Solo dancers shine
The 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival’s hula competition officially started Thursday at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium when 10 young women, none of whom were representing Big Island halau, vied for hula’s most prestigious solo title, Miss Aloha Hula. Final Miss Aloha Hula results were not available by press time, but visit www.hawaiitribune-herald.com for full results from Thursday night’s competition.
Leimakamae Maura Kea, of Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi, Maui, competes Thursday night during the Miss Aloha Hula competition.
Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka, Maui
Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, Oahu
Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, Oahu
Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Wa‘ahila, Oahu
Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala, Kauai
Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea, Oahu
Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela, Oahu
Halau o Ka Hanu Lehua, Maui