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‘Sa Kanlungan ng Musika’
Jan 22, 2017 - Aired: January 21, 2017
This episode entitled ‘Sa Kanlungan ng Musika’ features ‘the usage of music as therapy for people with disabilities.’
Sa Handicapped Center Lourdes sa Caritas Manila, may isang kwarto o silid-aralan para sa mga pasyeteng may multiple disabilities o yung pagkakaroon ng mental at pisikal na kapansanan. Dahil sa kanilang karamdaman mas kinakailangan nila ng mas matiyaga at masmatinding pagtuturo upang sila ay matuto.
Kilalanin si teacher Celeste Sanchez, na sa kanyang edad na 82 years old ay matiyagang tinuturuan sa pamamagitan ng musika ang mga pasyenteng may kapansanan.
Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc., FILSCAP

a non-stock, non-profit association of composers, lyric-writers and music publishers established to administer the public performance, mechanical reproduction and synchronization rights granted by law to creators and owners of original musical works.

Look also the Video What is FILSCAP?

Southern Philippine Culture Exotic Southern Dances and Songs
Philippine music awards
Runthru Dance Magazine

Theater - Music - Songs - Dances

Anthem - notes, videos in local languages, etc. and FSL - and Anthem and March of the President

Regions, Provinces and City Hymns - Etc.

Theater, Opera and Choirs

Music Ensembles

Music and Songs - general

Traditional and Ethnic Musical Instruments and the music

Advent & Christmas Songs

Music Education

Traditional - Folk - Ethnic - Indigenous - Ritual Dances

Dance and Ballet - Etc.: Companies - Ensembles - Schools

Church: Organs, Music, Songs, Hymns, Choirs, etc.

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Anthem

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Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

the national anthem of the Philippines. Its music was composed in 1898 by Julian Felipe, with lyrics in Spanish adapted from the poem Filipinas, written by José Palma in 1899.

Text in many languages

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The history of Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

HERE and

both music and text - music alone

How to sing PH national anthem, and display symbols in proposed flag code
by Mara Cepeda June 30, 2017

A House bill sets tougher penalties for improper singing of 'Lupang Hinirang,' as well as incorrect usage of the Philippine flag and other national symbols.

Lupang Hinirang

music-notes for piano

Look also music-notes for piano and guitar

Videos Anthem in different languages

Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

We Say Mabuhay - Anthem of the President - March of the President

Anthem - etc. album

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The Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

National Anthem - DepEd

Himno nacional filipino - Original version in Spanish

National Anthem: 1899 - Present

Anthem, in: Cebuano, Ilonggo, Butuanon, Eskayan, Ilocano, English, Original Spanish

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Pinetree Duds under Sir Dandy, SPANISH

and played on pipe organ. Sorry, the church and organ are unknown

Karaoke
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Anthem of the President, 'We Say Mabuhay'

composed by the bandmaster and orchestra leader, the late Tirso Cruz, Sr.

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March of the President, AFP Military Honors

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Anthem in Filipino Sign Language

Remark this is an album in the album "Filipino Sign Language - FSL" in the album "Languages of the Philippines"

Regions, Provinces and City Hymns - Etc.

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Videos

Hymns of Regions, Provinces and Cities, etc.
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Regional Hymn of the Cordillera Administrative Region
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Region IX Zamboanga Peninsula Hymn
OUR EDEN LAND
slide show by MARLOU ELCAMEL
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Cebu Provincial hymn, SUGBO HYMN
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Toledo City official Hymn
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Carcar City Hymn, Cebu Province
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My Mandaue
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Barangay Talamban's Cebu City, Anthem and barangay promotion
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ABANTE TALAMBAN, Talamban Hymn
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Provincial Hymn of the Province of Bukidnon - Bukidnon My Home
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Performed by the Bukidnon National High Choir
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Biliran province hymn
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Mountain Province Hymn
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Sultan Kudarat province official Hymn
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Asipulo City Hymn - Ifugao province
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Balanga City Hymn
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Canlaon City Hymn
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Cavite Hymn
Christian Bautista sings the Cavite Hymn
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Official Hymn, Province of Capiz
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Iloilo City Hymn
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Kidapawan City, Cotabato - Kidapawan Hymn
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Olongapo City - Hymn, Zambales
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Rizal Province
Mabuhay Rizal Hymn
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Sagada hymn with lyrics
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City of San Jose del Monte, CSJDM, Province of Bulacan
Official Hymn

Theater, Opera and Choirs - Etc.

Look also Church Choirs - Etc. and Theater - general - Etc.

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Opera and Choir Ensembles"

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PH choirs dominate int'l competitions in Europe, Japan
July 29, 2017

Philippine church-based choirs Imusicapella and Kammerchor Manila win top prizes in international choral competitions

Repertory Philippines
The vision for Repertory Philippines was the late Zeneida Amador’s dream for Philippine Theater - to make theater-going a social habit in the Philippines and to build a theater industry that would enable talented Filipinos to work at what they love.

In line with this vision, Repertory Philippines Foundation, Inc. , a professional theater company, has for 50 years constantly produced plays and musicals of universal interest, in English, and has set standards of artistry for both production and performance in the industry.

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IN PHOTOS: Repertory Philippines celebrates 50 years
by Voltaire E. Tayag June 17, 2017

Philippine Opera Company

the only opera company that produces regular opera productions.

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Video Philippine Opera Company's Harana

Look the full description of the video HERE

Filipino Choirs Filipino Choir Directory
Philippine Vocal Ensemble, PVE

With an enviable position as one of finest and most versatile choral groups, the PVE enjoys an elite membership composed of seasoned choral artists from illustrious institutions of learning and esteemed citadels of faith from various denominations.

Look also HERE and the Video

Jose Emmanuel D. Aquino, Musical Director - Anima Christi - Cayabyab, March 16, 2013 - Church of the Risen Lord.

Philippine Madrigal Singers

University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers, UPMS, Madz, is one of the major cultural groups based in the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Look also HERE, HERE and the Videos:

Philippine Madrigal Singers, Mar 21, 2013

Philippine Madrigal Singers performs at Inquirer
Streamed live 03 April 2017

Mabuhay Singers

the Philippines’ Ambassadors of Culture through music, are one of the pioneers of the Kundiman genre. The group’s unwavering passion has kept the Kundiman flame burning.

Look also the Video

Dung-dungwen Canto, Ilocano

Katakataka

Lubi-Lubi a Waray folk song - Look lyrics and more below HERE

University of the Philippines Manila Chorale, UPMC

the official performing group for choral music of the University of the Philippine Manila. Its aim is to produce excellent performances in order to uplift Filipino music and culture through choral music.

Look also HERE and the Videos

UP Manila Chorale AVP

UP Manila Chorale Through the Years

UP Manila Chorale's Time of our Lives promotional video

UP Concert Chorus, UPCC, simply Korus

the official choir of the University of the Philippines. As an internationally-competitive performing group, Korus has perfected versatility in singing classical, folk, pop and Broadway musical genres.

Look also the Video

and HERE, HERE and the blog of the alumni of the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus

Ateneo Chamber Singers, ACS

formed in 2001 by graduating members of the Ateneo College Glee Club who had then just completed a very successful tour of Europe, bagging top prizes in Italy, Ireland, Slovenia, France, Germany and Hungary. Since then, the ACS has established itself as a formidable presence in the musical landscape.

Look also HERE and the Video

Polytechnic University of the Philippines Laboratory High School Chorale, PUPLHS Chorale

one of the major performing musical groups based in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila.

The PUPLHS Chorale has won numerous accolades and citations, locally and internationally, including diplomas from the 4th Voyage of Songs International Chorale Festival and 1st Vietnam International Choir Festival and Competition.

A Cappella Manila, ACM

one of the most respected vocal ensembles today. In its almost twenty years of existence, the group has concertized extensively in the Philippines under the auspices of the Outreach Program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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A Cappella Manila performance on June 11, 2010. Roermond, Netherlands, Charity event for Help Filipino Children Foundation, HFC.

Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir, HMtQCC

a choral group serving the Immaculate Conception Parish in Cubao, Quezon City. Its founders, Ulan and Dinna Sarmiento, had the aim of preserving the heritage of sacred music through Latin, English and Filipino repertoire.

Look also the Videos from Llangollen Eisteddfod

1st Place - Children's Folk Choir Category Children's Choir of the World 2013

5th Place - Senior Children's Choir Category Children's Choir of the World 2013

Las Piñas Boys Choir, of Las Piñas City

a boys choir made up of scholarship students at the St. Joseph's Academy, and performs regularly in the annual International Bamboo Organ Festival and at the Parish of St. Joseph.

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Las Piñas Boys Choir Highest Gold Medal winner in the World Choir Games Graz, Austria

Look also about The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

Video

World's Largest Gospel Choir - Ang Dating Daan Chorale

The Ang Dating Daan Chorale of the Members Church of God International, MCGI - Philippines bagged a Guinness World Record title, Largest Gospel Choir, on October 12, 2015 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.

Look also HERE - Look more about MCGI HERE

Koro Filipino, The Philippine Choral Guild
Philippine Choral Directors Association

Music - Ensembles in the Philippines

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, PPO

the nation's leading symphony orchestra and a resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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Manila Symphony Orchestra, MSO

one of the oldest orchestras in Asia. Founded by Dr. Alexander Lippay in 1926, the orchestra has played a major role in Philippine history, including acting as a symbol of resistance during the Second World War. Today, the Manila Symphony Orchestra provides a showcase for young Filipino musical talent.

Look also HERE and HERE and the Video

Music: The Planets by Gustav Holst

University of Cebu, Rondalla and Symphonic Orchestra
UC-RSO

The UC-RSO is divided into 3 groups - the Rondalla, the Strings and the Symphonic Band. Anyone who has the talent to play any musical instrument and who knows how to sing can be a member and is given a scholarship grant.

Kababayang Pilipino

cultural performing arts group - Celebrating the Philippines through Dance and Music

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Kontra Gapi, ethnic dance music ensamble

The Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino draws inspiration from this ancient and profound source nurtured and sustained by the depth, wealth and cultural diversity of the Philippines and her Asian roots. Widely identified by its acronym Kontra-GaPi, the group strives to express music and kindred arts from indigenous well-springs, reaping from the people and giving back to them in new form “as magical as the moonlight and constantly changing as water”.

