie Monarch Competition. Since many are kupuna whose families wanted to see them dance one last time, the festival decided to issue the tickets to accommodate participants and attendees,

We look forward to seeing such great performances by Halau o Kekuhi and the ‘ohana Kanaka’ole, the Hau’oli Hula Girls, Na Pualei o Likolehua under the direction of Kumu Hula Leina’ala Kalama Heine, the men of Na Kamalei with Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero.

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Some other favorites to include ‘Ilima Hula Studio and the late Kumu Hula Darrell Lupenui’s Men of Waimapuna. The very first Miss Aloha Hula winner, Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire will be joined on stage by all Miss Aloha Hula winners.

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KFVE will broadcast highlights of the Ho’ike Night from 8 p.m – 10 p.m.

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