|Kumu Meleana Manuel me na kupuna of Volcano will lead her halau Hula Ke 'Olu Makani O Mauna Loa this Sunday, Monday and Thursday at Merrie Monarch Week events in Hilo. Photo by Jesse Tunison|
HALAU FROM VOLCANO & PĀHALA ARE HEADING TO THE 60th MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVITIES in Hilo this weekend. Kumu Meleana Manuel me na kupuna o Volcano and her Halau Hula Ke 'Olu Makani O Mauna Loa is set to perform on Merrie Monarch Week's first day, Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hilo Civic Auditorium. On Monday, the halau performs with musician-singer Uncle Ben Kaili at noon at Naniloa Hotel. The halau performs again on Thursday, at Noon, at Naniloa Hotel. All events are free, no tickets needed.
Halau member and Volcano resident Marsha Hee invites the public to attend the many festivities during Merrie Monarch Week, including the cultural, arts and artisan displays and sales. "E hele mai a kāko'o; please join us in showcasing and supporting halau hula and over 150 of Hawaiʻi's best artisans and crafters," said Hee.
|Hano Grace, on second horse from the left, drew a large Kaʻū contingent and served as Marshal of the Merrie Monarch Parade |
last year. This year, parade is Saturday, April 15. Photo by Jovena Moses
Kumu Debbie Ryder with her Halau Hula Leionalani, based in Pāhala, will perform on Sunday at the Civic at 2 p.m. and on Wednesday at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel at 1 p.m.
Numerous Kaʻū- connected organizations, agencies and horse riding groups are expected to participate in the Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo on Saturday, April 15.
April 13-15 are the nights of competition, which will be shown live on KITV and also live-streamed online. See Merrie Monarch Festival (hawaiinewsnow.com).
Visit merriemonarch.com for updated event info and daily coverage during the festival. Also see Merrie Monarch Festival | Hilo HI | Facebook.
The young ladies of Pāhala's Hālau Hula ‘O Leionālani performed at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel last year. They will perform again this year this Sunday at Hilo Civic and Wednesday at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Photo by Brenda Iokepa-Moses
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