Look also HERE

and the Videos

Mr. Milo Paz's documentary workshop at UPFI January to Feb 2009 Post production in Blue Crest Arts
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#MoveSessions featuring Kontra GaPi
September 24, 2017
#MoveSessions is an online live jam that showcases the talent of up-and-coming artists from communities and schools. Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino is the resident ethnic music, and dance ensemble of the College of Arts and Letters of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).
The group perform 3 pieces namely, Sayaw Pagdiriwang, a couple of chants, and Sayaw Pinoy Sayaw

Preserving Living Traditions Traditional Music and Dance Troupe of the Kalanguya

Preserving Living Traditions in Live Performances
By Bagly Arsenio and Glenn Stallsmith

Music and Songs - general

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Constructing a National Identity Through Music

Look also Traditional Forms of Music

There are two distinct repertoires in Philippine oral traditions: 1) musical forms that evolved from Southeast Asian cultures, usually referred to as indigenous traditions, and 2) musical forms that developed in rural Christian communities, more commonly known as folk music. They may be further categorized into vocal, instrumental or a combination of both.

both articles by/Ramon P. Santos, Ph. D

Philippine Music and Instruments

A Historical Overview
by/Corazon Canave-Dioquino

Look the slide-descriptions HERE

Look it as pdf HERE or as Video

Look also Philippine Ethnic Musical Instruments

Look it as pdf HERE or as Video
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AboutPhilippines.ph thinks: Some of best descriptions of the ethnic musical instruments
Early Philippine music: Indigenous/Ethnic Music
 
Look as pdf HERE
Philippine Music - Song - Dance History
Look it as pdf HERE or as Video
 
Look also HERE
Filipino Musicians

Look also these below links about music etc. and scroll down and look all the videos - examples - etc.

Filipino Folk Music
by/Ryan Osal

Music of the Philippines

PHILIPPINE MUSIC
YEAR AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND  of Filipino Music
ETHNIC TRADITION 9th to early 16th century of Filipino Music
SPANISH COLONIAL TRADITION 1521 – 1898 of Filipino Music
CONTEMPORARY TRADITION of Filipino Music
Musical Composers of Filipino Music

Filipino Folk Music

Indigenous Music and all the musical instruments

THE ETHNIC TRADITION IN PHILIPPINE MUSIC
Philippine musical traditions evolved over many centuries. A small minority of Filipinos, perhaps less than 10%, continue to practice these traditions, managing to exist outside the influence of the Spanish colonial campaign to convert to Catholicism.

Music in the Philippines since 1898
by: Corazon C. Dioquino

Videos, Lyrics, MIDI files, Sheet Music of Filipino Folk Songs

Various aspects of Philippine culture e.g.:
dances, songs & music
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OFW Theme Song ...Ang Kantang Nakakaiyak at NakakaTouch, PUSONG OFW

Remark this is an album in the album "Being - getting a filipino Worker, OFW, Balikbayan"

Video

Kids perform musical on martial law
Feb 12, 2017

The Raya School, a progressive school based in Quezon City, wanted their students to understand the good and the bad that happened during the martial rule through various projects and activities.

Look also HERE

Video

National Children's Month Song, Oct 26, 2015

Look also REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10661 National Children’s Month Act - NOVEMBER EVERY YEAR IS NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MONTH

Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes

Look also NURSERY RHYMES AND SONGS

Video

Tunog Pinoy, Likhang Pinoy.

Video Feature about bands that use indigenous musical instruments.
The project is a web video feature about Filipino bands that use indigenous Filipino musical instruments in their music that seeks to encourage appreciation for original Filipino music specifically for the urban youth by showing how indigenous musical instruments are used to create contemporary music.

Look the full description of the video HERE

Video

Street Musicians
Jun 1, 2016 by/Peter white

We are occasionally entertained by singers and musicians who make a living by playing and singing as they walk along the road. They will stop anywhere they find groups of people who might appreciate their art. I heard this trio singing and playing for my neighbors and grabbed my camera before they disappeared.

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Bayan Ko

Patriotic song that portrays love to the Philippines with paintings of Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto

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The songs of old
Baragatan sa Palawan

Every year, in the two weeks leading up to Palawan’s Foundation Day, all the municipalities of Palawan gather at the capital to showcase the best of their locations

Remark this is an album in the album "Baragatan sa Palawan"

The Music of Harana

What is Harana?
by/Florante Aguilar

Video

Modernong harana, handog ng PHLPost ngayong Valentine's Day
Feb 12, 2017
"Sabi sa kanta... Uso pa ba ang harana? Well sa Philippine Postal Corporation o PHLPost, mayroon silang pakulong ganyan ngayong Valentine's Day!

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Postal Corporation" in the album "Government Authorities - Etc."

SALIDUMAY, Lyrics and Recordings

Salidumay is an indigenous folk song associated with the Igorot and Kalinga natives of the Cordillera Mountains. It is traditionally not sung in Tagalog, but in the popular modern interpretation by Filipina singer Grace Nono, the lyrics are translated into Tagalog.
Among the Itneg people, salidumay is the response song of young women to the kalkalimusta songs of men during the weaving season. The salidumay are sweet melodies and expressions of gratitude. Serving as indicators of acceptance or rejection, the songs play an important role in the lives of young people of courtship age.

Look also the below Video

Cebuano Music and Songs

Look also Cebuano Song Lyrics - text

On-line eBook:

Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines: ETHS 545

Perhaps the best exhibit on this website is "Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines" perhaps one of the most comprehensive websites about Kulintang culture on the web.

Kababayang Pilipino

Rondalla

Look it as pdf HERE

Look also above HERE and

What is a Rondalla?

refers to the native string ensemble, and it consists of plectrum instruments such as the bandurria, laud, octavina, mandola, guitarra, and bajo de uñas supplanted today by the regular double bass.

Filipino folk songs in tagalog, cebuano and ilongo for download

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Journal of Philippine Music

Blog about Filipino culture, traditions and music which includes awiting Filipino, tula, parabula, bugtong, salawikain atbp. Hatid sa inyo ni cathy.
Many filipino songs both with text and chords

Blog about Filipino music and instruments

The Sagada Song - IGOROT Lyric

Look music notes HERE

Existing Music on Customs and Traditions of the Indigenous Filipinos Before the period of Christianization.
Indigenous Music and the Politics of Cultural Difference
Balitaw

an extemporaneous exchange of love verses between a man and a woman. Danced and mimed, it is accompanied by a song, or the dancers themselves sing, improvising the steps and verses. Balitaw is found mainly in the Tagalog and Visayan regions

Video

BARONG TAGALOG

A Balitaw composition by Prof. Santiago S. Suarez as interpreted and recorded by Ruben Tagalog in 1963. Details from two famous mural paintings of costumes by National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco are featured in this video.

Remark this is an album in the album "Barong Tagalog - Baro't Saya"

Video

16 tagalog classic folk songs

different artist

Videos

Medley of Most Popular Visayan/Cebuano

MATUD NILA, Visayan/Cebuano Folk Song 2 versions
In 1941, at the outbreak of the second World War, a guerilla fighter from Cebu in central Philippines named Ben Zubiri composed the song Matud Nila "They Say" in English. Pilita Corrales born also in Cebu was only two years old then, a mestiza of Spanish and Austronesian ancestry. It was Pilita's impeccable rendition of the song in the 1960's that made it so popular and labeled by some as the cultural anthem of the Cebuanos.

look MATUD NILA text and chords HERE
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It Is More Fun In Cebu
CEBU - song in Visayan and English versions 2012

Look more about this song HERE

Videos

Porque - Chavacano love song

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Chabacano varieties & Spanish language in the Philippines" in the album "Languages"

Look also Spanish influences in song traditions

Video

My heart will go on - Ibaloi version

Remark this is an album in the album "Languages, Heritage & Future" in the album "Languages"

HANUNÓO MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS
Mandegan Mandegan Ballade
Top Graduation Songs
Lubi-Lubi Lubi-Lubi

a Waray folk song. Although Waray is a language spoken only  in the Visayas region, this song is taught in elementary schools because the last lines serve as  a useful memonic for the months of the year.

Look also the Video

Remark this is a video in the sub-album "Opera and Choir ensembles" with performance of the Mabuhay Singers

Video

KALESA Original version + Sylvia La Torre

Kalesa was composed by A. Del Rosario and its lyrics were written by Levi Celerio. Later on, Levi Celerio collaborated with Prof. Ernani Cuenco and produced another version, which gained much publicity due to the Professor's popularity and status in the society.
Video

El Paipay de Manila circa 1920

Fans are called paypay, paipay, pamaypay, abaniko (abanico). Once a part of a lady's attire. Del álbum Nostalgia Filipina. Canta Guillermo Gómez-Rivera Música: Rondalla del maestro Roberto Buena.

Videos

La flor de Manila / Sampaguita
Uploaded Nov 18, 2009

Mabuhay Singers - Sampaguita
May 13, 2012

Video

Mariposa bella / Paruparong bukid

Original version in Spanish. From the album Nostalgia Filipina, Mariposa bella, 1890. Many years later (1939) translated into Tagalog as Paruparong bukid.
Singer: Guillermo Gómez-Rivera.
Música: Rondalla del maestro Roberto Buena.

Video

Los Bailes de Ayer, Traditional Filipino Music

Interpreted by Leopoldo Silos and his orchestra. Audio from a vintage phonograph recording by Columbia records.

Video

Tayo-Tayo Rin MDG music video

27 Filipino artists worked together to promote the MDGs through music. 'Tayo Tayo Rin Sa 2015 - Sing the Songs.

Videos

Korean Pop Culture - K-Pop in the Philippines

An Ethnography of Korean Pop addiction. This features stories of Filipino K-Pop fanatics, how they got interested in K-Pop and how this has changed their lives.

K-pop concert

Filipino K-pop fans flocked to the Philippine Arena and witnessed the successful "Best of Best Kpop" concert, which featured Super Junior, Girls' Generation, BTOB, and Red Velvet. Apr 15, 2015.

videos

Songs - Karaoke

Remark many videos in the album

Video

WE CAN BE ANYTHING - Apl.de.ap Official Video

WeCanBeAnything is an education advocacy campaign, a partnership between the Apl.de.Ap Foundation, AdAF and the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, NCAF.

Look description on the video and the full description HERE

links to so many videos with Visayan songs on metacafe

Traditional and Ethnic Musical Instruments and the music

go to overview

Philippine music instruments

idiophones, aerophones, chordophones, and membranophones

Museo Musiko

The music and the instruments in this virtual museum come from a private collection displayed in a little museum.

List of Philippine musical instruments

To the ancient Filipinos and even to our present cultural communities, music is used to communicate feelings and emotions. It is used as part of their daily activities, rituals, ceremonies, festivities, and other celebrations.
The Philippines is rich in different kinds of musical instruments or sound-producing instruments made by its ethnic groups. These group discovered that different sounds are produced by various sources. The differences lie in the manner of construction, the style of playing, and their size.

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Philippine musical instrument

Music instruments from the Philippines
Music instruments from various ethnic groups with illustrations and many links

Musical instrument classification

Native Filipino Stringed Instruments

How do a "buktot - bamboo violin" look like?

Ni Tang Olanio Biteng, violinist... but he opted to use his bamboo violin

one of the Philippines' old musical instrument

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Kulibit - kollitong - saluray - togo or takumbu and many more local names

The kulibit is a type of an idiochord tube zither. Narrow lengthwise cuts are made on the surface of a bamboo tube. A wedge is inserted under the cuts forming two strings out of the bamboo itself. The player holds the bamboo tube vertically in front of the body, supporting it with the palms of both hands. The thumb, middle and index fingers pluck the strings in alteration to produce short melodic ostinati.

