The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) opens Dayaw: Philippine International Indigenous Peoples’ Festival on Nov. 22-24, in Metro Manila with a gathering of Filipino and fellow Asean indigenous communities.
Dayaw, in various Philippine languages, means “to present with pride what is distinctly and essentially inherent to oneself,” “to show one’s best with pride and dignity coupled with excitement,” and “honor.”
The 2016 Dayaw festival will be a convergence of over 200 representatives from 45 indigenous cultural communities of the Philippines and Asean member countries. Themed “Weaving Asian Cultures, Promoting Peace and Sustainable Growth.” It highlights traditional and local knowledge in the advocacy for peace while sharing the uniqueness of Asean cultures.
The three-day event shall stage traditional performing arts from the indigenous groups and exhibit Asean traditional arts and crafts as well as creations of the National Living Treasures and outputs of the Schools of Living Traditions of the Philippines. An IP forum will follow. Dayaw closes with a cultural night.
Call Talavera, head of the NCCA Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts Section at 5272214, 5272192 loc. 524/5, 0918-9427970; e-mail [email protected]