The 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Product Description:
Relive the excitement and the artistry of traditional hula! In celebration of the festival’s 50th year, all eyes turned towards Hilo, “The Hula Capitol of the World,” as many renowned hula groups and the finest solo dancers competed for the prestigious awards.
Our special commemorative DVD 4-disc set captures the sights, sounds and emotions of The Merrie Monarch Festival and its internationally acclaimed hula competition.
• 29 hula kahiko and 29 hula ‘auana performances
• 24 performances by 12 Miss Aloha Hula contestants
• Alternate Hawaiian language audio track
• Commentary for each performance
• Behind-the-scenes extras and interviews
The festival honors the legacy of King David Kalākaua,who is credited with reviving native culture, hula and chant. He is respectfully called “The Merrie Monarch” because of his love for Hawaiian music, art and hula.
INCLUDES ALL PERFORMANCES OF THE HULA COMPETITION