During the Maui service, held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater, musician Willie K performed a rendition of the ballad Danny Boy.
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.
The two hula dancers are from different halau, but performed together as classmates while attending Kahamehameha, Maui.
Halau Kealaokamaile, under the direction of Kumu Hula Kealii Reichel, returns to Maui with accolades and honors from the hula world.
Two Maui Halau will participate in three nights of hula from April 28 to 30, at the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii.
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