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36th annual Kupuna Hula Festival culminates

  • Members of Na Kupuna O Kau take third place in the Hui Pu ‘ia division with their dance to Ka‘u Nui at the 36th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival Thursday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Members of Na Kupuna O Kohala take first place in the Hui Pu ‘ia division with their dance to Honoipu at the 36th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival Thursday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Members of Na Kupuna O Kona Alii dance to Healoha No O Kona at the 36th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival Thursday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Members of Na Kupuna O Kau take second place in the Kane division with their dance to Ka Huila Wai at the 36th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival Thursday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Members of Halau Kala‘akeakauikawekiu take third place in the Wahine Division with their dance to Pu‘uanahulu at the 36th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival Thursday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Members of Halau Hula O Ka Wai Ola O Kona dance to Aloha No Kona at the 36th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival Thursday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Kane of Na Kupuna O Kohala dance to Kawaihae at the 36th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival Thursday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Members of Halau Hula O Ka Wai Ola O Kona dance to Aloha No Kona during the 36th annual Kupuna Hula Festival on Sept. 13 at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay.

KEAUHOU — The 36th annual Kupuna Hula Festival culminated the night of Sept. 13 at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay with awards in six divisions: Tutu Kane, Tutu Wahine,Wahine, Kane, Hui Pu‘ia (or mixed group) and overall halau with the most points.

Tutu Wahine

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1st Place – Sabine Maeva Andreser, Hale Kala‘akeakauikawekiu

2nd Place – Leona Puanani Bell Schroeder, Na Kupuna O Ka‘u

3rd Place – Sumiyo Ono, Hui O Mapuana’s Hula Nani’s

Tutu Kane

1st Place – Robert Keanaaina, Hale E Hulali Mai I Ka La

2nd Place – Winston Jamie, O Ka Hale Lokelani

3rd Place – Michael Scott Carius, Na Kupuna O Ka‘u

Wahine

1st Place – Hale Hula Kauluokala

2nd Place – Na Kupuna O Moana

3rd Place – Hale Kala‘akeakauikawekiu

Kane

1st Place – Na Kupuna O Moana

2nd Place – Na Kupuna O Ka‘u

3rd Place – Hale O Mailelaulani

Hui Pu ‘ia

1st Place – Na Kupuna O Kohala

2nd Place – Na Kupuna O Moana

3rd Place – Na Kupuna O Ka‘u

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Overall Group, Total Points

Na Kupuna O Moana