It is the zither played by the Kalinga people

. The instrument consists of a long tube of bamboo which has been slit to allow five or six strands of the bamboo husk to be played as "strings". The instrument is also played by the Bontoc and Tinguian people who call it the kollitong, and the Manobo and Tiruray people, who call it the saluray, togo or takumbu.

Look also HERE

Philippine Folk String Ensemble

How to play to banduria, laud, octavina

Many examples - explanations with music-notes

Look also Filipino Stringed Instruments
photos and descriptions of banduria, laud, octavina, kudlung/kudyapi/fagelung/faglung, kitara

and Philippine Trees, Good Sources For Stringed Musical Instruments

Videos

14 Strings! Cornell Filipino Rondalla

Examples of rondalla music with 14 Strings!

DIATONIC HARP, Cebu
Cebu Guitar Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.

THE CEBU CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE

Videos

Cebu Famous Guitars

How does a Cebu guitar sound like? - and - Jerry's Guitar, Cebu Philippines - Luvy Playing The Guitar

Cebu - Filipino Guitar Factories

The process of hand made guitar production in Cebu from the block of wood to the final product.

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Cebu’s Famous Guitars
Guitars especially made from Cebu are famous throughout the Philippines because of their affordable price, world-class quality and durability.

Susing's Guitar - Cebu
has become a popular guitar brand here and abroad. They are currently exporting guitars and ukulele products to some states in the US, Europe and Asia, aside from the high demand from tourists who visit Cebu and the local market.

Lumanog Guitars

Behind The Strings

Interesting info on Lumanog guitars..

Octavina

a guitar-shaped Filipino instrument with large Spanish influence from the 16th to the 19th century

The Philippine bandurria (banduria)

a 14-string bandurria used in many folkloric songs, with 16 frets and shorter neck than the 18 string bandurria. This instrument probably evolved while the Spanish occupation occurred, from 1555 to 1898. The Filipino bandurria is used in an orchestra of plucked string instruments called rondalla.

The original bandurrias of the Medieval period had three strings. During the Renaissance they gained a fourth string. During the Baroque period the bandurria had 10 strings (5 pairs). The modern bandurria has 12 strings (6 pairs). The strings are tuned in unison pairs, a major-third above a standard guitar, to G#, c#, f#, b, e and a

Videos

Angel of Banduria

Angeli is a 10 y.o. student of New Era University, NEU, member of the NEU Rondalla group and famous in the Philippines

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Music At The Mercado
4 Sep 2016 by Peter White

We buy fruit from a family-owned stall at the Danao Public Market. The daughter of the owners is often there and we saw her playing a musical instrument a few weeks ago. I had never seen anything like it before. It had 14 strings and looked a bit like a mandolin. I shot a short clip of her playing and asked if we could make a longer video. The instrument is a Filipino variation of the Spanish bandurria.

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Bandurria - PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCE MUSIC

Featuring the Paintings of Maestro Fernando Amorsolo

Jul 30, 2014

Sit back relax and enjoy this playlist and the paintings.

Traditional Musical Instruments
The dabakan

a single-headed Philippine drum, primarily used as a supportive instrument in the kulintang ensemble. Among the five main kulintang instruments, it is the only non-gong element of the Maguindanao ensemble.

Also called a dbakan, debakan (Maguindanao), dadabuan, dadaboon (Maranao), libbit (Tausug), tibubu (Poso) and a tiwal (Kulawi and Minahasa).

Many Forms of Slit Drums

 

Bamboo Musical Instruments

Filipinos make a wide variety of musical instruments, wind, string or percussion. Among the wind instruments are the kalaleng (Tinggian flute), bansik (Zambales Negrito flute), lantuy (Visayan bamboo clarinet), tulali (Sulod flute), sahunay (Tausug flute), diwdiw-es (Abra-Tinggian panpipe), nose flutes called baliing (Apayao) or kipanaw (Abra Tinggian) and budyong (Hanunuo Mangyan flute) and not to forget Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

Look also

The Role of Bamboo on the Social, Cultural and Economic Life of the Filipinos
by/Anneth R. Ramirez
Gregorio Araneta Social Development Foundation
Look page 78 to 90 incl.

PHILIPPINE BAMBOO INSTRUMENTS
by/Corazon Dioquino
and
The Bamboo Instruments of the Panay Bukidnon
by/Maria Christine M. Muyco

Angklung

a musical instrument made of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held in one hand, whilst the other hand strikes the instrument. This causes a repeating note to sound. Each of three or more performers in an angklung ensemble play just one note or more, but all together complete melodies are produced.

Look also

Can You Shake It? The Angklung of Southeast Asia & Pitch and Timbre Determination of the Angklung

What is Angklung? HERE or as pdf  HERE

Videos

Cordillera Musical Bamboo Instruments

watwatworld wrote May 24, 2012: Video taken at Tam-awan Festival During the Cordillera Song and Dance Workshop. Native mountain bamboo musical intruments.

Look also Cordillera's Musical Instruments

Video

Bamboo Xylophone

Xylophone made of Bamboo played during the celebration of Chinese New Year 2011 at Binondo, Manila
Video

Philippine Bamboo Orchestra in Beijing
Bamboo flute - Indigenous Musical Instruments

also known as balaleng

Diwas

a native bamboo wind instrument, which is a variation of the well-known panflutes or panpipes. It is made of bamboo with one of its end closed via the node of the bamboo. It also does not have finger holes or tone holes which is unlike popular aerophones like flutes that have finger holes or tone holes to play different pitches on the instrument. But Diwas compensate on this by grouping pipes of graduated length together.

Other names: Dad-ayu (Balangaw), Diwdiwas (Bontoc), Saggeypo (Kalinga), Dewdew-as (Tingguian)

Bontok diwdiw-as - Pan flute

Look also HERE and more about the different bamboo flutes HERE

Videos

Remark these are albums in the album about "Music - Bamboo flute"

 

Paldong

lip valley flute a Kalinga instrument made of bamboo. It's main function are for courting women, self-entertainment and recreation. May 7, 2014

 

 

 

Tongali Nose Flute

a four holes nose flute one hole in the back played by the Kalinga and other peoples of Luzon.

 

 

 

Kristine Ursua of Pasay City, Metro Manila plays the song Kailangan Kita using a Maestro Bamboo Flute accompanied with a grand piano by Ferdz Bautista. Performed at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Makati City on June 7, 2009.

 

 

The tumpong also inci by Maranao

a type of bamboo flute used by the Maguindanaon, half the size of the largest bamboo flute, the palendag.

The Palendag

also called Pulalu (Manabo and Mansaka), Palandag (Bagobo), Pulala (Bukidnon) and Lumundeg (Banuwaen) is a type of Philippine bamboo flute, the largest one used by the Maguindanaon

Look also the Video

The melancholic sound of the Palendag

No music captures the essence of the Kutawato Plains and the Liguasan Marsh better than the melancholic sound of the Palendag.

Remark this is an album in the album about " Music - Bamboo flute"

Pasiyak – most common etniko instrumental of Visayas
Pasiyok

Bamboo whistle flute with closed end and no finger holes

Pinatubo Ayta

Bamboo Jaw harp or mouth harp, often referred to as jew's harp

Found all over the Philippines, the mouth harp is called Kubing or Kumbing among the Mindanao trives, Maguindanao and Maranao, Kulaing in Cotabato, Subing in Visayas, Barmbaw among the Tagalogs, Kollibaw among the Negritos, Kinaban among the Hanunoo Mangyans, Afiw, made of metal among the Bontocs, and Coding among the Ibaloys and Kalingas

Look also HERE and HERE and the Videos

Bungkaka, the clapper.

Look photos HERE and the Video

Bungkaka - Balingbing

yehoseff wrote on Nov 17, 2009: The bamboo buzzer Bungkaka /Balingbing from Kalinga, Cordillera. Taken during my lecture/workshop on Philippine traditional music as part of the British International school music festival held in Manila, November 13-15, 2009.

Gangsa

not to be confused with the Balinese musical instrument with the same name is indigenous to the cultures found in the mountain regions the Cordillera.

Look it as pdf HERE

Agung

a set of two wide-rimmed, vertically-suspended gongs used by the Maguindanao, Maranao and Tausug people as a supportive instrument in kulintang ensembles

The Babendil

a single, narrow-rimmed Philippine gong used primary as the “timekeeper” of the Maguindanao kulintang ensemble

The Gandingan

a set of four large, hanging gongs used by the Maguindanao as part of their kulintang ensemble.

Traditionally, women were only ones allowed to play the gandingan

Video

Bagobo Agung Ensemble, 1960's

The Bagobo are an indigenous Proto-Austronesian tribe of Mindanao. Here is a traditional Bagobo Agung ensemble taken by anthropologist Robert Garfias in Mindanao during the 1960s.

Videos

Kulintang performance
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Photos of Kulintangs and Kulintang performance
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Kulintang - Tidtu Sinabaysabay

As played by the SEA Music Kulintang Palabunibunyan Ensemble

Look the full description of Tidtu Sinabaysabay and the video HERE
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Kulintang ensemble, Mindanao, 1966

This film footage was taken by anthropologist Robert Garfias in the village of Nuling now Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao island in 1966.
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Susie Ibarra Electric Kulintang at the UN

Philippine Cultural Society presents Susie Ibarra Electric Kulintang at the United Nations
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Tagakaolo Kulintang instrumental

The Tagakaolo Kulintang is very lively and unique compare to other musical instruments. May 21, 2013
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Look also Historiography of the moro kulintang

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Kulintang and talking gongs

Kulintang gongs are played in Mindanao. The Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble performs, and Executive Director and Master Musician Danny Kalanduyan tells about one particular set of gongs - gandingan - that are used for communicating without words.

Videos

Remark these are albums in the sub-album " T'boli - The People of Lake Sebu"

The T'boli (Lemuhen) traditional Instruments

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T'boli Kulintang and Hegalong performances, Lake Sebu, Mindanao

Private T'boli musical performance with Kulintang Gongs and an Impromptu Hegalong demonstration, 2-stringed T'boli guitar, on location in Lake Sebu, Mindanao. Videography and editing by Alan C. Geoghegan.

Kutiyapi

Also called:

Kutyapi, Kutiapi (Maguindanaon)
Kotyapi (Maranao)
Kotapi (Subanon)
Fegeren (Tiruray)
Faglong, Fuglung (B'laan)
Kudyapi (Bukidnon and Tagbanua)
Hegelong (T’boli)
Kuglong, Kadlong, Kudlong or Kudlung (Manobo, Mansaka, Mandaya, Bagobo and Central Mindanao)
Kusyapi (Palawan)

The kutiyapi is a two-stringed, fretted boat-lute, is the only stringed instrument among the Maguindanaon.

Kutiyapi

Look also the above link and the Video

Kudyapi - Master Samaon Sulaiman

Tiger Bells
Mindoro's musical instruments Mindoro's musical instruments
Video

Kalinga's Musical Instrument
Music of the Philippines A blog about Filipino music, telling a lot about the instruments
Videos

Tribal sounds

a 4 films serie on exploring tribal culture
by Vincent Moon

Look the full description of the videos HERE

Video

Music of Aeta

Project in MAPEH II.

