2017 ʻAuwana Night Winners

Wahine ʻAuwana Group Results

E09A61031st Place Wahine ʻAuwana Group Winner
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ʻO Kuʻualoha
Kumu Hula Sammye Kuʻualoha Young

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

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

 

Makua Wahine Soloist Results

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1st Place Makua Wahine Soloist
Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
Soloist Nalani Holzgrove

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

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3rd Place Makua Wahine Soloist
Hālau Nāleialohakauikawēkiu
Soloist Michiko Hiramatsu

 

Miss Hula Pākahi Wahine Waikoloa Soloist Results

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

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

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

2017 Kupuna Night Winners

Kupuna Wahine Soloist

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

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2nd Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist
Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons and Kahele Dudoit
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3rd Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist
Hālau Hula O Lauaʻe
Sensei Yumiko Waguri
Soloist: Kiko Hagiwara

Kupuna Wahine Group

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

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

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

 

Ke aloha nō i kēia ʻāina o Waikoloa!

Ke aloha nō i kēia ʻāina o Waikoloa!

Born of these islands, hula is the story of our mountains, forests, and plants.  The words of the chants and songs are of our rains, winds, and volcanoes.  The images illustrated with our hands and eyes articulate the poetry of our people.

Our traditions of the dances have been passed down through many generations.  Our choreography and movements have survived centuries and continue to be taught in the same manner as it was first shared centuries ago.  We are proud to be the offsprings of the kumu hula and the dancers of early Hawaiʻi.  Together we celebrate and honor the heritage of our islands!

We welcome you to Waikoloa for the 2017 Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival!  Enjoy the experience as we share our story of place, people, and aloha!

Ola hula!  Ola ke mele!

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The waʻa and its peʻa have allowed the evolution and the migration of our people. This year’s logo honors our waʻa culture.

Within the hula teachings of our hālau, there are many comparisons to the waʻa. Energy and the measure of contributions are expressed through metaphors. There is an understanding that the characteristics of our culture originate in the practicality of living on an island and the capabilities of taking our culture across oceans to new islands. Chants of a hundred lines speak of our journey, illustrated in dances serving as capsules of our heritage and history.

The support from each of you have allowed us to navigate our festival for the past eleven years.

Aloha nō,

Kuhaʻo

 

Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival 2017

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ʻAnoʻai ke aloha!

E hele mai ʻoukou i Waikoloa! We beckon you to come to the Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival and partake of history, heritage, and hula!

The Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival at the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel will be held March 8 through 11, 2017. Plans for an opening celebration, the competition, workshops, and the arts and craft fair, are all being updated as we speak. We are excited to host this prestigious event in the Spring!

Join us as we celebrate and honor our culture through traditional dance. Our esteemed judges will share their style through hula workshops and lecture. Some of the best arts and craftsmen will have their handmade products available at the Marketplace.

Our annual event celebrates the teachings and the related arts of hula through an educational platform. We believe that sharing this knowledge will ensure the future of our dance and practices. Partake of the experiences and enrich your spirit!

E hele mai ʻoukou!

Sig Zane
President
Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival

 

ʻAnoʻai ke aloha!

E hele mai ʻoukou i Waikoloa! モク・オ・ケアべ・インターナショナル・フラフェスティバルが近づいてきました!歴史、文化、フラのお祝いをみんなで楽しみましょう!

今年2017年のモク・オ・ケアべ・インターナショナル・フラフェスティバルは3月8日から11日にヒルトン・ワイコロアホテルで行われます。今年の開会式や競技、加えて、ワークショップ、アート&クラフトフェアーなどの準備は随時進行中です!この大切なイベントを今年は春に開催することが出来たことを光栄に思います。

私たちの尊敬する審査員たちがフラのワークショップと講義を行います。マーケットプレイスでは、ハワイが誇る職人達によって作られた芸術作品の販売を行います。ぜひこの機会に、伝統的なフラダンスを通じてハワイの文化を一緒に祝いましょう。

恒例となったこのフェスティバルは、フラの教えと教育学的視点から見たフラに関する芸術品を祝うものです。私たちはこの知識を広める事によって将来的にフラダンスとその教えが続いていくと信じています。この貴重な経験を通じて心を豊かにして頂ければ光栄です。

E hele mai ʻoukou!

Sig Zane
President
Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival

2015 Makua Wahine Results

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1st Place Makua Wahine
Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka
Kumu Hula Nāpua Greig
Soloist: Cheyann Kalama

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2nd Place Makua Wahine
Hula Hālau ʻO Kiʻiwailehua
Sensei Kurumi Kikuchi
Soloist: Sakura Inoue

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3rd Place Makua Wahine
Hālau ʻO Leimami
Kumu Hula Punahele Andrade & Sensei Kazumi Leimamo Yoshihashi
Soloist: Keiko Terui

 

 

 

 

2015 Miss Hula Pakahi Wahine Results

 22614470768_8494a1d3d8_k1st Place Miss Hula Pākahi Wahine
Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka
Kumu Hula Nāpua Greig
Soloist: Miriam Anuhea Kamakanaokealoha Arakawa

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2nd Place Miss Hula Pākahi Wahine
Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua
Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaupu IV & Lono Padilla
Soloist: Abby Claire Haliahauola Resulta

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3rd Place Miss Hula Pākahi Wahine
Hula Hālau ʻO Leilani
Sensei Mihoko Ogawa
Soloist: Kanae Uematsu

 

 

 

 

2015 Kupuna Night Results

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1st Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist
Hālau Hula Nā Pua O Hawaiʻi Nei
Kumu Hula Pekelo Day
Kupuna Wahine: Bonnie J Lumahiwa Schutte Shanchez

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2nd Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist
Hula Hālau ʻO Leilani
Sensei Mihoko Ogawa
Kupuna Wahine: Mutsuko Murakami

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3rd Place Kupuna Wahine Soloist
Hālau ʻO Leimamo
Kumu Punahele Andrade & Sensei Kazumi Leimamo Yoshihashi
Kupuna Wahine: Masumi Kasakura

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1st Place Kupuna Wahine Group
Hula Hālau ʻO Leilani
Sensei Mihoko Ogawa

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2nd Place Kupuna Wahine Group
Ka Leo O Laka I Iāpana Ka Pā Hula ʻO Kaululehua
Sensei Yumi Nitta

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3rd Place Kupuna Wahine Group
Hālau ʻO Minoʻaka
Sensei Minoʻaka Nagamori