44th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 12-14, 2007
Hilo, Hawaii
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2007 Miss Aloha Hula Keonilei Fairbanks
Image Credit:
Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin

Congratulations to 2007 Miss Aloha Hula Keonilei Ku'uwehiokala Kaniaupi'o Fairbanks of Ka Pa Hula 'O Kauanoe 'O Wa'ahila and Overall Winner Halau I Ka Wekiu (Kane)!

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  • April 5, 2007
    Let the hula begin; Whirlwind week of dance, culture kicks off today (Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • April 5, 2007
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  • April 5, 2007
    Shop till you drop: Craft fairs are a beloved part of festival week (Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • April 5, 2007
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  • April 8, 2007
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  • April 8, 2007
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  • April 9, 2007
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  • April 9, 2007
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  • April 9, 2007
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  • April 9, 2007
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  • April 10, 2007
    Dance of a lifetime (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 10, 2007
    [Video] New generation headed to Merrie Monarch (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 10, 2007
    A hula family affair; Dalire ohana bring two halau to the Merrie Monarch (Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • April 10, 2007
    Art of hula defies classification (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 10, 2007
    Ancient art meets pop culture, with mixed results; Nanette Naioma Napoleon compiled this set of anecdotes on hula from the archives of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 10, 2007
    Wednesday's Ho'ike sure to please (Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • April 10, 2007
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  • April 10, 2007
    Panel of seven to decide who reigns in 2007 (Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • April 10, 2007
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  • April 10, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 11, 2007
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  • April 12, 2007
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  • April 12, 2007
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  • April 12, 2007
    Miss Aloha Hula Crowned Tonight; Merrie Monarch Festival Competition Begins (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 12, 2007
    [Video] Vegas Halau Prepares for Performance (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 12, 2007
    [Blog] Merrie Monarch Journal: The song climbs inside of you (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 12, 2007
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  • April 12, 2007
    Oahu Dancer Wins Miss Aloha Hula Title; New Winner Also Captures Hawaiian Language Award (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 12, 2007
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  • April 12, 2007
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  • April 13, 2007
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  • April 13, 2007
    [Video] Merrie Monarch founder talks about festival's history (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 13, 2007
    Fairbanks named Miss Aloha Hula; The final hula of the night is good enough for Miss Aloha Hula (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 13, 2007
    Preparing for the Merrie Monarch: Halau honors its heritage; A trip to the Kilauea lookout pays tribute to goddess Pele (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 13, 2007
    For Miss Aloha Hula, dancing is a way of life (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 13, 2007
    Honolulu woman wins Miss Aloha Hula title (Source: KPUA.net)
  • April 13, 2007
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  • April 13, 2007
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  • April 13, 2007
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  • April 13, 2007
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  • April 14, 2007
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  • April 14, 2007
    Merrie Monarch: Halaus demonstrate their skills in the kahiko portion of the event (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 14, 2007
    Spirit of hula; Traditional performances wow crowd (Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • April 14, 2007
    Must have craft items; Fair brings out the best artisans on the islands (Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • April 14, 2007
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  • April 14, 2007
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  • April 15, 2007
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