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Chinky Mahoe’s Halau Wins 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival

April 7, 2013, 11:35 AM HST
* Updated April 15, 4:15 PM
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Kawaili‘ula, the halau of popular Kumu Chinky Mahoe, took overall honors late last night in the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival.

The halau from Kailua, Oahu tallied 1,055 points to edge out second-place overall finisher Halau Mohala ‘Ilima. The halau directed by Kumu Mapuana de Silva of Ka‘ohao, Oahu received 1,152 points.

Kawaili’ula also took the overall kane honors, while Halau Mohala ‘Ilima was the winner in the overall wahine competition.

In the overall competition Kawaili’ula was followed by Halau I Ka Wekiu, Kumu Micheal Casupang and Carl Veto Baker,
 with 1,1042 points; and Halau ‘O Kahikilaulani, Kumu Nohokulani Gaspang, with 1,041points.

De Silva’s Halau Mohala ‘Ilima took top honors in the overall wahine competition followed by Halau ‘O Kamuela, Kumu Kau’i Kamana’o and Kunewa Mook
, with 1,159 points. Ka La ‘Onohi Mai o Ha’eha’e with Kumu Tracy and Keawe Lopes took third.

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Other results from the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival:

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Kane Kahiko

  1. 
Kawaili’ula, Kumu Chinky Mahoe
, 566 points
  2. Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi, Kumu Iliahi and Haunani Paredes, 565 points
  3. Halau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani, Kumu Nahokulani Gaspang, 562 points

Wahine Kahiko

  1. Halau Mohala ‘Ilima,  Kumu Mapuana de Silva, 570 points
  2. (tie) Halau ‘O Kamuela, Kumu Kau’i Kamana’o and Kunewa Mook, 568 points
  3. (tie) Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O  Leina’ala, Kumu Leina’ala Pavao Jardin, 568 points
  4. Ka La ‘Onohi Mai o Ha’eha’e, Kumu Tracy and Keawe Lopes, 565 points
  5. Halau Hula Olana, Kumu Howard and Olana Ai, 554 points

Kane ‘Auana


  1. Kawaili’ula, Kumu Chinky Mahoe, 589 points
  2. Halau I Ka Wekiu, Kumu Micheal Casupang and Carl Veto Baker,
 586 points
  3. Halau ‘O Kahikilaulani,  Kumu Nohokulani Gaspang, 
579 points
  4. Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi, Kumu Iliahi and Haunani Paredes
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Wahine ‘Auana

  1. 
Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka, Kumu Aloha Dalire, 
585 points
  2. Halau ‘O Kamuela, Kumu Kau’i Kamana’o and Kunewa Mook
, 583 points
  3. Halau Mohala ‘Ilima,  Kumu Mapuana de Silva, 
582 points
  4. Ka La ‘Onohi Mai o Ha’eha’e, Kumu Tracy and Keawe Lopes, 577 points
  5. Halau ‘O Kahikilaulani,  Kumu Nohokulani Gaspang, 575 points

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