Merrie Monarch Hula - 2008
Genre: HULA COMPETITION
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Album NotesFor the past forty-five years, the Merrie Monarch Festival has celebrated a spiritual blend of grace and power through the art of hula by featuring the best hula halau (school) from around the world. This competition exemplifies the art form that is known as "the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people" and has become the most important and prestigious cultural event in Hawai`i. The Merrie Monarch Festival is where the best halau from throughout the world have gathered in Hilo on the big island of Hawai`i to celebrate the beauty, power and traditions of hula.
Hundreds make the journey to Hilo every year to witness in person the magnificence of the dance and storytelling. This four-DVD set allows you to experience the true spirit of the entire 2008 Merrie Monarch festival -- through every kahiko (ancient) and `auana (contemporary) performance. Observe the exquisite beauty as it merges with raw power to create the soul-stirring passion of this ancient art form, as broadcast live throughout the state on KITV-4.
Run time approximately 13 hours, 25 minutes. Coded for all regions.
Merrie Monarch is:Merrie Monarch
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