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Thursday, April 15, 2004


IN TOUCH WITH THE 'AINA

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu chanted yesterday at the edge of Kilauea under the direction of kumu hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching. They chanted and danced to pay their respects to the land and island. The 41st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival begins today in Hilo. See the story on "Aloha Ambassador" Daisy Smith and a complete list of competitors in Features.



PAYING THEIR RESPECTS

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka chanted yesterday in the forest of Kipuka Puaulu at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park under the direction of Kumu Hula Napua Greig and Patty Kahulumealani Maluo-Huber, from Pukalani, Maui. They were chanting "Kau Kahalia" -- a forest chant -- to pay their respects. The halau is participating in the Merrie Monarch Festival starting today.



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