Group Hula 'Auana at the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Halau Ke'alaokamaile takes top honors

HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) -The Merrie Monarch Festival Saturday featured the group hula 'auana performances and the awards ceremony.

The two main categories of hula are hula 'auana and hula kahiko.

Modern hula as it evolved under Western influence in the last two centuries is called 'auana. 

Ancient hula, as performed before Western encounters with Hawaii, is called kahiko.

For complete Merrie Monarch coverage, go to KFVE The Home Team.

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