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CCP holds ‘Kutitap’ festival of community children

“KUTITAP: Isang Piging ng Kabataang Makasining” aims to instill among Filipino children and youth a deep sense of understanding, appreciation and pride for Philippine arts and indigenous culture.

In celebration of the National Children’s Month and the National Indigenous Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Cultural Exchange Department (CED) will hold the fifth “Kutitap: Isang Piging ng Kabataang Makasining,” Oct. 22-24, in various venues at the CCP.


One hundred children and youth representing various cultural communities all over the country will gather at the CCP for a three-day celebration of arts, culture and traditions.  “Kutitap” aims to instill among the Filipino children and youth a deep sense of understanding, appreciation and pride for Philippine arts, indigenous culture, as well as to promote creativity and positive social values. “Kutitap” will conduct interactive activities to include mini-workshops and showcases (in dance, drama, music, rituals, visual arts, etc.), storytelling, crafting, traditional games, film viewing, group discussions, creative collaboration, educational-exposure tours, among others.


Since the first gathering in 2009, “Kutitap” has reached 2,492 children from 54 local communities nationwide. In 2011, the project was redesigned for the benefit of children in Northern Luzon provinces (Hagonoy and Calumpit, Bulacan; Macabebe, Pampanga; Jaen, Nueva Ecija) badly affected by Typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel.”


This year’s participants will be children from ages 7 to 12 from the following cultural communities: Mindanao—Mamanwa, Kagan, Sama Lutangan, Kolibugan; Visayas—Sulod-Bukidnon, Negrense, Ati, Waray; Luzon—Jama Mapun, Bolinao, Olongapo, Dumagat, Dagupan; and children from various schools and communities in the National Capital Region (NCR).


“Kutitap” 2013 is held with the support and partnership of Museo Pambata, Star City, The Mind Museum in Taguig, Children’s Hour, LJC Restaurants and the DepEd Instructional Materials Council Secretariat.


For more information, contact the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at tel. 8321125 loc. 1708 and 1709.