"For forty-three years, thousands of the best hula halau from all across the Hawaiian islands, mainland and Japan have been invited to the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival. Dancers who are fortunate enough to perform at this annual event perpetuate an important cultural tradition that celebrates and honors their ancestors.
Hundreds make the trek to Hilo, Hawai'i every year to witnes in person the magnificence of the dance and storytelling. For others who long to be a part of the passion and beauty, KITV 4 broadcasts the festival live. Captured on four DVDs are the exciting performances and stunning pageantry of this year's 43rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival; the spectacular kahiko (ancient) and superb 'auana (contemporary) from each halau and the elegant Miss Aloha Hula competition. The Merrie Monarch Festival is truly an inspiring display of Hawaiian dance and culture to be thoroughly enjoyed over and over again.
Includes entire Merrie Monarch Festival, interviews and highlights from the Merrie Monarch Festival's annual parade."
2006 Merrie Monarch Festival DVD Set
Includes four DVD discs.
Run time: approx. 12 hours 30 minutes
Includes entire festival.
Produced by KITV4 (one of the most popular Hawaii TV channels)