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2018 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET 2018 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET

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The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition and Festival honors Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, known as “The Merrie Monarch” for his love of song and dance. In celebration of his memory, hundreds of highly talented hula dancers and their Hālau (schools) from different islands of Hawai‘i and around the mainland United States perform, compete, and perpetuate this indigenous expression of dance and story-telling.

9 hours 30 minutes run time

Our Price: $50.00
2019 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 3-DVD SET 2019 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 3-DVD SET

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The 56th Annual Celebration of Hula

In honor of the original Merrie Monarch, King David Kalakaua, the best halau are invited from across the Hawaiian Islands and the mainland U.S. to compete in the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival. Dancers fortunate enough to perform at this annual event perpetuates an important cultural tradition in honor of Hawaii's ancestors.

Each year, thousands make the journey to Hilo, Hawaii to witness in person the magnificence of the dance and storytelling of hula. For others who long to be part of the passion and beauty, the festival has been captured on 3 DVDs. The Merrie Monarch Festival is an inspiring display of Hawaiian dance and culture to be thoroughly enjoyed over and over again.

Disc 1: Miss Aloha Hula: Kahiko & Auana
Disc 2: Hula Kahiko (ancient) - Halau
Disc 3: Auana (contemporary) - Halau

Booklet included with photos of the winners in each category, plus a list of each performer, song, halau and kumu in the order it appears on each disc. 9 hours 47 minutes run time

Our Price: $65.00
2016 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET 2016 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET

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The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition and Festival honors Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, known as “The Merrie Monarch” for his love of song and dance. In celebration of his memory, hundreds of highly talented hula dancers and their Hālau (schools) from different islands of Hawai‘i and around the mainland United States perform, compete, and perpetuate this indigenous expression of dance and story-telling.

Over 10 hours of footage, featuring the Merrie Monarch Festival in its entirety, interviews and the awards presentation.
Disc 1: Miss Aloha Hula competition - approximately 2 hours 48 minutes
Disc 2: Hula Kahiko (Ancient) - approximately 3 hours 10 minutes
Disc 3: Hula 'Auana (Contemporary) - approximately 3 hours
Disc 4: Bonus footage (Interviews, Festivities) - approximately 1 hour 25 minutes

DVD is a universal play (region code 0).

Our Price: $55.00
2015 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL - Blu Ray 2015 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL- Blu Ray

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From Hilo, Hawaii - the Hula Capitol of the World - Hula's top dancers at the pinnacle of hula competition! 52nd annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. (190 minutes - Blu Ray)
FEATURING:
26 winning performances in both ancient and modern styles
The top 5 finishers in the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition
Behind-the-scenes extras and interviews
Narrations on the stories within the hula performances
Optional Hawaiian language narrations.

Our Price: $45.00
2015 TAHITI FETE of  SAN JOSE DAY 2 - 7/11/15, 3-DVD SET 2015 TAHITI FETE of SAN JOSE DAY 2 - 7/11/15, 3-DVD SET - SALE

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Each July French Polynesia celebrates with festivals (fete) of Tahitian dancing. Dozens of fantastic Polynesian dancers continue this tradition annually in San Jose California. Men, women and children compete in this 3-Day Tahitian dance competition wearing elaborate authentic costumes.
This 3-dvd set is Day 2 of the competition held July 11, 2015 at the San Jose State University Event Center: Opening Ceremonies, Baby Tamari'i Exhibition, Solo Award Winners, Kaliloa o Kaleo 'Onalani (Ahuroa), Le Ala Polynesia (Ahuroa & Music), Ballet Folklorico Polinesio (Tamari'i Otea), Ta'ere Tia'i (Hura Tau Ahuroa & Music), Madison Makanaokahaku Scott (Guest Artist, E Honu Iti E (Otea, Aparima, Drumming, Ahuroa), Te Pura o Te Rahura'a (Ahuroa), Rapa Nui "Tautanga" (Guest Performers), Ballet Folklorico Polinesio Kalakaua (Ahuroa), Te Pura o Te Rahura'a (Tamari'i Otea & Aparima), Makamae Melia o Polynesia (Ahuroa & Music), E Honu Iti E (Ahuroa & Music), Le Ala Polynesian (Exhibition), Te Pura o Te Rahura'a (Hura Tau Ahuroa).

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2015 TAHITI FETE of  SAN JOSE DAY 3 - 7/12/15, 4-DVD SET 2015 TAHITI FETE of SAN JOSE DAY 3 - 7/12/15, 4-DVD SET - SALE

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Each July French Polynesia celebrates with festivals (fete) of Tahitian dancing. Dozens of fantastic Polynesian dancers continue this tradition annually in San Jose California. Men, women and children compete in this 3-Day Tahitian dance competition wearing elaborate authentic costumes.
This 4-dvd set is Day 3 of the competition held July 12, 2015 at the San Jose State University Event Center: Opening Ceremonies, Baby Tamari'i Exhibition, Kaliloa o Kaleo 'Onalani (Hura Ava Tau Otea & Aparima), Kawailehua (Ote'a, Aparima & Drumming), Tamari'i Maita'irea (Ahuroa), Te Ava Rua (Music & Drumming), Manuia (Ahuroa & Music), Ta'ere Tia'i (Otea, Aparima & Drumming), Te Pura o Te Rahura'a (Ahuroa), Rapa Nui "Tautanga" (Guest Performers), Ballet Folklorico Polinesio Kalakaua (Ahuroa), Tamari'i Maita'irea (Otea, Drumming, Aparima & Music), Manuia (Otea, Aparima, Drumming & Music), Rapa Nui "Tautanga" (Guest Presenters), Awards Ceremony.

