Hālau Makana takes 2nd place at Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete

The women of Hālau Makana took second place in the Ahuroa competition at the 33rd Annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete March 23-25 in Merced, Calif. Five women from Hālau Makana took the stage Friday evening and performed a number composed by Kumu Lani Cid-Iulio. In the solo competitions, Julissa Otenbriet took third place in the 10-12-year-old Beginner Vahine Category, and Makana Iulio advanced to the finals in the 13-15-year-old Advanced Vahine Category.

The annual competition is the longest running Tahitian dance and cultural festival competition outside of French Polynesia.

Halau Makana takes home 2nd place in the women's ahuroa competition.

Julissa Otenbriet

Makana Iulio

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