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Halau, judges for 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival announced

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Officials from the Merrie Monarch Festival, which is held annually in Hilo, have announced the list of judges and participating hula halau for the 2013 competition.

26 halau, including 3 from California, have been invited to particpate in this year's festival, held between March 31 and April 6, 2013.

List of Participating Hula Halau for 2013 Festival:

1.  Hâlau Hula Olana  (Wahine)
Olana and Howard Ai
Puʻuloa, Oʻahu

2.  Hâlau I Ka Wçkiu  (Kâne & Wahine)
Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang
Pauoa, Oʻahu

3.  Ka Pâ Hula O Ka Lei Lehua  (Kâne)
Snowbird Bento
Honolulu, Oʻahu

4.  Ka Pâ Hula ʻO Kauanoe ʻO Waʻahila  (Wahine)
Maelia Loebenstein Carter
Kaimukî, Oʻahu

5.  Hâlau O Nâ Pua Kukui (Kâne)
Ed Collier
Kalihi, Oʻahu

6.  Keolalaulani Hâlau ʻÔlapa O Laka  (Kâne & Wahine)
Aloha Dalire
Heʻeia, Oʻahu and Hilo, Hawaiʻi

7. Hâlau Môhala ʻIlima  (Wahine)
Mâpuana de Silva
Kaʻôhao, Hawaiʻi

8. Hâlau Ke Kia‘i A O Hula (Wahine)
Kapiʻolani Haʻo
Kalihi and Kapâlama, Oʻahu

9.  Keali‘ika‘apunihonua Ke‘ena A‘o Hula  (Wahine)
Leimomi Ho
Honolulu, Oʻahu

10.  Hula Hâlau ʻO Kamuela  (Wahine)
Kauʻionalani Kamanaʻo and Kunewa Mook
Kalihi & Waimânalo, Hawaiʻi

11.  Ka Lâ ʻÔnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe  (Wahine)
Tracie and Keawe Lopes
Kahauiki, Oʻahu

12.  Kawailiʻula (Kâne)
Chinky Mâhoe
Kailua, Oʻahu

13. Hâlau Kekuaokalâʻauʻalaʻaʻiliahi (Kâne)
Laʻakea Perry
Wailuku, Maui

14. Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lâ (Kâne & Wahine)
Kaleo Trinidad
Honolulu, Oʻahu

15. Hâlau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine (Wahine)
Kaʻilihiwa Vaughn-Darval
Mânoa, Oʻahu

16.  Hâlau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani  (Kâne & Wahine)
Nâhôkû Gaspang
Hilo, Hawaiʻi

17.  Hâlau Hula Nâ Pua Uʻi O Hawaiʻi  (Wahine)
Etua Lopes
Kailua Kona, Hawaiʻi

18. Hâlau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua (Wahine)
Johnny Lum Ho
Hilo, Hawaiʻi

19. Hâlau Kekuaokalâʻauʻalaʻaʻiliahi (Wahine)
Glenn Kelena Vasconcellos
Hilo, Hawaiʻi

20. Hâlau O Ke Ânuenue (Wahine)
Nâpua Makua and Kahulu Maluo
Wailuku, Maui

21. Hâlau Kekuaokalâʻauʻalaʻaʻiliahi (Kâne)
ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes
Kula, Maui

22. Hâlau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinâʻala (Wahine)
Leinâʻala Pavao Jardin
Kalâheo, Kauaʻi

23. Healani's Hula Hâlau (Wahine)
Beverly Apana Muraoka
Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi

24.  Hâlau Kealiʻi O Nâlani (Wahine)
Kealiʻi Ceballos
Los Angeles, Caifornia

25. Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Kâne)
Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu
Oakland, California

26. Hâlau ʻO Lilinoe (Wahine)
Sissy and Lilinoe Kaio
Carson, California

Also announced were the names of the judges: Cy Bridges, Nalani Kanakaʻole, Mae Kammalu Klein, Joan S. Lindsey, Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis, Kealiʻi Reichel, and Kalena Silva.

The Merrie Monarch Festival will be broadcast on KFVE.

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