Nov 3, 2012

Video

FAMOUS KADANGYAN TRIBAL MUSIC, CEBU

culturecebu wrote on Aug 27, 2009 KADANGYAN is one of Cebu's foremost ethnic bands, composing and playing in their own unique style. Most of their instruments are original and handmade from natural products.

Video

Music of Oriental Negros

a video showing wonderful scenes of life and nature

May 6, 2015

Video

Maguindanaon musicians play traditional music

on kulintang, gandingan and agong, assortment of gongs in Al Jamelah Weaving Center, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Overshadowed by corruption and impunity currently magnified by the press. Maguindanao stands for a rich and proud centuries-old heritage that forms the multifarious fabric of Philippine culture.

Musical instruments of the Philippines

Many good photos and sounds of: Babendil, Dabakan, Gongs of the Philippines, Kulintang

M. A. Adiova Music, Dance, and Negotiations of Identity in the Religious Festivals of Bicol
by/Marilyne Antonette Adiova 2014

Look also the  Video "Tinagba Gayon" Bicol Festival - Aug 14, 2015.

Music Education

Remark videos in this section are albums in the album "Music and Song education" in the album "Music and Song education"

go to overview

Center for Pop Music Philippines, Inc.

started in its own humble, unique beginnings from a mere garage to what it is today a 3-storey building complete with education, training facilities, music library and a concert hall.

Look also the Video

School of Rock Philippines

the first Asian franchise of the School of Rock USA located at Connecticut Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila

Look also HERE and the Video

Turn the power up: School of Rock opens in the Philippines

The Academy of Rock

Level 3 Power Plant Mall Amorsolo Drive Makati City, Manila

a music school dedicated to teaching rock and popular music. With the aim of living by our fundamental principles of raising musicality, nurturing individuality, inspiring creativity and promoting appreciation through fun, we have a unique teaching setup that goes beyond that of a traditional music school.

Dances - Traditional - Folk and Ethnic Dances

also with these sub-sections

Dance and Ballet - Etc. Companies - Ensembles

Dances Etc.

We miss descriptions of many dances. Please help and send informations if you know about them.

Remark MOST of ALL logo-links about a dance(s) in this section go to the main album

Cultural Dances and Dance and Ballet Ensembles etc.

where it´s a sub-album and in each sub-album, there can be several videos about the subject e.g. with different versions

Look more dances here: Indigenous peoples - Life and Culture - Etc.

go to overview

Philippine Indigenous and Folkdance
 
Look as pdf HERE
Philippine Music - Dance History
Look as pdf HERE or as Video
Philippine Folkdance

Dance form - Classification of dance. Look it as pdf HERE

Look also Philippine Folk Dance History

Sayaw - Filipino Folk Dances and the Fighting Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 
Pilipino Folkdance Glossary

Look also these below links about dances, etc. and scroll down and look all the videos - examples

Philippine Dances

Philippine Dances

Rituals in Philippine Dance
by/Ramon Obusan
A very informative article

The Coconut in Filipino Dance Culture

DANCE EDUCATION
THROUGH POETIC NARRATIVES

Look e.g. about the dances "Areuana" from Negros Occidental, is lively and interesting like the other "Areuana" found in Janiuay, Iloilo in the Video

Philippine folk dances
the culture and tradition of the Filipinos. It has also been a source of culture identify of the people. In this diversified country, there are also great diversity of dances in different forms and dynamics that grow out of various times, situation and experiences.

Kaisahan of San Jose
Traditional Dances

PHILIPPINE DANCES
Folk - Ethnic - Indigenous and Ritual Dances with photos and explanations about the dances

Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company
Many good descriptions of many dances etc.

Christmas Dances
Philippine Christmas Dances are dances expressive of the Christmas season practiced in certain regions.
Aside from the Christmas carols most Filipinos are fond of during the yuletide season, there are also Christmas dances that are performed to celebrate this festive time of the year.

Dances of Hostility and Friendship
Embodied Histories of Group Relations in the Agusanen Manobo Spirit-Possession Yana-an Ritual
by/Jose S. Buenconsejo

Sayaw Pilipinas
Filipino Folk Dances

Philippines Dances
questions - answers

Mananguete

If you can help with more e.g. links photo, video etc. please Send a Mail

Mananguete

a Visayan occupational dance in Tolambugan, Lanao. It depicts in pantomime all the stages of tuba gathering such as sharpening the scythe, cleaning the bamboo containers, climbing coconut trees, getting tuba, pounding, squeezing and straining the sap of the mangrove bark, mixing and then tasting the finished product.

Look also HERE

Cotillion - a Debut Filipino tradition

Video-examples of different Cotillions:

Arielle's Debut - The Cotillion Dance

Karen's Debut - Cotillion with the Cotillion de Honor

Kathleen's Debut Cotillion

Kat's Cotillion

Look also

How to Plan a Filipino Cotillion

Filipino Cotillion Traditions

and look MUCH more about the "Debutante" - and ALL the Debut tradition and dances HERE

Dance on Fire

Look also the article:
Dance On Fire!
If you ask me what’s Cebu’s most sucessful sport, you’ll get a surprising answer. Basketball? Football? Mountain-biking? Chess? Arnis? None of the above. It’s Dancesport.

Filipino fingernails

are used to tell the story of Sari, a goddess that disobeyed her father. Learn to use finger nails in Filipino dancing with this free dance lesson video from an award-winning Filipino dancer. Expert: Potri Ranka Manis,  Contact: www.lotusmusicanddance.org - New York, USA. Potri Ranka Manis is an instructor at Lotus Music and Dance. A daughter of a Philippine Sultan, she has performed all over the world. Filmmaker: Paul Muller

Filipino fingernails are used e.g. in the videos HERE, HERE and HERE

FILIPINO CULTURAL AND FOLK DANCES

Full Guide to Filipino Cultural and Folk Dances, Traditional and Native Talents and Skills.

Look the main article as pdf HERE

Countries in the world have their own cultures made more colorful, beautiful and vibrant because of Folk Dances that are reflection of who they are. The Philippines will not be left behind. The Pearl of The Orient boast of a varitey of Filipino Folk Dances.

Look the full description of the video and the dances HERE

Cultural Dances

Philippine History Project by/Professor Mallare, USF

Cordillera Dances
Cañao or “Kanyaw”

STRICTLY SPEAKING, there is no such term as cañao or kanyaw as has been popularized by lowland brethren which collectively refers to any ritual dancing by indigenous peoples of the Cordillera.

Idudu - Abra, Cordillera A tribal dance

This dance stages a common family life in the Itneg or Tinguian society. It illustrates the family as the main foundation of the tribe’s community.

Look also HERE

Muslim Dances, Mindanao
Pangalay

also known as Daling-Daling is the traditional “fingernail” dance of the Tausug people of the Sulu Archipelago and Sabah. This dance is the most distinctively Asian of all the Southern Philippine dances because dancers must have dexterity and flexibility of the shoulders, elbows, and wrists – movements that strongly resemble those of “kontaw silat,” a martial art common in the Malay Archipelago.

Look also the video HERE and HERE

videos with different versions of Pangalay in the album e.g. Lampa-Lampa Pisang and Pangalay-Jazlina (Jaslina)

Look more about the Pangalay Dance HERE and HERE

Singkil

perhaps on of the oldest and truly Filipino dances originating from lanao del Sur, the Singkil recounts the epic legend of the Darangen of the Maranao poeple of the Mindanao.

Look also HERE

Tadian version of the takik dance

A Thanksgiving Dance of Mountain Province. The video shows so many good details about the story behind the dance, the dresses, the music and the music-instruments

This tutorial video is part of the Cordillera Dance Powwow project initiated by Benguet State University in 2011.

For those who would like to have more info email at maluzdf40@yahoo.com

Look also about TAKIK and Tribal Dances

Rural Folks Dances - Doon Po Sa Nayon
Subanen Sacred Dances - Subanen Courtship Dance - Pangalitawo - Subanen Kids Dances - BUKLOG Subanen rituals

Remark this is an album in the album "Subanen Tribe"

DUGSO

Parangal Dance Company's 32nd Ethnic Dance Festival June 2010

 Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon - The Higaonon of Bukidnon province in Mindanao place religion in the highest regard.

Dugso meaning 'dance' is a ceremonial dance among the Manobo people in Bukidnon, Agusan and Misamis Oriental . The Dugso also Dugsu is usually performed during important occasions like kaliga (feasts) or kaamulan (tribal gatherings).

Look more HERE

Mascota

a beautiful couple dance performed during wedding celebrations among the Ibanag people.

The Money Dance

The traditional Filipino money dance where the bride and groom dance while guests pin money to the bride's dress.

Look also the article The Money Dance

Sua Ku Sua - Tausug Traditional Song Dance

The dependence of the Tausug on the pomelo tree and its fruits have created a bond between the two which prompted the Tausug of Jolo, Sulu to make a dance honoring the latter. The Sua-Ku-Sua or "my pomelo tree" is a dance that likens the sua´s gentle leaves, attractive fruits, its fragrance and slender body to that of a lady. Performed by couples, the Sua-Ku-Sua dancers make use of two white fans that are swayed, as if to signify the swaying of the leaves of the sua tree while singing along with the music in their rice powder-covered faces.

The link is with the lyrics

Look also the Video incl. the Sua Ko Sua Steps

History of the Sakuting Folk Dance
by Rianne Hill Soriano

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also the Video

Sakuting a dance from the Ilocos region - province of Abra It was originally an all-male dance performance presenting a mock fight between Ilocano Christians and non-Christian groups of the northern mountains using sticks. It is danced by children while striking together footlong sticks for rhythm when going from house to house to solicit gifts

Tinikling is the most popular and best known of the Philippine dances and former honored as the Philippine national dance

The older people claim that the ‘Tinikling Ha Bayo’ from which the tinikling dance evolved is more difficult to perform. It was originally danced between ‘bayuhan’, two wooden pestles used to pound the husks off the rice grain.

Tinikling

considered the national folkdance with a pair of dancers hopping between two bamboo poles held just above the ground and struck together in time to music. Originated from Leyte Province, this dance is in fact a mimic movement of “tikling birds” hopping over trees, grass stems or over bamboo traps set by farmers. Dancers perform this dance with remarkable grace and speed jumping between bamboo poles.  It's a difficult yet entertaining dance because you have to pay attention to the timing and rhythm of the music. Many dancers add their creativity and grace to this dance as they compete based on their speed and how many bamboo poles they use to hop around with other dancers. The attire worn is what the village people of the islands use to wear.

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PAGGAWA Tinikling Dance

Spanish Influence Dances
Rigodon de honor

Originated from Spain, this dance is commonly performed at formal affairs like inaugural balls where prominent members of the government participate and enjoy.

