PRE-ORDER: Expected ship date is August 2018. The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition and Festival honors Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, known as “The Merrie Monarch” for his love of song and dance. In celebration of his memory, hundreds of highly talented hula dancers and their Hālau (schools) from different islands of Hawai‘i and around the mainland United States perform, compete, and perpetuate this indigenous expression of dance and story-telling. The DVD set features the entire 2018 Merrie Monarch competiton, including all the participating dancers and halau. Production and Photography by The Merrie Monarch Festival. DVD is a universal play (region code 0). DVD artwork represents Miss Aloha Hula 2017- Kelina Kyoko Keʻanoʻilehua Tiffany Eldredge. 2018 DVD images are in production.