The 3 Days of Aloha Hapa Haole Hula Competition
Ticket purchase is to compete in the Hapa Haole Hula Competition. There is no charge for being a spectator.
Classic Hapa Haole Music Lives! Join us for a throw back to this early modern era of hula & music. In keeping with the hapa-haole tradition, all songs within each category must be sung in English and the theme of the performance must be about Hawai`i. The era of music must be from the 1900 to 1959 period when classic Hapa Haole music was at it's prime. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to the winners. Winning soloists and groups will be showcased at the following day’s Ho`ike and Hawaiian Festival.
Judges and Emcee
JUDGE: Victoria Holt Takamine is the founder and kumu hula of Pua Ali`i `Ilima, founded in 1977. She has served as a judge at Merrie Monarch and is co-founder and Executive Director of PA`I Foundation on O`ahu which sponsors the annual Hapa Haole Hula Festival on O`ahu and Las Vegas.
JUDGE: Robert Cazimero is a Grammy nominated, Hoku award winning musician and composer. With his brother, Roland, they are known as the Brothers Cazimero. He is the kumu hula of Na Kamalei, a halau founded over thirty years ago.
JUDGE: Manu Boyd is a `Uniki (right of passage) graduate of Robert Cazimero’s Halau Na Kamelei and is the kumu hula of Halau o ke A`ali`i ka Makani. Manu is the leader, composer, vocal arranger and ukulele player for Ho`okena, a Grammy and Hoku nominated musical and singing group in Hawai`i.
JUDGE: Leialoha Amina is the Kumu hula of the Na Lei O Kaholoku along with her sister Nani Lim Yap. She is a member of Na Hoku Hanohano award winning traditional Hawaiian musical group, The Lim Family of Kohala. Ms. Amina is an avid researcher of Hawaiian history and culture.
EMCEE: Harry B. Soria, Jr. hosts the weekly radio program, “Territorial Airwaves”, focusing on vintage Hawaiian music from the pre-Statehood era of 1900-1959. The program is a beguiling musical stroll back to Territorial days, playing historical recordings and sharing anecdotes and trivia about Hawaii’s past.
GENERAL RULES:All songs must be Hapa Haole, i.e. written between 1900 – 1959, sung in the English language and the theme must be about Hawai’i. No song duplication will be allowed. Earliest post mark will determine priority.Each contestant must have reached age requirement by the competition date.TIME LIMIT: All entries subject to 7 minute time limit. The time starts when the dancer steps out on stage or the music/singing begins, whichever occurs first. Respectfully, the time will stop when the dancer leaves the stage or the music/singing stops, whichever is last.All participants must provide their own musical accompaniment. (live music, cd recording or MP3 format).There will be one winner in each category.Competition will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Esther Short Park. Approximate time: 5:00 PMApplications are due by the requested deadlines so that the programs can be created.HHHC Committee reserves the right to cancel any category with less than three applicants.All entry fees are non-refundable. Unless category is canceled in which fee will be returned.
HAPA HAOLE HULA - SOLO COMPETITION (Open to Women only)Ms. Hapa Haole Hula - age requirement age 14 to 25Ms. Sophisticated Hula - age requirement 26 and aboveContestant does not have to be affiliated or represented by a hula instructor or hula halau.Contestant is required to submit song selection and lyrics along with their application.Contestants are subject to the general rules of the HHHC Committee.
HAPA HAOLE SOLO - COMIC HULA COMPETITIONContestant does not have to be affiliated or represented by a hula instructor or hula halau.Contestant is required to submit song selection and lyrics along with their application.Contestants are subject to the general rules of the HHHC Committee.
HAPA HAOLE HULA - GROUP COMPETITIONEach group
Cost: Register early and save $20! Solo Entry - Early Bird 41.79
Register early and save $20! Group Entry - Early Bird 41.79
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