 Video 1: Filipino-Spanish Quadrille Folk Dance Introduced by the French People. Video 2: the Show dance at Mrs. Consuelo Borja's 90th Birthday Party. Choreo: Rigodon de Honor by Bernie Principe

Cariñosa

meaning the loving or affectionate one is a dance of Hispanic origin from the Maria Clara suite of Philippine folk dances, where the fan or handkerchief plays an instrumental role as it places the couple in romance scenario.

The Cariñosa replaced the popular Tinikling as the “National Dance of the Philippines” in 1992

lets dance the Cariñosa
by/Karen B. Velasco

The Cariñosa

Cariñosa is a word that describes an affectionate, friendly and lovable woman. This dance is performed in flirtatious manner with fans and handkerchiefs to assist the dancers’ hide-and-seek movements.

The Itik-Itik dance is popular among the Visayan

At one baptismal party in the Surigao del Norte, a young lady named Kanang the nickname for Cayetana, considered the best dancer and singer of her time, was asked to dance the Sibay. She became so enthusiastic and spirited during the performance that she began to improvise movements and steps similar to the movements of itik, the duck, as it walks with short, choppy steps and splashes water on its back while calling to its mate. The people liked the dance so much that they all imitated her. There are six separate foot sequences in the series of Itik-Itik steps.

Look also the Videos incl. an Itik-Itik instructional video and examples of the dance

The Gayong-gayong

a playful Muslim dance which originated from the province of Aklan on the island of Panay in Capiz. In most rural areas that have get-togethers, they opt to use this dance which gives so much joy and pleasure, both to the dancers and the audience.

Kaamulan festival dances
Abaruray

a contraction of the words Aba and Ruray. Aba is an exclamation which is equivalent to “Hey!” or “Hi!” in English. Ruray is a nickname for Aurora.

Alcamfor

Its name is derived from the plant of the same name having a peculiar hot and aromatic smell. Female dancers hold handkerchiefs scented with the "alcamfor" naphtalene balls believed to induce romance. The dance came from Leyte

Alitaptap

is the firefly. This is a very simple dance that is taught to children.

Aray

a dance whose words are sung in Chabacano Ermitaño - Chabacano-ermitense a hybrid of Spanish that was only spoken in the Ermita district before the turn of the century and today is extinct. The dance itself is a flirtatious one that involves graceful use of the pañuelo, or shawl, and tambourines. Aray means ouch in Tagalog.

The song sung to accompany the Aray dance is entitled Pasacalle

Look more about the dance and song HERE

Look about Chabacano language HERE

Areuana

from Negros Occidental, is lively and interesting like the other Areuana found in Janiuay, Iloilo.

This video is Areuana Folk Dancing DMMMSU CIT Intramurals 2012 Aug 23, 2012

Asik

In the Muslim area in the Philippines the dance is usually performed by the lady-in-waiting to the daughter of the Sultan - Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company

This is performed by a solo madien, adorned with fine beads and make up, long head scarf. She would dance to win the favor of her Sultan master. Many time the girls would dance to win the hearts of her master or to make up for a wrong she had done. She would give her whole heart and soul into this performance to soften the heart of her master to accept her.

Atin Cu-Pung Singsing
Bagobo and Ifugao tribal music-dances - NAMCYA 2009
BAGOBO

The Bagobo are a tribe in Davao province on the island of Mindano. The dance is a demonstration of footwork with the music provided by a unique instrument called tagungguan which consists of a series of small gongs suspended by ropes from a triangular rack. The dancers wear bells around their legs.
All movements of the Bagobo are done in any direction. Each figure maybe repeated a number of times.

Bahay Kubo
Bakya

a very interesting and lively dance. In this dance, young girls and boys are supposed to be teasing each other rhythmically with their bakya, wooden clog, a traditional footwear

Banga-Salidsid

Look also Palayok dance

Bayluhay

ECD Dance Company

Bellydance - Filipina examples

Manila bellydance teacher - artist Jill Ngo performs Yearning in Lucena City Oct 16 2010. The Goddesses of Bellydance had an outdoor bellydance concert at Quezon Premier Hotel in Lucena City. It rained in the middle of the concert, so they decided to continue the show in the hotel's indoor restaurant.

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Bellydancing to Entrance of the Stars on a 18th Birthday Debut. Dance as taught by Patpat Kong and performed by the LCB Performing Arts Dance Company, in Davao City.

Bendian

(Bendiyan) is performed for many reasons. Some of which are to heal a prolong illness, relieve natural calamities such as famine and drought, and to celebrate a bountiful harvest. However, the biggest Bendian is to celebrate a victory in war and a successful headhunt. The arrival of succesful head takers, called "ulul" is met with great festivities by the entire village. The Bendian festival celebrated by the Benguet, Ibaloy, and Kankanay is always big and extraordinary. It involves the village circling and dancing around the ulul leader while executing various arm movements. Lasting until the wee hours of the night, the bedian ritual ends on the sound of the loudest oway or war cry. This version of Bendian centers around the maiden's part of the circle.

Binasuan

Originated in Pangasinan Province “meaning with the use of drinking glasses”, this vibrant dance basically shows off balancing skill of the performers. Glasses filled with rice wine are placed on the head and on each hand carefully maneuvered with graceful movements. This dance is common in weddings, fiestas and special occasions.

Binatbatan
Binislakan

The municipality of Lingayen in Pangasinan was derived from the Chinese word Li-King-Tung, meaning to look backward and forward, by the Chinese settlers in the area long ago. The binislakan dance was performed to commemorate the stay of Limahong, a Chinese pirate who built his kingdom in Lingayen. Binislakan, meaning the use of sticks, imitates two chopsticks used by the Chinese for eating.

Binoyugan

A dance originally from the Ilokano region of Pangasinan. Binoyugan features women balancing on their heads a banga or clay pot which they use to fetch water from the river or well, or in which to cook rice. The dance culminates with the women laying stomach down on stage, and rolling from side to side, all while balancing the pot.

BLIT-B'LAAN

Courtship dance of the B'laan of Davao del Sur imitating forest birds during the mating season. All movements of the Blit-B'laan are done with the knees slightly bent.

Bulaklakan

a lovely and attractive dance performed during the celebrations of Santa Cruz de Mayo in front of a processional altar. Videotaped and edited by Alan Geoghegan, Aug. 2009. Premiered at the Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, SC's 19TH Annual Gala on Aug. 29. 2009

Bumayah and Uyauy dances

Bumayah

Uyaoy / Uyauy

This Ifugao wedding festival dance is accompanied by gongs and is performed by the affluent to attain the second level of the wealthy class. Wealthy people Kadangyan who have performed this dance are entitled to the use of gongs at their death

Dagit-Dagit

performed during festival for a good harvest in Yabton, Ivisan, Capiz performed by/FCU Silak Dance Company

Look above about FCU Silak Dance Company above HERE

Danza

a folk dance of Cuban origin which became popular in the late 19th century, also known as habanera or danza habanera. The habanera is a social dance in duple time and performed in a ballroom or on a stage.

The Argentine writer Carlos Vega, 1898-1966 traces its origin to the English contra dance or square dance, which was then assimilated into Spain as contradanza or danza. Around 1825, it was brought to Cuba in this form where it was combined with Afro-Cuban rhythms; and around 1850, it was transformed into the habanera.

DAYANG-DAYANG

A Muslim dance from Mindanao province. A colorful and glittering costume composed of many dancers with one very pretty STAR DANCER as DAYANG-DAYANG, the Princess. Sorry not shown in these videos: The highlight of the dance is the sitting of the princess in two bamboo poles placed in the male dancers shoulder, and while she is sitting, she moves her body and her hands to the music and the fast beat continues until it lasts.

Dinuyya

a festival dance from Lagawe, Mt. Province. This is performed in social gatherings and other festivities celebrating important events like the canao, a thanksgiving or a wedding.

Esperanza

a lively dance from Camarines Sur. It was supposedly named after a lovely maiden called Esperanza. The steps of this dance are simple but interesting. For costume, the girl wears balintawak or patadyong and the boy barong tagalog with white trousers. Music is divided into two parts: A and B. Formation: Partners stand side by side about three feet from each other, facing the audience. The girl stands at partner's right. Any number of couples may take part.

Thanks to Arjie Mendoza for the description

ESTUDIANTINA

The Abaknon Estudiantina is one of the three available versions of Estudiantina dances, popular in its broken Spanish name, "Estudiantina de Capuleño". The proper term should have been "La Estudiantina Capuleña". This dance is simply called Estudiantina in the other towns in Samar where it is also popular.

Look more about La Estudiantina HERE

Gaway-gaway

a harvest dance that celebrates the bountiful harvest of the gaway - a plant of the taro family that is grown both for the vegetable and its roots. The female dancer hold a nigo (bilao in Tagalog) laden as she dances. The music is a fast 3/8 melody and the steps are simple but beautiful.

Habanera Botolena

It originated from Botolan, Zambales. This dance is a combination of Spanish and Philippine steps with flamenco influence. This is a social popular dance in the North among the Ilocanos. It is a courtship dance but sometimes it is also performed during weddings and other social gatherings.

Habanera de Jovencita

A dance typical of a woman's debut or even her wedding. The accompanying love ballad was written by Maestro Nitoy Gonzales when he was courting Jovita Friese, who then choreographed the graceful and beautiful habanera dance that accompanies it. - Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company

One of the videos is a Instructional Video - HABANERA dance

Higaonon Mandaya Tribal Dance Offering

Eugene and Natalie Wright, Michael and Robin Smith, Chris Smith and Melissa Kempf after attending Sunday Worship Service at Buclad General Baptist Church in Asuncion, Davao del Norte, Philippines last May 1, 2011 watch Mandaya Tribal Dances which were later on joined in by Eugene, Melissa and Robin themselves.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Higaonon Mandaya Tribe"

Idaw - Kalinga

 a hunting ritual performed before tribal wars. The warriors listen for the sacred Idaw bird that is said to lead the tribe to victory.

Ifugao Native Dance - Gong music

Apr 27, 2012 cshallag wrote: This was taken during the thanksgiving of the Lagguy family at Likud, Haliap, Asipulo, Ifugao last April 6, 2012 .The lady who is beating the gong is Mrs. Maria Tayaban of Haliap together with the old folks of that barangay. Enjoy dancing!

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Ifugao Mountain Tribe"

Imunan

San Jacinto, Pangasinan, a courtship dance, means jealousy. The dance depicts a love triangle; two girls and one boy. In this dance, the boy tries to please the girls who are trying their best to get his attention and favor. The boy shows an admirable attempt to please both girls by paying attention, flirting, and dancing with them, one after the other. The attempt is successful and at the end of the dance, all is sweetness and harmony among the three dancers.

Inalimango

This dance which originated in Capiz depicts the movement of crabs, alimango as they crawl, bite, wrestle, and break each ether’s claws.

