The 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, 2014 Product Description:
The finest hula performances from the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, the Hula Capitol of the World!
Own the commemorative 2014 DVD of the world’s most prestigious hula competition, and experience the beauty and power of Hawaii’s native dances! Expressed with music, chants and graceful movements, hula contains the heartbeat, the history and culture of Hawaii’s people.
• 25 winning performances
• The top 10 in both ancient and modern wahine (female) hula
• The top 8 in both ancient and modern kane (male) hula
• 7 performances by the top 5 finishers in the solo competition
• Behind-the-scenes extras and interviews
• Commentary on each hula performance
• Optional Hawaiian language commentary on the 2nd audio track
The festival honors the legacy of King David Kalakaua, who is credited with reviving native culture, hula and chant. He is respectfully called “The Merrie Monarch” because of his love for Hawaiian music, art and hula.