Our Price: $51.00
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2014 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL DVD 2014 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL DVD

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Experience the world's most prestigious hula competition and experience the beauty and power of Hawaii's native dances with this 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival commemorative DVD. Expressed with music, chants and graceful movements, hula contains the heartbeat, the history and the culture of Hawaii's people. (Run Time: Approx. 3 hours 8 minutes)
Featuring:
25 winning performances!
The top 10 in both ancient and modern wahine (female) hula
The top 8 in both ancient and modern kane (male) hula
7 performances by the top 5 finishers in the solo competition.
Behind-the-scenes extras and interviews
Commentary on each hula performance
Optional Hawaiian language commentary on the 2nd audio track

Our Price: $40.00
2013 TAHITI FETE of  SAN JOSE DAY 2 - SOLO FINALS- 7/5/13 DVD SET 2013 TAHITI FETE of SAN JOSE DAY 2 - SOLO FINALS- 7/5/13 DVD SET

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     Each July French Polynesia celebrates with festivals (fete) of Tahitian dancing.  Dozens of fantastic Polynesian dancers continue this tradition annually in San Jose California.  Men, women and children compete in this 4-Day Tahitian dance competition wearing elaborate authentic costumes.
      This 2-dvd set is Day 2 of the competition held July 5 2013 at the Double Tree Hotel: Solo Competition Finals for all ages men and women, boys and girls, judge entertainment, and presentation of awards.

Our Price: $51.00
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2013 TAHITI FETE of  SAN JOSE DAY 4 - 7/7/13 DVD SET 2013 TAHITI FETE of SAN JOSE DAY 4 - 7/7/13 DVD SET

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     Each July French Polynesia celebrates with festivals (fete) of Tahitian dancing.  Dozens of fantastic Polynesian dancers continue this tradition annually in San Jose California.  Men, women and children compete in this 4-Day Tahitian dance competition wearing elaborate authentic costumes.
       This 3-dvd set is Day 4 of the competition held at the San Jose State University Event Center July 7 2013: Opening Ceremonies, Manuia (Ahuroa & Ahuroa Tupuna), Baby Tamari'i Exhibition), Te Orama (Ahuroa), Motu' Aina (Ahuroa/Ote'a/Drumming/Music/Aparima), Te Orama (Ote'a/Drumming/Aparima/Music/Ahuroa), Hokule'a Academy of Polynesian Arts (Exhibition), Manuia (Ote'a/Aparima/Music/Drumming), Teoraroa Ote'a (Ahuroa/Music), Olivia Chisholm (Guest Presenter), Lorenzo Schmidt (Judge Entertainment), Awards Ceremonies.

Our Price: $51.00
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2013 MERRIE MONARCH DVD FESTIVAL DVD 2013 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET

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   Experience the artistry and traditions of the 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival with this commemorative 4-disc DVD set.  From powerful hula kahiko to mesmerizing hula auana, this collection captures the sights, sounds and emotions of  the world's premier hula competition.
FEATURING:
   29 hula kahiko and 29 hula auana performances
   24 performances by12 Miss Aloha Hula contestants
   Alternate Hawaiian language audio track
   Behind-the-scenes extras and interviews
   Commentary on each hula performance 

 The Merrie Monarch Festival honors King David Kalakaua, who is credited with reviving native Hawaiian culture, hula and chant in the nineteenth century.  He is respectfully called "The Merrie Monarch" because of his love for Hawaiian music, art and hula.  Crowds from across the world gather in Hilo, Hawaii at this annual event showcasing hula at its finest.

(Approximate run time: 11 hours 55 minutes)

Our Price: $50.00
2012 MERRIE MONARCH DVD FESTIVAL DVD 2012 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET

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   Experience the artistry and traditions of the 49th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival with this commemorative DVD set.  From powerful hula kahiko to mesmerizing hula auana, this collection captures the beauty of the world's premier hula competition on four DVDs.
FEATURING:
   60 hula kahiko and auana performances by 23 halau
   24 performances by12 Miss Aloha Hula contestants
   Behind-the-scenes extras and interviews
   Commentary on each hula performance
   Bonus footage of other people, places and festivities in Hilo
The Merrie Monarch Festival honors King David Kalakaua, the "Merrie Monarch," and his key role in reviving hula in the nineteenth century.  Crowds from across the world gather in Hilo, Hawaii at this annual event showcasing hula at its  finest.

