27th Hula O Nā Keiki

The 27th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki will be held November 10-11, 2017 at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. Hula students from Hawai`i and around the world are invited to compete through interview, dance, chant, and costume categories.


Awards

“Congratulations to all of the 2017 Hula O Na Keiki winners and participants for their dedication and hard work in learning and nurturing Hawaiian cultural values over the course of the two-day competition,” said Mike White, General Manager of Kaanapali Beach Hotel. “Now, in our 27th year, an event of this size would not be possible without the participating kumu hula, halau, judges, haumana, employees, donors, sponsors and many more who dedicate their time to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture. At Kaanapali Beach Hotel, it is our goal to honor the Hawaiian culture and Hula O Na Keiki allows us celebrate our keiki (children) and culture and create a link to appreciation for the past.” 

Overall Wahine Award

Brianna Wehileimamoleihiwahiwaonāali’iokohala Lim-Ryder, age14
Kumu- Lorna Kapualiko Lim
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

Overall Kāne Award

Hokani K. Maria, age 15
Kumu - Lorna Kapualiko Lim 
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

ʻŌpio Kāne Hula

Hokani K. Maria, age 15       
Kumu - Lorna Kapualiko Lim 
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala                       

ʻŌpio Wahine Hula

1st         Brianna Wehileimamoleihiwahiwaonāali’iokohala Lim-Ryder, age16
             Kumu- Lorna Kapualiko Lim
             Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala 

2nd       Aliana Anuhea Ho, age 17
            Kumu- Kehaulani Kekua        
            Hālau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai

Keiki Kāne Hula

Makanahiwahiwapomaikaʻienālani Thomas-Kaholoaʻa, age 11
Kumu - Lorna Kapualiko Lim
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala 

Keiki Wahine Hula

1st        Chasity Auliʻikolomanu Broclic Kukona-Pacheco Brehm, age 10
            Kumu- Kamaka Kukona
            Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua

2nd         Emalia Pomaialoha KeleihanupikakeiaPaʻoahulaleʻakalaninuiakea Dalire, age 12
            Kumu - Keolalaulani Dalire                
            Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa O Laka

 3rd       Alyssa-Lauren Kāhikoleiʻōpuakauikawēkiuonālani Lim-Ryder, age 11
            Kumu- Lorna Kapualiko Lim
            Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

Overall Music

The Music Award

Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala
For the song: No Kohala Ka Makani Āpaʻapaʻa

OLI AWARDS

ʻŌpio Wahine Oli

1st        Brianna Wehileimamoleihiwahiwaonāali’iokohala Lim-Ryder, age14
            Kumu- Lorna Kapualiko Lim
            Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

2nd       Aliana Anuhea Ho, age 17
            Kumu- Kehaulani Kekua     
            Hālau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai

ʻŌpio Kāne Oli

Hokani K. Maria, age 15       
Kumu - Lorna Kapualiko Lim 
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala                       

Keiki Wahine Oli

1st         Chasity Auliʻikolomanu Broclic Kukona-Pacheco Brehm, age 10
             Kumu- Kamaka Kukona
             Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua

2nd       Alyssa-Lauren Kāhikoleiʻōpuakauikawēkiuonālani Lim-Ryder, age 11
            Kumu- Lorna Kapualiko Lim
            Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

3rd        Kaleomakamaeokealoha Knight, age 9
            Kumu- Kealiʻi Ceballos
            Hālau Hula Keali‘i O Nālani

Keiki Kāne Oli

Makanahiwahiwapomaikaʻienālani Thomas-Kaholoaʻa, age 11
Kumu - Lorna Kapualiko Lim
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

Pālua Award

Hokani K. Maria, age 15 and Brianna Wehileimamoleihiwahiwaonāali’iokohala Lim-Ryder, age14
Kumu – Lorna Kapualiko Lim
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

