Hapa haole music lives! Join us for a wonderful evening highlighting this exclusive era of Hapa Haole 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 Hawaiʻi. This year we will extend the musical repertoire, in which our competitors can choose to perform, to modern arrangements. Enjoy competitive performances of both Vintage(1900-1959) and Contemporary(1960-present) style Hapa-Haole hula. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to the winners. This event is FREE to attend!
Friday July 24th
Schedule is tentative and will be update as competition registration closes.
- 5:00pm Welcome
- 5:15pm Live Hawaiian Music Begins
- 6:00pm Hapa Haole Hula Competition Begins
- 8:30pm Intermission
- 8:45pm Awards
- 9:00pm Aloha! See you tomorrow at the Ho`ike!
Miss Hapa Haole – Age 15-29
Miss Sophisticated – Age 30+
Keiki – Ages 12 & Under
Wahine – Age +
Kupuna – Ages 50+
Kāne – 13+
Co-ed – Age 13+
2019 Hapa Haole Hula Competition Emcee
Vicky Holt-Takamine graduated from Kamehameha Schools and received her BA & MA in Dance Ethnology from the University of Hawai’i. She graduated as Kumu Hula (master teacher of Hawaiian dance) from Maiki Aiu Lake in 1975, and established her hālau hula (school of Hawaiian dance), Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima, two years later. She established PA‘I Foundation in 2001 to protect and preserve Native Hawaiian cultural traditions and the natural and cultural resources of Hawai’i for future generations and co-founded and served as president of KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance. She has also served as a judge at the Merrie Monarch Festival, the “Olympics of Hula” for many years.
As the Co-Founder and Cultural Advisor of 4 Days of Aloha as well as the inspiration behind the festivalʻs Hapa Haole Hula Competition, “Aunty Vicky” continues to play a significant role in our ability to share the Hawaiian culture with the community of the Pacific Northwest. She has been coming to share her manaʻo and talents at 4 Days of Aloha event for 17 years and counting.