(Approx. run time: 11 hours 18 minutes)

Our Price: $60.00
2009 MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET 2009 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 3-DVD SET - OUT OF PRINT

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The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition and Festival honors Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, known as “The Merrie Monarch” for his love of song and dance. In celebration of his memory, hundreds of highly talented hula dancers and their halau (schools) from different islands of Hawai‘i and around the mainland United States perform, compete, and perpetuate this indigenous expression of dance and
story-telling. Featuring the Merrie Monarch Festival in its entirety, including interviews and the awards presentation.
• Approximately 12 hours 22 minutes

Our Price: $75.00
2008 MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET 2008 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL 4-DVD SET - OUT OF PRINT

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The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition and Festival honors Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, known as “The Merrie Monarch” for his love of song and dance. In celebration of his memory, hundreds of highly talented hula dancers and their halau (schools) from different islands of Hawai‘i and around the mainland United States perform, compete, and perpetuate this indigenous expression of dance and
story-telling. Featuring the Merrie Monarch Festival in its entirety, including interviews and the awards presentation.
• Approximately 13 hours 25 minutes

Our Price: $75.00
2007 MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL DVD SET 2007 MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL DVD SET - SALE

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For forty-four years, thousands of the best hula halau from all across the Hawaiian islands, mainland, and Japan have been invited to the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival. Dancers who are fortunate enough to perform at this annual event perpetuates an important cultural tradition that celebrates and honors their ancestors. Hundreds make the trek to Hilo, Hawaii every year to wintess in person the magnificence of the dance and storytelling. Captured on four DVDs are the exciting performances and stunning pageantry of this year's 44th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival; the spectacular kahiko (ancient) and superb auana (contemporary) from each halau and the elegant Miss Aloha Hula competition. This is truly an inspiring display of Hawaiian dance and culture to be thoroughly enjoyed over and over again.
Includes the entire Merrie Monarch Festival, interviews, and highlights from the Merrie Monarch Festival's annual parade. (10 hours, 30 minutes)

Our Price: $50.00
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2006 QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI KEIKI HULA COMPETITION DVD 2006 QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI KEIKI HULA COMPETITION DVD - SALE

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   The Queen Lili'uokalani Keiki Hula Competition has been inviting the most elite keiki (children) worldwide for over 30 years.  These performances are a demonstration of stunning beauty and fierce power by young dancers who perpetuate a cultural art form that is rich in island heritage.
   Experience this year's three-day festival that illuminates these talented dancers in halau (schools) and individual competitions.  These skillful boys and girls celebrate their love for dance through graceful, contemporary auana hula and passionate, traditional kahiko (ancient) hula. 
   With each movement, each chant and each songs, an important cultural and historical practice is kept alive.  With open arms these keiki embrace the past and sway into the future with aloha in their hearts.  (4 hours)

Our Price: $32.00
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2004 QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI KEIKI HULA COMPETITION DVD 2004 QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI KEIKI HULA COMPETITION DVD - SALE

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   Hawaii's keiki (children) enter this world on the beat of the ipu drum and the sweet chords of the ukulele.  By the time they can walk, many are already training with aunties, uncles and tutu to become graceful and powerful hula dancers - talented boys and girls preserving an ancient cultural lineage.
   Now in its 29th year, The Queen Lili'uokalani Keiki Hula Competition draws the most talented of these young dancers for a three-day expression of Hawaiian dance and chant.  Representing twenty-four halau (schools) from all over the islands and as far away as Japan, these children will awe you with their heart-stopping kahiko (ancient hula) and the fluid movements of contemporary auana hula.
   Join them in this inspiring collection of featured performances from the 2004 Keiki Hula Competition, as our island keiki share their captivating gift of aloha with you.  (90 minutes)

Our Price: $32.00
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2012 TAHITI FETE of  SAN JOSE DAY 3 - JUNIOR GROUPS- 7/7/12 DVD SET 2012 TAHITI FETE of SAN JOSE DAY 3 - JUNIOR GROUPS- 7/7/12 DVD SET - SALE

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     Each July French Polynesia celebrates with festivals (fete) of Tahitian dancing.  Dozens of fantastic Polynesian dancers continue this tradition annually in San Jose California.  Men, women and children compete in this 4-Day Tahitian dance competition wearing elaborate authentic costumes.
       This 3-dvd set is Day 3 of the competition held July 7, 2012 at the San Jose Event Center: Junior Groups: Baby Tamarii Exhibition, Te Pura o Te Rahura'a, Kaliko o Kaleo' Onalani,Tamari'i Matirea, Nonosina, Jomel Sumira & Kalakupua, Te Pura o Te Rahura'a. Culture Center of Riverbank, Tamari'i Matirea, Kaliko o Kaleo' Onalani, Hula Makana, To'erau Mana Rahi. Danzas Polinesias de Guadalajara, Le Polynesia, Kaliko o Kaleo' Onalani, Hula Halau o Piilani, Tongan Dance Exhibition and Awards.

Our Price: $51.00
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