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UP Visayas high school students showcases Visayan music and Philippine folk dances

Tunog-Tikang, a showcase of the richness of the West Visayan music and Philippine folk dances was successfully mounted at the Casa Real Iloilo on May 4-5, 2019.

The show provided the audiences the opportunity to truly appreciate Philippine arts and culture, as well as provide a venue for the students/performers to express their creative and musical abilities. The show was organized by the members of the University of the Philippines High School in Iloilo (UPHSI) Harana Club and Dance Club, with the supervision of Mr. Hermie F. Cartagena, artistic director.

Repertoire included “Ili-Ili” and classic Ilonggo and Filipino songs “Dadansuy,” “Ay Kalisud,” “Pasigin,” “Cundansoy,” “Tatlo ka Pato.” “Sayaw” and “Tuburan” performed by the Kundiman String Ensemble under the supervision of Professor Jose Taton Jr.

Dance performances consist of “Sinakiki”, “La Jota San Juaquiña”, “Dagit-Dagit” “Binasuan”and “Kumakaret”and “Kiriwkiw.”

Western Visayas culture was successfully displayed and reintroduced during the peformances which was attended by UPV officials and cultural music enthusiasts.

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