Tadok dance - Itneg (Tinguian ) Tribe - Luzon, 1960s

The Itneg are one of the Austronesian tribes based in the mountainous region of northern Luzon island. Their alternate name is "Tinguian" which comes from the Malay term "Tinggi" meaning "highlands". Here's the traditional "Tadok" dance related to other highland Luzon tribes dances such as the "Tadek" of the neighboring Bontok tribe. This video gem was filmed by anthropologist Robert Garfias in the 1960s.

JANGGAY

The Janggay dance of the Badjao people takes its name from the metal fingernails worn by the women on special occasions.

The Janggay or 'Igal Janggay" is one Badjao dance that is performed to the tradition of the Pangalay. Pangalay being a predominant dance form favorite among the gentle people of the Sulu archipelago. Janggay refers to metal fingernails or claws that the dancers wear on their hands as the sinuous movements of pangalay figures are executed. To the Sama de Laut people it is called "solengkengkeng". The janggay is supposed to enhance or magnify the dancer's hand twists and wrist flicks because it serves like a sort of an extension. From the usual starting position, the Sinalayan, the dance progresses to different pangalay postures moving to a dampened sound of local gongs. Emphasis is however, not moved away from the janggay, the object of the dance. Ref.: e.g. Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company

Bernard1981 on Jul 9, 2008 - Tambuli Cultural Dance Troupe - wrote: Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a "janggay" dance found among the Tausugs and Sama Dilaut (bajau). Ramon Obusan created the dance based on his research of dances from the Sulu Archipelago. Pangalay is the classical dance that is part of the Philippines heritage.

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Jotabal

a lively festival dance in Camohaguin, Gumaca, Quezon.

It is derived from the words Jota and valse, means waltz, a step or a dance in three-four time. The male wears barong tagalog and black trousers and female wears Maria Clara dress.

Jota Cabangan

a courtship dance from Cabangan, Zambales, which is performed by the bride and groom at the traditional feast on the eve of the wedding day, called sinadag. The dance depicts the usual actions that were done by the groom in courting his bride, like whispering by the window, touching the girl's feet secretly under the table, and following the girl around.

Jota Echagueña
Jota ha Kalipay - Dance of Happiness

a popular festival dance among the towns and barrios of Western Samar, especially in the coastal towns of Catbalogan, Zumarraga, Villareal and Talalora. It is a native version which the common folks have adapted from the original jota. At present, it is still danced as an amenudo in fiestas, weddings and other socials and has often been called Dance of Happiness.

Jota Isabela

A fine example of a filipinized spanish jota, but unlike other jotas this dance does not use elongated bamboo castanets. This Ilocano dance was first performed by the Ilocano settlers of the woodlands of old Isabela.

Jota de Paragua

Named after the old name of Palawan province, this dance retains the fiery flavor of the Jota, coming from the once popular Spanish capital of Seville and adapted by the local dancers of Palawan. The ladies wave their manton, or decorative shawl, while the egentlemen keep brisk pace with bamboo castanets.

Look more about the Manton on the Video

Jota Quirino

Maria Clara - Folkdance

Jota Rizal

a version of jota dance from Batangas. This was very popular during the time of Dr. Jose Rizal. Female dancers wear Maria Clara dress while male dancers wear barong tagalog and black trousers.

Thanks to Arjie Mendoza for the description

Kakawati

glorifies the beauty of kakawati, marikakao, or madre de cacao. Only girls perform this dance. Dancers are dressed in balintawak style. They hold a twig of kakawati blossoms in each hand, about a foot in length.

Kalapati

a lovely dance patterned afteer the characteristic movements of the kalapati or doves as they court-bowing, billing and cooing. It depicts the typical traits of the Ilocanos, simplicity, naturalness and shyness. It originated from Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Kappa Malong-Malong

Maranao Muslim Tribal Dance, Cotabato. This Maranao dance is performed with women wearing malong and shawl, mantle or head piece, whereas men wear sash or waist band, shorts or bahag and head gear or turban traditionally worn in the fields.

Kasanduayan

This dance came from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Maranao women living near the shores of Lake Lanao walk nobly with their distinctive movements, most particularly their graceful sway. Girl wears tight long-sleeved blouse in royal colors such as golden yellow, green, pink , violet and velvet red.

Kataka-Taka
Kalatong

a rural dance that is named after the 3-foot bamboo object that the dancers wear around their necks or waists. They beat this object in a fast rhythm, believing this will bring luck and drive away evil spirits.

Kalatong or Karatong

Kalatong or Karatong have dancers use kalatong or bamboo tube about a yard long, tied horizontally below the waist and struck by two sticks to tap the rhythm of the dance. there are two dances:

The Tobong Kalatong, from Pangasinan, which is a ceremonial dance performed to frighten the evil spirits away.

Bunga Mangga, from Cuyo, Palawan, is a part of the Karatong in which dancers collect flowers from the mango tree - thus the bunga mangga contraption.

Kini Kini

Kini means the Royal Walk. Maranao women performed this dance with scarves. The beauty of the scarve and the talent and grace in which it is displayed. Their small steps, or "kini-kini" is a sign of good upbringing and shows their elite social upbringing.

One of the videos with instructional

Komintang or kumintang

is the name given to several distinct styles, techniques and forms in music and dance probably originating in the areas used by early Spanish cartographers and chronicles to denote a large province centering around what is known as Batangas. Early 19th-century travelers' accounts often mention the kumintang as a Tagalog "chant national", describing them as dance-songs performed by pairs of men and women, with texts concerning love and courtship. All accounts mention a glass of coconut wine passed from hand to hand by the dancers as they sing. Look more about kumintang or komintang HERE

Konan
The name of the dance is derived from the old Spanish-era silver coin the "conant". It is notable that Pangasinan folk and traditional dances are fond of dance props. Popular among these props are the bangko, coconut shells with lighted candles inside, fans, wine glasses, sticks, takuko, and even earthen pots filled with water or camote. And for these dance- a coin! The konan is in fact a game for children played in the same way as the 'cookie snatch game' where a small cookie placed in the forehead must reach the mouth by making all sorts of facial contortions. The dance could have been derived from this game.
Kundansoy
Kundiman
KUNDAY-KUNDAY

Learn how to dance KUNDAY-KUNDAY

Kunday literally means to move the hands gracefully somewhat like a kumintang. When adults want small children to show them some artistic and graceful hand movements then are asked to kunday. Nov 2, 2014

Kuratsa Binisaya

is highly favored by the Visayan people especially the Waray people of the Eastern Visayan region

La Jota Lalloqueña
La Jota Manileña

a dance named after the capital city, Manila, where an adaptation of Castilian Jota afloats with the clacking of bamboo castanets played by the dancers themselves. The costume and the graceful movements of the performers noticeably inspired by Spanish Culture.

La Jota Moncadena

one of the most famous interpretation and adaptation of the Aragonese Jota dance. People of Moncada, Tarlac, call it rather by a different name: Jota Florana. The Jota Folrana was danced to the Ilocano/Yogad bamboo musical instrument ensemble called tallelet. Dance anthropologist Ramon Obusan said that the Jota Florana was danced to accompany a bereaved family to the burial of a loved one. The high pitched clicking of the bamboo clickers are supposed to represent melancholy wails. The slow portion of the dance is in fact named patay (death) or desmayo (fainting) that is performed to a very slow marcha funebre. The same dance figure is found in another Ilocano dance, the Ti Liday which in Ilocano means 'sorrow' or grief-stricken' The Jota Moncadeña similar to other Filipinized versions of the Spanish jota is literally mixe-up in flavor. The dance combines Spanish and Ilocano dance steps and music.

Lanceros de Tayabas

Tabayas, Quezon - Lanceros takes its name from the chivalrous knights and lanciers of King Arthur's fame. Taking off from the tournament grounds, the lanciers was reinterpreted into a form of dance performed in great ballrooms of majestic palaces where noble gentlemen crossed lines with graceful ladies. In Tayabas, the dance came to be known as Lanceros de Tayabas, noted as a divertissement for the comedia stage-play, also a Spanish import.

Lapay Bantigue
Lapbad - Scarf Dance - Lap-bad

performed by a group of Arumanon Manobo girls from Midsayap, Cotabato

La Simpatika

Simpatika Pangasinan means demure, charming, and lovable; qualities of a senorita deeply in love. The flavor and context of La Simpatika centers on love exploits of gentlemen suitors who are after the love of their life. In the Philippines where moral rules are strict and binding, society calls for the ladies to be impeccably demure and gentlemen to be prim and proper.

LAWISWIS KAWAYAN

A Waray folk song that has become popular throughout the archipelago. The dance is probably a late choreography to the folk song. There are four versions to the Lawiswis Kawayan dance: one from Kolambugan, Lanao performed by the Waray settlers in that place. Another version from Eastern Samar uses a "bangko/puruk-anan" as an implement to the dancing. The male dancers have a mango leaf on their mouth in one figure of the dance.

Leron, Leron Sinta

a festival dance adapted from the popular folk song, "Leron, Leron, Sinta". This is a favorite dance of the old people of Parang, Marikina. The female wears balintawak style, tapis, soft panuelo around the neck, and chinelas as footwear. On the other hand, the male wears camisa de chino or barong tagalog, white trousers and chinelas as footwear.

LULAY
Madrileña folk dance
Maglalatik - also called Magbabao

This mock-war dance - The maglalatik -, originating from the Spanish Regime is a four part war dance telling a story between a battle between the Muslims and the Christians. Maglalatik depicts a fight between the Moros and the Christians over the latik. The first two parts of the dance, the Palipasan and the Baligtaran, show the heated encounter between the two groups. The last two parts, the Paseo and the Sayaw Escaramusa, show their reconciliation. Instead of being armed with sticks, the dancers wear a harness of coconut shells on their hands, chest, back, hips, and thighs.

The name of the dance comes from the Filipino word "Latik", which means "fried coconut milk curd" residue left after the coconut milk has been boiled, a coconut product that is used in Filipino cooking, particularly in snacks.
Maglangka

Tausug dancers are trained by highly-skilled dance trainors that strictly adhere to traditional style of their dances. The Maglangka (means 'to dance') rehearses young girls trainees to the correct posturing or hand movements and placements which are in turn very basic in learning more elaborate Tausug dances like the Pangalay.

Look the full description of the video HERE

Magtanim Ay Di Biro
Malagueña

was a favorite dance of the people of Laguna and Quezon during the Spanish Era.

Manang Biday
Courtesy of II-Albert Einstein
Mantones de Seda

A strong poetic echo from the Iberian influenced past, danced to the rondalla. Like many other jotas, it has the usual stamping and the use of unstrung castanets. A special feature of the dance showcases the many ways of using the Manton de Manila and look also this Video

Maya-Maya

Maya is the filipino name for sparrow. This dance mimics the maya as they play in the rice fields and the sky. This dance is popular in the Samar and Leyte islands

Mazurka Boholana

A Traditional Ballroom dance very popular in Bohol.

Nasudi

a favorite festival dance of Dingras, Ilocos Norte and in Bohol.

