Cultural show mirrors Aklan’s arts, traditions

first_imgThe Tumandok it Akean Performing Arts prepare various performances for a cultural presentation in Kalibo, Aklan on Dec. 19. AKEAN FORUM BORACAY – The collaborativepresentation of the Tumandok it Akean Performing Arts has depicted the culturaltraditions and arts of the province, according to Aklan Culture and ArtsFoundation, Inc. (Acafi) chairman Albert Menez.  Aside from the performances, the“Tumandok” also performed Gayong-Gayong, Kiriw-kiw, Pang Abi-Abi, Baile de losPastores, Haplik, Pahid, Saot it Madyanos, Tiksiw, and Kinaransa dances toexpress Aklanon’s hospitality, hard work, appreciation of beauty, and respectfor elders and their native customs. Folk songs like Tuba, Mamugon Kita, Mananggete,Si Inday Mapuea-puea, and Kaming Magmamani accompanied was by Rondalla deIbajay.  The “Pagdungaw: A Glimpse of the Past”showcased the pageantry and celebrations of Lezo’s Bayangan Festival,Enchanting Balete, Bugna it Tangalan, Nabas Bariw Festival, Ibajay Ati-Ati andKalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival. According to the legend, villagehunter Dagasanan killed the mythical deer Panigutlo, which was believed to havebrought good luck to the villagers of Libacao, Aklan. Gamhanan then punishedthe village and its men with flood and rain.  It started with the “Panigutlo:Hinuptan ni Gamhanan” a dance drama based on the “Legend of Aklan” by LeopoldoDela Cruz which was performed by over 35 actors. center_img The story of Aklanon God Gamhanan andPanigutlo, the mythical deer and bearer of good luck, and Dali-anan, Paumod,and Dagasanan were also shown in the performances.    The cultural show in Kalibo, Aklan onDec. 19 was free for the public. The presentation offered anopportunity for the audience to better understand and appreciate Aklan’scultural traditions, Menez added.    Tumandok it Akean Performing Arts wascreated by the Acafi, former Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation,Incorporated, in a joint effort with the provincial government led by Gov.Florencio Miraflores and Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img

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