In April, the week after Easter, the highly anticipated Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and Competition in Hilo will be under way. During this special week, ‘Imiloa will offer a three-day showcase of musical performances and cultural presentations in support of the Merrie Monarch Festival, providing visitors to Hawai‘i and its residents an opportunity to learn about the history and cultural significance of hula and its practitioners. All showcase sessions cover a wide range of hula topics.
This year’s programs consist of a wonderful mix of cultural presentations such as Haku Mele Masters with a prominent group of Hawaiian poets and songwriters, a special presentation on Hawaiian protocol for entering the Waonahele or forests by Dr. Taupouri Tangaro and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘olehaililani, and musical performances by Manu Boyd, Hoku Zuttermeister, and Kuana Torres. Share in the magic of Merrie Monarch Week at ‘Imiloa!
In order to continue to offer more educational enrichment programs, event program is by admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members. Seating is limited. To ensure a spot for a session, we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket pre-sales start March 25th Please call 969-9703 or visit the guest service desk at ‘Imiloa to purchase tickets.
Wednesday, April 23
10am: Haku Mele
1pm: Manu Boyd
Thursday, April 24
10am: Oiwi Presentation
1pm: Hoku Zuttermeister
Friday, April 25
10am: He Inoa No Hi'iaka
1pm: Kuana Torres
2014 Merrie Monarch Cultural Enrichment Program Highlight
Highlights of the 2010 Merrie Monarch Cultural Enrichment Program.