Kawelu: ‘We’re going ahead’

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald President Luana Kawelu is introduced during the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The women of Halau Kala‘akeaikawekiu, a Kailua-Kona halau under the direction of kumu hula Kenneth Dean Alohapumehanaokala Victor, dance “Kaulana Na Kona,” a mele by Alice Aiu Ku honoring and praising Hualalai as the protector that stands high over Kona, in Saturday night’s group hula ‘auana (modern hula) competition at the 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

“So far, we’re going ahead.”