The 48th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, 2011
Experience the grace and grandeur of the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival with this commemorative DVD set. From the rich cultural traditions of the hula kahiko to the vibrant artistry of the hula auana, this collection captures the worlds most prestigious hula competition on 4 DVDs
56 hula kahiko and hula auana performances by 24 halau.
24 performances by 12 Miss Aloha Hula contestants.
Behind-the-scenes extras and interviews.
Commentary on each hula performance.
Bonus footage of other Merrie Monarch festivities in Hilo.
The Merrie Monarch Festival is named in honor of King David Kalakaua, who is credited with reviving the hula and is affectionately known as the Merrie Monarch. This annual sold-out festival is held at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo, Hawaii and recalls the islands role in the origins of hula where Hiiakaikapoliopele first learned hula from Hopoe and displayed her talents to her sister, the fire goddess Pele.
Here among the culture and stories of Hawaii, our hula tradition lives on!
Length: 12 Hours 10 Minutes
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