It’s that time again, Merrie Monarch 2012 is this week! It will be broadcast on KFVE, live from Hilo!
- Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm – Backstage coverage
- Thursday 6:00-11:30pm – Miss Aloha Hula competition
- Friday 6:00-11:30pm – Hula Kahiko: Halau
- Saturday 6:00-11:30pm – Hula ‘Auana: Halau
Be sure to tune in to check out all the Mountain Apple artists that will be there!
- Robert Cazimero
- Kuana Torres Kahele
- Na Palapalai
- Raiatea Helm
- Lehua Kalima
- Lihau Hannahs Paik (of Kupaoa)
- Mark Yamanaka
- Sean Na’auao
Robert Cazimero will be performing at the Merrie Monarch with the following halau:
HALAU O KE `A`ALI`I KU MAKANI
Kumu: MANU BOYD
KA PA HULA O KA UA NOE O WA`AHILA
Kumu: MAELIA LOBENSTEIN CARTER
HALAU MOHALA `ILIMA
Kumu: MAPUANA DE SILVA
Robert will be accompanied by Keala Chock (guitar), Kala’i Ontai (guitar), Manu Boyd (ukulele), and Mark Yim (bass).
Lihau Hannahs Paik of Kupaoa will be dancing at the Merrie Monarch with Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine (Kumu: Hiwa Vaughan-Darval). The men will be the fourth performance of the night, and Lihau and the rest of the ladies will by ninth!