Kahiko night photos from Merrie Monarch Festival

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Na Mamo Pu‘uanahulu, na kumu hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunu‘u “Sonny” Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala, kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawai‘ulaokala, kumu hula Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawai‘ulaokala, kumu hula Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawai‘ulaokala, kumu hula Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela, na kumu hula Kunewa Mook and Kau‘ionalani Kamana‘o

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela, na kumu hula Kunewa Mook and Kau‘ionalani Kamana‘o

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka, kumu hula Keolalaulani Dalire

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka, kumu hula Keolalaulani Dalire

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka, kumu hula Keolalaulani Dalire

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, na kumu hula Tracie and Keawe Lopes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, na kumu hula Tracie and Keawe Lopes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawaili‘ula, kumu hula Chinky Mahoe

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawaili‘ula, kumu hula Chinky Mahoe

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Na Mamo Pu‘uanahulu, na kumu hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunu‘u “Sonny” Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Na Mamo Pu‘uanahulu, na kumu hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunu‘u “Sonny” Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine, kumu hula Ka‘ilihiwa Vaughan-Darval

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine, kumu hula Ka‘ilihiwa Vaughan-Darval

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine, kumu hula Ka‘ilihiwa Vaughan-Darval

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau o Ka Hanu Lehua, kumu hula Kamaka Kukona

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau o Ka Hanu Lehua, kumu hula Kamaka Kukona

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi, na kumu hula Haunani and ‘Iliahi Paredes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi, na kumu hula Haunani and ‘Iliahi Paredes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela, na kumu hula Kunewa Mook and Kau‘ionalani Kamana‘o

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela, na kumu hula Kunewa Mook and Kau‘ionalani Kamana‘o

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawai‘ulaokala, kumu hula Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawai‘ulaokala, kumu hula Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawai‘ulaokala, kumu hula Keli‘iho‘omalu Puchalski

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala, kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala, kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala, kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, na kumu hula Tracie and Keawe Lopes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, na kumu hula Tracie and Keawe Lopes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, na kumu hula Tracie and Keawe Lopes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua, na kumu hula Robert Ke‘ano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea, kumu hula Kapua Dalire-Moe

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea, kumu hula Kapua Dalire-Moe

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea, kumu hula Kapua Dalire-Moe

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi, na kumu hula Haunani and ‘Iliahi Paredes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi, na kumu hula Haunani and ‘Iliahi Paredes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi, na kumu hula Haunani and ‘Iliahi Paredes

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawaili‘ula, kumu hula Chinky Mahoe

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kawaili‘ula, kumu hula Chinky Mahoe

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hula Lani Ola, kumu hula Puanani Jung

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Hula Lani Ola, kumu hula Puanani Jung

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Lilia Makanoe, kumu hula Shelsea Lilia Ai

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Lilia Makanoe, kumu hula Shelsea Lilia Ai

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Keolakapuokalani, kumu hula Drake Keolakapu Dudoit Delaforce

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Keolakapuokalani, kumu hula Drake Keolakapu Dudoit Delaforce

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, kumu hula Mapuana de Silva

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, kumu hula Mapuana de Silva

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Na Mamo Pu‘uanahulu, na kumu hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunu‘u “Sonny” Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Halau Na Mamo Pu‘uanahulu, na kumu hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunu‘u “Sonny” Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera

On Friday night, 18 hula halau presented 24 performances of hula kahiko, or ancient hula — 17 by wahine groups and seven by kane groups.

The same groups will dance hula ‘auana, or modern hula, Saturday night. At the end of the competition, the scores of the seven judges will be tabulated, winners announced and trophies awarded in all divisions. That includes the Lokalia Montgomery Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the overall winning halau.

More information on festival and competition can be found at https://www.merriemonarch.com/.

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