Nilambay
Pagapir also known as Kapagapir

Riza dancing Pagapir - Pagapir is a traditional dance that depicts the royal manner of "walking" among the Maranao people, who live mainly around the Lake Lanao, Lanao del Sur, This dance is usually performed to commence an important affair. Dancers of this dance are usually from the royal court or high society group of Lanao Province. Ladies of the royal court perform this graceful, manipulating fans called "apir" while emphasizing their small steps kini-kini, which symbolizes their good manners and prominent family background - a sign of good upbringing.

Pagdiwata

Pagdiwata Origin: A ceremonial dance of the Tagbanua is a religious rite of the native - either of thanksgiving or of healing sick people possessed by bad spirit. (ref.: www.likha.org/Pagdiwata) - Pagdiwata .. a healing ritual dance by the Babaylan when calling out the Diwata as part of her ritual on healing a sick person. Babaylan ...he/she is a religious leader among the tribes.. functions as a healer ..a shaman or oracle ..it is a tradition among most of the filipino tribes to call upon the Gods through the babaylan to heal the sick or to perform rituals for thanksgiving and other sacred ceremonies.

Look MUCH  more here: Babaylan culture

Palayok

Palayok is a pot made up of clay use for cooking rice and others by the ancient Filipinos, and still being used until these days by some fish vendors, fish are boiled in this clay pot with salt and water until the salted water is converted to fish sauce. This dance using the "palayok" pot clay shows how to balance the clay pot on their heads.

Look also Banga-Salidsid Dance

Palo-Palo Dance of Batanes

Palo-palo (Palu-palo) means sticks or arnis that were used by the native Ivatans to fight the forces of the colonizers such as Spaniards and the Dutch. The natives wear the traditional suit made of indigenous materials from the bark of trees which were flattened. Photo by Ed Antonio - Palu-palo Festival of Batanes

Look also the video with the dance "Palu-palo Festival of Batanes by Ed Antonio" HERE

Palu-Palo

means pounder. It´s commenly used by a woman for washing clothes. It´s made in a wood. It shows the tradition of filipino in using a Palu-palo every time they´re washing clothes. It´s originated in Visayan Region

Pamaypay - Paypay

Fans are called paypay, paipay, pamaypay, abaniko (abanico). Pamaypay - paypay is used to fan oneself when someone feels hot, but during the Spanish colonial, pamaypay or fan is used by filipinas to cover their face when they feel shy or when they have something to whisper to the person next to her.

Look also HERE

Pandanggo Sa Bulig
Pandanggo Sa Ilaw

Pandanggo sa Ilaw Candle dance is a popular from Lubang Island, Mindoro in the Visayas. This particular pandanggo requires skill in balancing three lighted oil lamps or tinghoy, one on the head and at the palms of each hand. It is characterized by lively steps and clapping that varies in rhythm in 3/4 time. The lights of the candles are said to represent fireflies that are fluttering in the night.

Pandanggo Oasiwas

literally means the 'Fandango with the Light'. And yes from the name itself, this dance is that dance that involved the manipulation of the lights. This dance is from the Lubang Island, Mindoro. The term 'pandanggo' which means 'fandanggo' in the Spanish language is actually dance that is characterized by marking time with the use of clack of castanets, the snapping of the fingers and the stomping of the feet in the triple-time rhythm. The person that performs this graceful dance is often called as the 'pandanggera'. The 'pandanggera' then dances holding three oil lamps which are called as the 'tinghoy'.

Pandanggo Rinconada

Obviously the dance was an offshoot of the Spanish fandango that was introduced to the natives' repertoire of festival dances. The Pandanggo Rinconada derived its name from the sub-region of the Bicolandia where a distinct Bikol dialect is spoken. That subregion comprising the Camarines provinces is called Distrito de Rinconada. the other sub-regions of Bikol are Bikol Estandarte (Naga district), Bikol Albayano, Bikol Catanduanes, Bikol Masbatenyo and the Bikol Sorsogon also called Bisakol due to the heavy Bisayan influence in their language particularly Waray. In fact, some linguists classify the dialect spoken in Gubat, Sorsogan as Waray. The Pandanggo Rinconada is a staple among the Christmas veladas (evening programs or shows) in Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Look MUCH more about the Christmas traditions HERE

PANDERETAS - Las Panderetas

This dance is also called Panderetas de Amor. Panderetas means tambourines in Spanish. This dance portarays a heavy Spanish influence. Of the two available versions of this dance, the first one is more Hispanic in execution. The dance is from Manila. - Bayanihan researches in the early 1950s discovered this dance in the capital city and has been included in their Maria Clara Suite since then.

2. version

A second version of the Las Panderetas is the Yuletide folk dance, which used to accompany the Christmas carols called Daigon, is the traditional Christmas dance of Tanza, Iloilo. The music used in the later is a typical Visayan "daygon - daigon" similar to the pastores musics used in the pastores traditions in Bikol, Cebu, Leyte, Samar and some other places outside Visayan.

Look MUCH more about the Christmas traditions HERE

Pantomina

Dance of the Doves, this dance is the highlight of Sorsogon’s Kasanggayahan Festival every third week of October. Groups of participants, mainly elderly in colourful costumes, dance to the tune of Pantomina song. It is a courtship dance originated from immitating the courtship and lovemaking of doves that then showed during the dance where men attempt to please the women.

Pantomina Mayor
Paru, Parung Bukid
Paseo de Iloilo courtship and flirtation dance

This is one of the most sophisticated courtship and flirtation dances of the Spanish era. The gentlemen compete among each other to win the heart of the dalaga, or young lady, by exemplifying chivalry, grace, and confidence.

PASIGIN

Capiz Folk Dance - This dance is about a fisherman trying to catch bangus, shrimps and sugpo with the use of a sibot fish net, not knowing it has big hole in it. This gives him a difficult time because the fish keeps slipping out of the net. The movements of the girls imitate those of the bangus, shrimps and sugpo.

Pasikat na Baso

Pasikat Na Baso Pañgapisan, Pangasinan Pasikat means to show off and baso means drinking glass. Dancers display good balance, graceful movements and unusual skill on the top of a bench with the use of four glasses half full of water or wine.

Paso Doble

A heritage dance from the Spanish era

Pastores Kawit
Pastora sa Belen

Sheperds of Betlehem, from the Bicol region, is the presentation of the shepherds singing and dancing from house to house and is dancers in groups of 6 or 10 performers.  They are the PASTORAS SA BELEN. They are clad in silk dresses in FUSCHIA, LAVENDER, YELLOW or WHITE with quaint bonnets, ribbons and sometimes wooden staffs wrapped in red or green crepe paper and garlands. They are accompanied by a 'manager' who accompanies them on a guitar. They sing PASTORAS SA BELEN, ALLI, ALLI VAMOS A BELEN! And they say they make good money - for their costume for next year

A Bicol Christmas tradition

Look MUCH more about the Christmas traditions HERE

Pista

Rural Dance - the Pista, or preparation for a Fiesta, party. This is a Filipino tradition where lavish preparations, music, dance, food, games and traditional processions traditional occur for special occasions in villages.

Welcoming Guests and Visitors as they dance with colorful "Bumbong" ang Guarlands

PITIK MINGAW

A courtship dance of a young woman and young man who fell in love at first sight. "Pitik" is a Visayan word that means "Miss".

Polka Bal
Polka Culebra

A heritage dance from the Spanish era

Polka Sa Nayon

 means Polka in the Village. This dance comes from the province of Batangas. In the old days it was very popular and was usually danced at all the big social affairs and at the town fiestas.

Look more about Polka Sa Nayon HERE

Polka sa Plaza

a grand parade of beautiful ladies in their traditional Spanish gowns called Maria Clara and parasols. With their partners, wearing their traditional Barongs, they gladly parade, beginning from the church yard going around the town

Putungan
Ragragsakan

an adaptation of a tradition in which Kalinga women gather and prepare for a budong, or peace pact.
The Kalinga borrowed the beautiful word ragragsakan from the Ilocano, which means "merriment." The two biggest occasions for a ragragsakan in a Kalinga village are for the homecoming of successful head takers and the culmination of peace-pact between warring tribes. In this dance, Kalinga maidens balance labba baskets on their heads, wave colorful tribal blankets, and sing short salidumay songs as they snake through the terrace dikes and skip through breaks in the path.
This dance portrays the walk of the industrious Kalinga women, carrying water pots on their heads and wearing the colorful hand-woven "blankets of life" around their necks. Their walk imitates the climb up the Rice Terraces in the Mountain Provinces.
Ragragsakan was discovered by Ramon Obusan in Lubuagan, Kalinga province among the Kalinga people. Ragragsakan came from the ILOCANO word "ragsak" which means "happy".

Look more above about salidumay

Salakot

a wide brimmed hat which protects the Filipinos from the heat of the sun and rain. In this dance, the salakot is used to enhance the dance figure and hand movement. This salakot dance can be danced by boys and girls, or just girls. The girls wear a Balintawak costume and a pair of wooden slipper bakya.

Sala ti Mais

A festival and thanksgiving dance from Isabela where farmers pay tribute to corn as their main crop.

Sampaguita

Ilaya, San Fernando, Cebu

this video was taken during the sayaw sa Sugbo dance workshop at the Cebu provincial capital social hall - march 26-28, 2007 performed by the selected workshop participants coming from the district 2 - Cebu

Sapatya

Sapatya reveals traces of Spanish and indigenous Filipino. Sapatya originates in Pampanga, Luzon. The dance is presented to farmers as an offering for good harvest. The name is Sapatya may have originated from the Spanish term, Zapateado.

Sarong Banggi
SAYAW NG MGA ISDA - The Fish Dance

BY LEYTE DANCE THEATRE; Popular in the barangays of Samar-Leyte. Conceptualized and choreographed by Jess De Paz and Jerry Morez

Sayaw Panasahan
Sayaw Sa Bangko

dance on a bench is a folk dance from the Pangasinan. Performers dance on top of a bench that is normally six inches wide.

Sayaw sa Cuyo

a mazurka danced by eight girls swaying small delicate handkerchiefs - hats to accent turns and twirls. The dance originates from Cuyo, Palawan. On the small island of Cuyo, Palawan's old capital, the feast day of St. Augustin is traditionally celebrated with parades, processions and small performances by groups coming from all over Cuyo Island and the nearby islets. Island dances, blended with strong Old Cuyo ethnicity and Spanish-influenced steps, are all brought out when Cuyo celebrates its festivals. Today, pretty young girls daintily swirl hats to the mazurka, waltz and other European steps designed to bring out the freshness and glow of the performers.

Video

Sayaw Sa Payong - Umbrella Dance

This is a traditional dance from Philippines where the beautiful women carries umbrella of same color or different color and steps rhythmically with the folk music.

Sinakiki

filipino-spanish dance - The Sinakiki is a lively and playful dance from Rapu-Rapu, Albay. It is performed during the island's colorful fiestas. In this dance, the actions of a courting rooster and his evasive ladylove are mimicked.

