Hawaii’s 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival is in full swing. For the first time ever, the former Miss Aloha Hula’s performed on stage together at last night’s Ho’ike. Hawaii’s beloved musician, Kumu Robert Cazimero also performed a special tribute to his Kumu, Ma’iki Aiu Lake. It’s history in the making as the participants embrace hula’s past and look toward hula’s future. Festivities continue through the weekend with Miss Aloha Hula, Kahiko and ‘Auana competitions.