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Hula kahiko headlines second day of competition at 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival

Ke Kai O Kahiki 2019 Merrie Monarch Hula Kahiko
Ke Kai O Kahiki 2019 Merrie Monarch Hula Kahiko(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 2, 2021 at 10:31 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival returned Friday night with the Hula kahiko competition.

Multiple halau performed traditional dances and oli to celebrate Hawaiian language and culture.

To find out which halau took home the trophy for best kahiko performance, you’ll have to tune in Saturday for continuing coverage of the Merrie Monarch Festival.

Broadcast for Hula auana competition continues Saturday at 6 p.m. on K5 or across HNN’s digital platforms.

[Want to watch the festival online? Click here.]

Here’s the broadcast schedule for Friday night:

TIME (HST)BROADCASTTV
5pmPop-Up Mākeke: Hula Kahiko Night
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K5 & Online
6pm**The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula Kahiko**
The second night of competition from the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival.
K5 & Online
10:30pmMana I Mauli Ola
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K5 & Online

And here’s how to watch:

  • On cable television: Watch the festival on K5 ― channel 6 if you are a Spectrum, Hawaiian Tel or DirecTV customer, and channel 8 if you are a Dish Network subscriber.
  • On the HNN website: Every minute of the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival will stream free of charge on HNN’s special Merrie Monarch section. Click here to watch now.
  • On the HNN mobile app: You can also stream the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival directly to your cell phone, no matter where you are, by using the Hawaii News Now mobile app. You can find more information on how to download the Hawaii News Now mobile app by clicking here.
  • On Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire: If you don’t subscribe to cable but still want to watch on your TV, download the HNN app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV devices.

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