Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Kahiko

Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko

Hālau Manaola under the direction of Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap competed at the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival. The mele “He Hele Nō Kapiʻolani” choreographed by Carrington Manaola Yap speaks of Queen Kapiʻolani and her travels to each of the Hawaiian Islands spreading the word to her people to procreate.

Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
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Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
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Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
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HE HELE NŌ KAPIʻOLANI

Ke hele mai nei ke Kuini

ʻO Kapiʻolani no he inoa 

Naʻu ka hele la ʻike ʻia

Haʻa e Hawaiʻi o Keawe

Ui aʻe Hiʻiaka i ka poli

Nawai neia kupuʻeu

Haʻi mai o Maui o Kama

Moʻopuna wau na Makaliʻi

Ninau Molokaʻi a Hina

No ke aha nei hele a ka Lani

Hai mai Oʻahu o Kuhihewa

A he hele hoʻoulu lahui

I pono no ka makaʻainana

ʻOliʻoli Kauaʻi o Mano

Lohe aku Niʻihau me Lehua

Eia e o ka Lani a hiki mai

Haʻina ka hele i ʻike ʻia

ʻO Kapiʻolani la eo mai ʻoe       

Haʻina ka hele i ʻike ʻia

ʻO Kapiʻolani la eo mai ʻoe

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Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
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Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko
Hula Halau Manaola Merrie Monarch Festival Kahiko

Kumu Hula: Nani Lim-Yap

Choreographer: Carrington Manaola Yap

Photographer: Ranae Keane-Bamsey

Venue: University of Hawaii Hilo

Hair Artist: Minerva Tabucbuc