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Hawaiian News: Merrie Monarch Miss Aloha Hula competition

Keawe Lopes Keawe Lopes
Mahina Macfarlane Mahina Macfarlane
Delys Recca Delys Recca

HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Approximately one week from now contestants for the Miss Aloha Hula competition at Merrie Monarch will take the stage in Hilo. Dancing hula solo is not the norm, but as these contestants and their kumu share, going solo can be rewarding. Hereʻs Amy Kalili with that story.

Hiki nô ke hoʻoikaika maoli i ka hula ʻana o ka wahine pâkahi

A i loko nô o ka pâkahi, hiki nô ke ʻano hoʻoili aku i ka haumâna a kçlâ ʻano kaila e paʻa ai i nâ kumu hula.

Keawe Lopes

Kumu, Ka Lâ ʻÔnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe

It gives the kumu an opportunity to transmit more knowledge to this one dancer.

He maopopo leʻa ko kçia hâlau no ke ʻano e pono ai ka hoʻokûkû Ms. Hula ʻoiai ua eo ia lanakila i kâ Keawe wahine a hoa kumu ʻo Tracie Lopes i ka makahiki 1994.

The hâlau has special insight as Keawe's wife and fellow kumu, Tracie Lopes, took the Miss Aloha Hula title in 1994.

Manaʻolana wau hiki iâ ia ke ʻike ua hana kaʻu kumu i kçia ʻano mea, hilinaʻi wau iâ ia, hâhai wau iâ ia, hoʻolohe wau iâ ia, a no ka mea ua hana ʻo ia i kçia mea a ua hana ʻo ia me ka maikaʻi.

Tracie Lopes

Kumu, Ka Lâ ʻÔnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe

It's reassuring for Mahina because she knows Kumu has been there and made it. She has faith and is willing to follow.

It does calm me in a way cause she's been there before, she knows what I'm going through in this entire journey up until a few weeks from now.

Mahina Macfarlane

Moho, Miss Aloha Hula

He kôkua ʻoiai ua ʻike maka mua ʻo ia i kçia mau mea hoʻokahi nô.

ʻAʻole nô pau loa ka haʻalulu o ka naʻau akâ, maha nô i ka ʻike, na ke kumu nô ia koho a koho ana lâkou i ka ʻoi kelakela.

Nerves are never completely calm for these soloists, but they trust that their kumu chose the best.

Nânâ ʻia ka naʻau o kçlâ haumâna. Inâ ʻo kona naʻau he naʻau hoʻoheno, ia mea he mele, ia mea he hula, ia mea he loina Hawaiʻi,

Hiki ke ʻike i kona hua ma nâ ʻano mâhele like ʻole o ka hâlau.

To be asked by your kumu, I mean the person you're learning from, "Can you represent us?"

It's kind of a big kuleana to have.

Delys Recca

Moho Miss Aloha Hula 2010, Ka Leo O Laka I Kahikina O Ka Lâ

Ke noi ke kumu e kû ʻelele ʻoe nona me ka hâlau, he kuleana nô ia.

Ma ke ahiahi Ms Aloha o ka hoʻokûkû Mele Manaka e ʻike ʻia ai nô kekahi o ka ʻoi kelakela o ke ao hula.

Miss Aloha Hula will showcase some of the best hula has to offer.

You have the whole world kind of watching and waiting to see where hula's going to go and what's being presented at this ultimate festival.

Kaleo Trinidad

Kumu, Ka Leo O Laka I Kahikina O Ka Lâ

Nânâ ana ko ka honua nei a puni no ka makemake e ʻike i ka ʻoi loa o ka hula.

ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiʻiNewsNow. Aloha.

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