28th Hula O Nā Keiki

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 4-7pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 1-7pm
Kanahele Ballroom

The 28th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki will be held November 9-10, 2018 at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. Hula students from Hawaiʻi and around the world are invited to compete through interview, dance, chant, and costume categories.

This past June, the sister tournament of Hula O Nā Keiki the 1st annual Hula O Nā Keiki Japan was held in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese hālau are only eligible to register and compete in Hula O Nā Keiki Japan. These overall winners (Kahiko & ʻAuana division contestant) were given the chance to participate in the 28th Hula O Nā Keiki Maui tournament in November. 


Awards

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotelproudly recognizes the following 2018 Hula O Nā Keiki winners:

2018 Miss Hula O NāKeiki

Nadia Kūkahiliokeawepē Nascimento 
Kumu - Lōpaka Igarta DeVera and Sonny Ching 
Hālau - Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

Kaikamahine Hula Award
1st             Nadia Kūkahiliokeawepē Nascimento 
               Kumu - Lōpaka Igarta DeVera and Sonny Ching 
               Hālau - Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

2nd           Karen Miyazaki
              Kumu – Yumiko Hara
              Hālau - Hālau Kalaʻakeaokeaolani 

3rd            Shannon Kamalei Purdy
              
Kumu - Kahulu Maluo
              Hālau –Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu 

Kaikamahine Inteview Award

Shannon Kamalei Purdy
Kumu - Kahulu Maluo
Hālau - Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu

Kaikamahine Oli and ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Award

1st             Shannon Kamalei Purdy
                  
Kumu - Kahulu Maluo
                  Hālau –Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu 

2nd               Madison Kuliʻaikalīhau Kalawaiʻa 
                 Kumu - Uluwehi Guerrero
                 Hālau - Hālau Hula Kauluokalā 

3rd                Nadia Kūkahiliokeawepē Nascimento 
                  Kumu - Lōpaka Igarta DeVera and Sonny Ching 
                  Hālau - Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu  

Kaikamahine Kahiko Costume & Adornment Award

Shannon Kamalei Purdy
Kumu – Kahulu Maluo
Hālau – Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu

 Kaikamahine ‘Auana Costume and Adornment Award

Nadia Kūkahiliokeawepē Nascimento
Kumu – Lōpaka Igarta DeVera and Sonny Ching
Hālau – Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu

Hula Pālua Award

Moses A.K. Niles & Mōhala K.K. Niles
Kumu – Iola Balubarx
Hālau – Hālau Hula O Keola Aliʻi o ke Kai 

Pālua Costume and Adornment Award

Moses A.K. Niles & Mōhala K.K. Niles
Kumu – Iola Balubar
Hālau – Hālau Hula O Keola Aliʻi o ke Kai 

The Music Award

Hālau Kalaʻakeaokeaolani
Kumu - Yumiko Hara
Mele:Mele o ke Keʻena Kalaunu

The Akoni Akana Perpetual Award, identifying the kumu who best demonstrates the value of Poʻokela in preparing for Hula O Nā Keiki, was awarded to Kumu Lorna Lim of Hālau Kawehileimamoikawēkiu ʻO Kohala. Shannon Kamalei Purdy of Hālau Kamaluokaleihuluwas the recipient of the Friends of Mokuʻula scholarship, which works to further each individual’s education in Hawaiian culture. 

