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Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival Results

March 15, 2017, 9:40 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:54 PM
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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.

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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