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Merrie Monarch Festival

Simply put, this is the world championships of hula. Spread out live over three nights in April, the "Merrie Monarch Festival" from Hilo has been showcasing Hawaii's best dancers for over 50-years now in solo performances for women, and kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) dance performances for both men and women. Along with stunning performances and attire, this competition features the best Hawaiian musicians who provide the background music live for the dancers every year.

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