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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 world's most prestigious
hula competition on 4 DVDs.
Featuring:56 hula kahiko and hula 'auana performances by 24 ha¯lau, 24 performances by 12 Miss Aloha Hula contestants, behind-the-scenes extras and interviews, commentary on each hula
performance, and bonus footage of other Merrie Monarch festivities in Hilo. The Merrie Monarch Festival is
named in honor of King David
Kala¯kaua, 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
Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo, Hawai'i
and recalls the island's role in the
origins of hula - where
Hi'iakaikapoliopele first learned hula
from Hopoe and displayed her talents
to her sister, the fire goddess Pele.
Here among the culture and stories
of Hawai'i, our hula tradition
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