We are sad to report Kumu hula Aloha (Wong) Dalire died early Wednesday morning (August 6) at her home in Kaneohe. She was only 64 years old. She was the first to hold the Miss Aloha Hula title as Aloha Wong in 1971, the same year the Merrie Monarch Festival launched its (now world famous) hula competition.

Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Dalire and Wong Ohana.

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