Sta. Clara

Maria Clara is the main female character in Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere -a literary piece that features the colonial situation of the Filipinos during the Spanish regime. She was characterized as a Filipina woman of virtue and nobility. This dance is a mix of Spanish gracefulness and customized native props, such as bamboo castanets and Asian fan. Female dancers wear Maria Clara dress that typifies the European style, while men are in barong tagalog, a traditional Filipino embroidered long-sleeve shirt made of pineapple fiber.

Subli
It is considered a favorite of the people of the barrios of the municipality of Bauan, Batangas. It is a ceremonial worship dance performed in homage to the Holy Cross referred to in the vernacular as Mahal Na Poong Santa Cruz. It originated some three hundred years ago in the barrio of Dingin, Alitagtag, Batangas. Its name is derived from 2 Tagalog words "subsub" and "bali."
Surtido
Suwah suwah

A Tausug traditional suwah suwah dance

Tadek
Tawi-tawi Dances

Magtv de Atun este Zamboanga features many kind of Tawi-tawi dances

Look also the video HERE and HERE

TIKLOS

and

Learn how to dance the TIKLOS

The Tiklos is a native peasant dance of Leyte. Tiklos also called "pintakasi" is the Waray equivalent to the "bayanihan". Groups of people work for somebody without hoping for anything in return. They work odd jobs like clearing forests, digging the earth for wells, moving a nipa hut to a new location or even building a house! In all these for free. Of course grateful benefactors would offer drinks and food; but it is not always expected. The peasants cooperate for the social and economic progress of their community.

Tiksiw

Courtesy of II-Albert Einstein

Tinolabong

a dance of the mountain people of Panilan and Loctugan, Capiz. This dance named after a bird called tolabong in Capiz. Carabaos like the birds as they peck at the ticks, flies, mosquitoes and other insects. The danced imitates the movements of the birds. Girl dancer wares red or white skirt and white loose blouse with long sleeves and close neck like a chambra. Boy wares red or white trousers and white camisa de chino. Both are bare foot.

Yakan Wedding Dance - muslim

This was during the Socialization party - Lantaka Hotel for the delegates of the 8th HRSD Conference

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Yakan - The Treasure of Sulu"

Look more about Yakan Wedding in the Video
Zamboanga Peninsula's Cultural Pride
This video is a glimpse of the Zamboanga Peninsula's rich cultural diversity.

Remark this is an album in the album "Zamboanga City & Peninsula" in the sub-album "Tourism - Great Places to Visit"

Zamboanga

Courtesy of II-Albert Einstein

Dance and Ballet - Etc.: Companies - Ensembles - Schools

Remark most of the videos in this section are in albums in the sub-album "Dance and Ballet Ensembles etc."

BUT you will get more details in descriptions about the ensembles in the below links

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Association of Ballet Academies

For over two decades, the Association of Ballet Academies, ABAP has been on the forefront on the development of dance in its various forms through its affiliated members around the country. Founded in 1993, ABAP has gained grounds in the upgrading of classical ballet education through workshops, performances, tours, workshops and other related activities.

Ballet Schools Directory of Ballet Schools in the Philippines
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Lisa Macuja gives tips to aspiring ballerinas
Admired for her elegance and delicate mastery of ballet, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has graced many stages, breaking the stereotype of the typical ballerina worldwide.
A true believer of Filipino talent, after years of training in prestigious companies, Macuja-Elizalde has set a high and world class standard for Philippine ballet by putting up ‘Ballet Manila’, her own ballet school in 1995.
Sep 7, 2015
Ballet Philippines, BP

synthesizes diverse dance and movement forms, from classical ballet to avant-garde choreographies, from traditional to modern dance, from martial arts to aerial movements, into distinctively Filipino contemporary expressions.

Ballet Philippines is the resident dance company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and has earned critical and popular acclaim at home as well as throughout the world, showcasing the Philippines' rich cultural heritage of music and dance on the international stage. The company has been cited for its strong dance foundation, flexibility of style and exciting sense of theater. Their repertoire consists of over 250 works accumulated over the past 34 years, the most prominent of which are Filipino works translating western technique into Filipino movement, theme, design and inspiration to produce a distinctly Filipino dance form.

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Revisiting the magic and romance of 'Swan Lake'
by Rome Jorge March 10, 2017 - with Video
Ballet Philippines reminds us why 'Swan Lake' is so enduring and irresistible

and the Videos

Ballet Philippines ... A Day in the Life

How ballerinas dance through pain
November 17, 2017
A ballerina’s day starts by waking up to pain. Ballet Philippines’ principal dancer Denise Parungao shares how she powers through it.

Ballet Philippines with the FEU dance troop

Ballet Philippines Triumph at the First Boston International Ballet Competition

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Philippine Ballet Theatre

the pre-eminent classical ballet company in the Philippines. The Philippine Ballet Theatre was founded in 1987 out of an alliance of leading dance groups; it quickly won recognition as a resident ballet company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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Ballet Manila

The most prolific and sought-after ballet company in the Philippines today - Ballet Manila is based in Star and Aliw Theaters in Star City, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

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Check out Ballet Manila's shows this Christmas season
October 09, 2017
Watch these timeless shows from Ballet Manila

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Ballet Manila 15th Anniversary AVP - Uploaded Aug 17, 2010

Ballet Manila celebrates its 15th anniversary with "Halo-Halo ni Juan" a dance concert featuring classical, neo-classical, modern, and OPM numbers!

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Ballet Manila in London

June the 30th to the 2nd of July, 2011 at the Shaw Theatre London

Ballet Manila Opening night London

Ballet Manila Gala Night in London

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PHILIPPINE BALLET

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Filipino ballet is born. This is a fusion of philippine cultural dances and ballet. Performed by the Leyte Dance Theatre, this fusion is the first of it's kind, a category by itself.

Shirley Halili Cruz School of Ballet

The Halili-Cruz School of Ballet, HCSB envisions itself as a community of excellent artists and youth leaders with high self esteem, discipline, elegance, integrity, and initiative.

1227 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila

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A Pinoy Christmas Ballet Concert

Christmas ballet concert by Steps Dance Project, directed and choreographed by James Laforteza with excerpts from The Nutcracker choreographed by Jeffrey Espejo, not shown here.

Kahayag Dance Company
Dumaguete City

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Kahayag Dance Company Philippines Grand Champion IYF 2015 World Cultural Dance Festival. Jul 4, 2015

Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe

For the past 65 years, the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe, PBFDT has traveled to the different stages of the world across Asia, Europe and North America, providing a window to the complex and culturally rich history of the Philippines.
The troupe continues to research, preserve and showcase the diverse multi-cultural Philippine life, with its customs, traditions, various religions, depicting the gaiety and friendliness of its people through its performances of the native arts in their authentic form. The folk-like and unaffected atmosphere of the performances have won the world over as they present the story of the Philippines through a panorama of songs, dances and music.

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Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company

the oldest dance company in the Philippines. A multi-awarded company, both nationally and internationally, Guillermo Gomez Rivera has called it the "depository of almost all Filipino dances, dress and songs."

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LAHING BATANGAN DANCE TROUPE

the official dance company of the Lyceum of the Philippines University, Batangas

marks more than a decade of advocacy to the authentic Philippine arts and culture. Founded in 1995, the group is a duly accredited proponent of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, NCCA

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Gatzwal Dance Company
Osmeña Boulevard
Cebu City

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Integrated Performing Arts Guild, IPAG

is a leading Philippine dance and theatre company whose world-acclaimed productions integrate the dance, music, and arts traditions of the South where it is based. IPAG has represented the Philippines in over 100 cities worldwide, and is today Philippine Theatre's most-performed and most-traveled performing group

Philippine Folk Dance and Music - LIKHA Pilipino Folk Ensemble

and the School of Philippine Dance

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LIKHA Pilipino Folk Ensemble
The mission of LIKHA Pilipino Folk Ensemble is to educate and propagate the practice of Philippine folk dance and music traditions. LIKHA was established in May 1992 by a collective of twelve individuals who came together to celebrate Philippine dance and culture. Under the artistic direction of Rudi C. Soriano, former dance soloist with the premier Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company, LIKHA has nurtured a generation of young community dance enthusiasts and now boasts an active membership of over 45 dancers and musicians. All are passionate about LIKHA's mission to educate community members and diverse audiences about Philippine culture through music and dance. LIKHA is a Tagalog root word meaning creation or creativity.

Lemuhen Cultural Dance Troupe

was organized in 2007 by Lyn Lambago.

Forming a unique T'Boli cultural performing arts group coming from the town of Kiamba, Sarangani Province was inspired by former Mayor Rommel Falgui. Lyn was later introduced to Mr. Allan de Lima that also extended support and technical assistance.

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ECD Dance Company

was established in 2002, but the artistic knowledge and experience of its members span several decades

Different Photos about the different folk dances of the Philippines

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Parangal Dance Company

Parangal means tribute. Our mission is to give tribue to our motherland, the Philippines, by preserving and promoting its culture and tradition through dance, music, and costumes

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KALOOB PHILIPPINE MUSIC AND DANCE - The Soul of the Filipino in Dance

Clips of Kaloob Presentations
While highly fascinating breathtaking even, Kaloob performances are more powerful because you know that what you're watching is authentic, centuries old and fast fading from our collective memory.

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Kathara Dancetheater Collective, INC.

a company founded and organized by Elenita Boots Cruz Dumlao, the Artistic Director. The company hopes to facilitate opportunities for learning and understanding of the Mindanaoan Culture, Arts and History according to the perspective of its multi-ethnic population.

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Hiays Philippine Folk Dance Company

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Hiays Music Ensemble

Lyceum Dance Troupe

Lyceum of the Philippines University, Intramuros, Manila

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INTERNACIONAL TEATRO SILENCIO FILIPINAS, INC., ITSF

a cultural dance group composed of talented Deaf artists who have proven that “artistic expression knows no disability”. Though unable to communicate with sound, the members are very creative and imaginative, conveying messages through dance, dramatic arts and mime.

The ITSF may be reach c/o the Philippines Federation of the Deaf, Inc.

UPLB Street Jazz Dance Company

the duly recognized hip-hop dance varsity under the Department of Human Kinetics College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines - Los Baños.
The group has been performing inside and outside UPLB for over 14 years.

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Melengas Dance Ensemble

we are the pride of Zamboanga del Sur National High School as far culture and Arts is concerned. We also are the official Dance Troupe of our institution.

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FCU Silak Dance Company

the official dance company of Filamer Christian University

Roxas Avenue, Roxas city, 5800 Roxas, Capiz

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Folklorico Filipino, Canada, Dance Company.

In 1973, a group of young, newly arrived Filipino immigrants met and soon began to socialize with Filipinos living in Toronto. From this small social club came the desire to form a dance group, showcase the cultures and traditions of the Filipinos. In 1974, the Province of Ontario issued a letter Patent incorporating Folklorico Filipino Dance Company. Founding members of the company were either former dancers, professional entertainers or artists. In retrospect, the merging of the different creative backgrounds of each individual made Folklorico unique and diverse. Now, for over 34 years, Folklorico has delighted their audience with enjoyable and exciting programs a´round in many countries

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