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Maui Hālau Kekuaokalā'au'ala'iliahi, under the direction of nā kumu hula 'Iliahi and Haunani Paredes, earned a fourth place finish for the 'Auana Kāne division for their performance of "Laupāhoehoe Hula". Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Hālau Highlight Haleakalā and Waikapū at Merrie Monarch
April 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

The Merrie MThe Merrie Monarch Hula Festival continues at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, with two hālau from Maui competing in the final round of competition tonight (Saturday, April 26), with ʻauana, or modern hula selections.


Maui Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi, under the direction of nā kumu hula ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes, earned a second place finish for the Kahiko Kāne division. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Hālau Compete in Hula Competition at Merrie Monarch
April 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

The week-long 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island continues with kahiko or ancient style hula performances tonight. The competition portion of the festival got underway on Thursday night with the crowning of the new Miss Aloha Hula for 2014.


Maui Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi, under the direction of nā kumu hula ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes, earned a second place finish for the Kahiko Kāne division. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Makes Mark at 50th Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
April 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui’s entrants into the 50th edition of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival finished strong in the kane and solo divisions with Hālau Kekuaokalā’au’ala’iliahi, under the direction of nā kumu hula ‘Iliahi and Haunani Paredes, earning a second place finish for the Kahiko Kāne division, and a fourth place finish for the ‘Auana Kāne division.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Halau Earns Honors at Merrie Monarch
April 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

Maui’s lone hālau entry in the Merrie Monarch Festival over the weekend earned several awards at the 49th annual event.


Kilauea Volcano, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Day 1 Results: Merrie Monarch 2012
April 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

The title of Miss Aloha Hula 2012 for the 49th Merrie Monarch Festival went to Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling of Ka`ōhao (Lanikai), O`ahu. Sterling is a student of Kumu Māpuana de Silva and a member of Hālau Mōhala `Ilima.


Maui Halau Makes Merrie Monarch Debut
Maui Halau Makes Merrie Monarch Debut
April 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

At this year’s event, Tiana-Lynn Nālani Manuel is Maui’s only Miss Aloha Hula entry. She is a member of Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi, under the direction of Nā Kumu hula ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes of Wailuku, Maui.


VIDEO:  MauiNow Highlights Hula O Na Keiki
VIDEO: MauiNow Highlights Hula O Na Keiki
November 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

By Jade Moss Keiki hula students showcased their style and grace in the 19th Annual Hula O Na Keiki competition on Nov. 13-15 at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi under the direction of na kumu hula Iliahi & Haunani Joy Paredes was honored with Master and Miss Overall Hula O Na Keiki titles. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD7lOOvD4rU[/youtube] […]