Thursday, May 8, 2008

Lubuagan launches culture, arts center

Lubuagan launches culture, arts center
PIA Kalinga

LUBUAGAN, Kalinga – The Kalinga Center for Culture and the Arts was launched May 3 at Awichon mountain resort this town.

Gov. Floydelia Diasen was guest of honor together with Dr. Jesus Peralta of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts.

The center that showcased the dynamic culture and arts of the Kalingas was conceptualized and built by National Living Treasure awardee Alonzo Saclag, a native of this municipality. “It was a long cherished dream to build a heritage house for the Kalinga culture and arts,” Saclag said.

He said it was a common desire to nurture the Kalinga cultural heritage but it was only now that the concept was realized. Saclag, a sexagenarian artist who promoted the Kalinga culture and arts around the country and abroad, devoted his twilight years building the center nestled in a mountain some 10 kilometers from the Poblacion of Lubuagan.

During the ceremony, a musical instrument competition was joined by the different barangays of Lubuagan. The “Challichog” and “banga” dances that won fame in a national contest were also presented to the delight of guests.
The Tukon Cultural Dance group presented the Challichog and Pattunggok while the Matuun Dance Group performed the Banga dance. The neighboring barangay of Dangtalan, Pasil also rendered their version of salidummay.

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1 comment:

Kiri said...

Well written article.