COSTUME & ADORNMENT AWARDS

Keiki Kahiko

Chasity Auliʻikolomanu Broclic Kukona-Pacheco Brehm, age 10
Kumu- Kamaka Kukona
Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua

ʻŌpio Kahiko

Aliana Anuhea Ho, age 17
Kumu- Kehaulani Kekua        
Hālau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai

Keiki ʻAuana

Chasity Auliʻikolomanu Broclic Kukona-Pacheco Brehm, age 10
Kumu- 
Kamaka Kukona        
Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua

Opio ʻAuana

Hokani K. Maria, age 15     
Kumu - Lorna Kapualiko Lim 
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

Pālua Costume & Adornment

Hokani K. Maria, age 15 and Brianna Wehileimamoleihiwahiwaonāali’iokohala Lim-Ryder, age14
Kumu - Lorna Kapualiko Lim
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

INTERVIEW AWARDS

Keiki Interview

Alyssa-Lauren Kāhikoleiʻōpuakauikawēkiuonālani Lim-Ryder, age 11
Kumu- Lorna Kapualiko Lim
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

ʻŌpio Interview

Brianna Wehileimamoleihiwahiwaonāali’iokohala Lim-Ryder, age14
Kumu- Lorna Kapualiko Lim
Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiuʻokohala

HONK 2017 Wahine    HONK 2017 Kane


Rules

Hula O Nā Keiki Rules 2017


What's New This Year? 

SOLO HULA AUANA

‘Auana songs must be in the Hawaiian language. Songs must be written between 1970 to presentThemed choices are:

1. Love Songs - Songs that express the constant feelings of love for a person. References to nature in the song should represent feelings of love for a person. 

2. Songs Honoring a Particular Place in Hawai‘i – A place may be a home, valley, bay, mountain, district, or series of places mentioned in the mele. 

HULA PĀLUA 

This year’s theme for pālua songs: Hapa Haole songs written between 1929-1959. Sufficient documentation of date it was written must be submitted. Copies of newspaper articles, web pages, magazines, etc. are examples of sufficient documentation. Please keep your documentation to a minimum to save the planet. 

AWARDS AND PRIZES 

The Hula O Nā Keiki Committee reserves the right to add, adjust or remove any prize category stated above, including combining the Overall Winners based on the number of entrants.

Friends of Moku‘ula Scholarship Award 
FOM generously gives scholarships to ‘ōpio seeking higher learning in Hawaiian Culture. A representative from FOM will sit in the interview session to evaluate which ‘ōpio is deserving of this award. 


Supporters

Mahalo to the businesses and organizations that helped to support this year’s competition. Their commitment to the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture helps make this event possible. (The business listing is based on alphabetical order)

Business Website
Chris Hart & Partners Inc. www.chpmaui.com
Friends of Moku'ula - Maui Nei Native Expeditions www.mokuula.com
Grand Wailea Resort www.grandwailea.com
Hawaiian Airlines www.hawaiianairlines.com
Honua Kai Resort & Spa www.honuakai.com
Lahaina Restoration Foundation www.lahainarestoration.org
Luxus International www.luxushawaii.com
Maui Electric Company www.mauielectric.com
Maui Hotel & Lodging Association www.mauihla.org
Maui Ocean Center www.mauioceancenter.com
Maui Soda & Ice Works - Roselani www.mauisoda.com    
www.roselani.com
Na Kani O Hula www.nakaniohula.com
Napili Kai Foundation www.napilikaifoundation.org
Old Lahaina Lu'au www.oldlahainaluau.com
Start-Me-Up Sportfishing www.sportfishingmaui.com
VIP Foodservice www.vipfoodservice.com
VJ Graphics www.vjgraphics.com
Williams & Associates www.williamsmaui.com


Event Contacts

Malia Kekona, Competition Administrator mkekona@kbhmaui.com  808-667-0139 

Dee Coyle, Co-Competition Administrator dcoyle@kbhmaui.com  808-667-0218 

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