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PH hosts 1st international gongs, bamboo music fest in Dipolog, Iloilo

Maguindanao Kulintang Ensemble in Cotabato City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippines will host the very first International Gongs and Bamboo Music Festival in Dipolog City from February 16 to 22, and Maasin, Iloilo from February 22-26. Dubbed as “Tunogtugan Festival,” the seven-day celebration will gather some of the finest gongs and bamboo ensembles and scholars from the Philippines and different parts of Asia.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Calbayog, Samar, as Waray music capital


It is easy to connect Calbayog City in western Samar with people in the seven arts. Distinguished filmmaker Chito Roño is from this place. So is visual artist Raul Isidro. Calbayog became a city on July 15, 1948, with a territory that included the former towns of Calbayog, Oquendo and Tinambacan by virtue of Republic […]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »