2008 Merrie Monarch Results

The Merrie Monarch Festival is a domestic non-profit organization registered with the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Begun forty-five years ago by the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce and continued by the private Merrie Monarch Festival community organization, the major purpose of the festival is the perpetuation, preservation, and promotion of the art of hula and the Hawaiian culture through education. The festival is considered the world’s premier forum for people of all ages to display their skills and knowledge of the art of ancient and modern hula.

With the conclusion of the 45th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival (2008) congratulations are extended to:

2008 Miss Aloha Hula:
Kalimakuhilani Akemi Kalamanamana Suganuma of Keolalaulani Halau ‘Olapa O Laka

2008 Overall Winner:
Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela (Wahine)

Featured video is Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela from the 40th Merrie Monarch Festival in which they also won overall.

Links:
45th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
The Official Merrie Monarch Festival Website
Merrie Monarch Festival Wiki
Merrie Monarch Journal by Wanda Adams
808Talk Episode #46 – Merrie Monarch Festival
Miss Aloha Hula 2008 Slideshow
Hula Kahiko 2008 Slideshow




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