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Naupaka News

January/February 2016

The 10th Annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival Winners

The 10th Annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival Winners

The 10th Annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival took place November 11 – 14 at Hilton Waikoloa Village. In addition to highlevel competition among participating hālau from Japan, Hawai`i, and elsewhere, the Festival included workshops on hula, how to make traditional gourd rattles, cultural talks, and a rooted-in-culture fashion show. Competition winners were:

MAKUA WAHINE

1st Place

Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka
Kumu Hula Nāpua Greig
Soloist: Cheyann Kalama

2nd Place

Hula Hālau `O Ki`iwailehua
Sensei Kurumi Kikuchi
Soloist: Sakura Inoue

3rd Place

Hālau `O Leimami
Kumu Hula Punahele Andrade & Sensei
Kazumi Leimamo Yoshihashi
Soloist: Keiko Terui

MISS HULA P KAHI WAHINE

1st Place

Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka
Kumu Hula Nāpua Greig
Soloist: Miriam Anuhea Kamakanaokealoha Arakawa

2nd Place

Hālau Hi`iakaināmakalehua
Kumu Hula Robert Ke`ano Kaupu IV & Lono
Padilla
Soloist: Abby Claire Haliahauola Resulta

3rd Place

Hula Hālau `O Leilani
Sensei Mihoko Ogawa
Soloist: Kanae Uematsu

KUPUNA WAHINE SOLOIST

1st Place
Hālau Hula Nā Pua O Hawai`i Nei
Kumu Hula Pekelo Day
Kupuna Wahine: Bonnie J Lumahiwa Schutte Shanchez

2nd Place

Hula Hālau `O Leilani
Sensei Mihoko Ogawa
Kupuna Wahine: Mutsuko Murakami

3rd Place

Hālau `O Leimamo
Kumu Punahele Andrade & Sensei Kazumi
Leimamo Yoshihashi
Kupuna Wahine: Masumi Kasakura

KUPUNA WAHINE GROUP

1st Place

Hula Hālau `O Leilani
Sensei Mihoko Ogawa

2nd Place

Ka Leo O Laka I Iāpana Ka Pā Hula
`O Kaululehua Sensei Yumi Nitta

3rd Place

Hālau `O Mino`aka
Sensei Mino`aka Nagamori