37th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 27-29, 2000
Hilo, Hawaii
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Congratulations to 2000 Miss Aloha Hula Tehani Kealamailani Gonzado of Hula Halau 'O Kamuela and Overall Winner Hula Halau 'O Kamuela (Wahine)!

37th Merrie Monarch Festival
Image Credit: Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin

Related news stories on the 2000 Merrie Monarch Festival

  • April 17, 2000
    Texas halau tries to recoup stolen travel funds: A Dallas hula group has had $9,000 ripped off by one of its own dancers (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • April 18, 2000
    American Airlines flies in to help Texas halau: The carrier has made arrangements to get the dancers and families here (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • April 18, 2000
    Airline to cover halau's fare to hula contest after theft (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 23, 2000
    Hula lives deep in the heart of Texas (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 23, 2000
    Merrie Monarch tightens rules (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 27, 2000
    Chance 'em: Merrie Monarch veteran William Sonny Ching takes a chance on an album of chants, 'Ho'oulu I Ka Na'auao' (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • April 27, 2000
    Merrie Monarch lineup (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • April 27, 2000
    Merrie Monarch begins with solo wahine competition (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 27, 2000
    Newcomers join veterans at Merrie Monarch festival (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 28, 2000
    Hula Halau O Kamuela competitor wins Miss Aloha Hula 2000 (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 28, 2000
    Merrie Monarch streams onto Web (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 28, 2000
    Dancing on air (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 28, 2000
    Confident performance wins Miss Aloha Hula: A radiant Tehani Kealamailani Gonzado takes the title (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • April 28, 2000
    Travel, search bring dancer opportunity (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • April 29, 2000
    Traditional hula boundaries stretched: Some performers push the envelope on tradition, others return to historic instruments (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • April 29, 2000
    Miss Aloha Hula says "Mahalo, kumu" (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 30, 2000
    Names, faces change, but Hilo event maintains energy (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 30, 2000
    Thursday's Miss Aloha Hula results (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 30, 2000
    Merrie Monarch Hula Festival 2000 photo gallery (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 30, 2000
    Texas halau hit by death of a spouse (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 30, 2000
    Merrie Monarch results (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • May 1, 2000
    Very Merrie: Obstacles were seen as a test for resilient Texas halau (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • May 1, 2000
    Kumu hula Leina'ala Mattos' 22-year wait to perform uncle's song paid off (Source: starbulletin.com)
  • May 1, 2000
    Results (Source: starbulletin.com)