HONK18 WINNER 

Kahiko Performance by 2018 Miss Hula O Nā Keiki - Nadia Kūkahiliokeawepē Nascimento 
Photo courtesy of Zane Mathias

HONK18 winner

ʻAuana Performance by 2018 Miss Hula O Nā Keiki - Nadia Kūkahiliokeawepē Nascimento 
Photo courtesy of Zane Mathias


Schedule of Events

Friday, November 9
8am - 4pm Festival of Arts and Crafts Courtyard, Lobby, and ʻOhana Room
11:30am - 7:30pm Hula O Nā Keiki Food Court Courtyard
4pm - 7pm Hula O Nā Keiki Hula Competition - Hula Kahiko Kanahele Room
Saturday, November 10
8am - 4pm Festival of Arts and Crafts Courtyard, Lobby, and ʻOhana Room
11:30am - 7:30pm Hula O Nā Keiki Food Court Courtyard
1pm - 6pm Hula O Nā Keiki Hula Competition - Hula ʻAuana Kanahele Room
Sunday, November 11
9am - 1pm Sunday Brunch Tiki Terrace Restaurant (Reservation required 808-667-0124)

Manaola Pop-up Shop

Located in the ʻOhana Room

Manaola Yap was born into a family whose cultural and artistic roots run deep into the volcanic soil of Hawai‘i Island. Featuring bold, printed patterns that embody the Hawaiian spirit and evoke the beauty and geometry of nature, this brand introduces to the world Manaola’s vision for Hawaiian fashion in the 21st century.

Pop-up Shop Hours of Operation:

Friday, November 9, 2018

8am - 4pm

Saturday, November 10, 2018

8am - 4pm

Sunday, Novembver 11, 2018

8am - 1pm

https://www.manaolahawaii.com/ 
@manaolahawaii


Festival of Arts and Crafts

We invited a lot of talented local artist and crafters to host booths at the Courtyard during Hula O Nā Keiki weekend. 

Dates Vendor Arts and Crafts
Saturday Barnes & Noble Hawaiian books @Barnesandnoble
Friday & Saturday Bounty Music ʻUkulele @Bountymusic
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Henua Designs LLC. Beach inspired jewelry utilizing Tahitian Pearls

@Henuadesign

Friday & Saturday Kanilehua Modern Hawaiian jewelry @kanilehua_808
Friday & Saturday Luana's Creation Feather hatbands and other lei
Friday & Saturday Maui Koa Wood Creations Koa paddles and other koa items

website

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Maui Feather Lei Feather, shell, and seed lei & hair and accessories adornments

@Mauifeatherlei

Friday & Saturday Maui Tropical Teas Mamaki tea website
Friday & Saturday Meraki Beautique Hawaiian jewelry and bags @Merakibeautique
Friday & Saturday Na Kani O Hula Hula instruments website
Friday & Saturday Ma Makamae o Polynesia Hawaiian crafts and jewelry

Friday & Saturday Palapala Designs Hawaiian block print designs

@Palapaladesigns

Friday & Saturday PōMahina Contemporary Hawaiian wear

@Pomahinadesign

Friday & Saturday Rosebud Hawaiian designer earrings

Friday & Saturday Sabado Studios New line of artwork

website

House Band:Nā Wai ʻEhā
                  @nawaiehamusic

Local musicians are lined up for the courtyard performance:

Kūikawā is a young up and coming trio from the island of Maui. They primarily play Hawaiian music, both traditional and contemporary.
@Kuikawamusic

Kaulike Pescaia – recent winner of the 2018 Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest.
@kaulikemusic

Kaleo Phillips - Born and raised in Lahaina Maui, just released his first full solo album with original Hawaiian compositions. Lately, he’s been on the local news, radio and featured gigs in ‘Oahu.
@Kaleophilipsmusic

Halemanu – 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano award winner for Island Music Album of the year.
@Halemanumusic

Kamehameha School Maui – Hawaiian Ensemble is a group of approximately 45 students.  They are committed to learning, performing and embracing the Hawaiian culture through music and dance.
http://ksmhawaiianensemble.weebly.com/about.html

*parking is not validated. 
Valet parking $18. Self parking $14 per day. 


Event Contacts

ʻĀlika Guerrero, Executive Administrator, aguerrero@kbhmaui.com  808-667-0218

*photos feature Hula O Nā Keiki 2016, 2017 Kāne and Wahine winners
  photo courtesy of Aubrey Hord Photography http://www.aubreyhord.com/

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