Date(s) - 11/05/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joan Kroc Theatre
Sining Samahan – 45th Annual Concert of Philippine Music & Dance
Experience a cultural tour of the Philippines while viewing the exhilarating dances and live music of various regions of the country.
“Sining SAMAHAN – The Art of Coming Together ” showcases the Filipinos’ folk dances and rituals that bring together people of every walk of life from various villages and regions of the Philippines. The full concert repertoire features the Spanish influenced dances, called Maria Clara, and the rural dances of the peasants in the countryside in central regions of the Philippines performed with live music accompaniment by the SAMAHAN Rondalla String Ensemble. The Concert also features the ethnic dances and rituals of the indigenous Filipino tribes, such as the Kalinga in the Cordilleras in Northern Luzon, the Maranao of Mindanao, the Sama and Tausug tribes of the Sulu Archipelago. Tribal dances and rituals are traditionally performed with the beats of gongs and bamboo music. The Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, the only one of its kind in Southern CA, provides the Gangsa and Kulintang (flat and bossed gongs) and bamboo percussion music that accompany the ethnic dances.
The two-hour program of popular Filipino folk dances, tribal dances and rituals choreographed for theater performance will showcase SAMAHAN’s rich repertoire in vivid and colorful costumes. The exhilarating dances and lively music of the SAMAHAN Rondalla and the Pakaraguian Kulintang Music Ensembles promise an enjoyable evening!