Munato holds international music and arts fest

26 Nov 2015
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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 26, 2015) – Sarangani is set to stage exciting live performances in its forthcoming cultural festival as Munato goes international in music and arts this November 27 and 28.

Sarangani provincial and Region 12 tourism council president Michelle Solon said they are trying to make Sarangani festivals “the best of the best.”

Hence for the upcoming Munato, they want it to portray a different level of fun and learning experience but shunning away from the usual street dancing and other similar activities in holding festivals in the region.

“We want Munato to be iconic in a sense that we don’t want to compete with municipal festivals in the region. As such we’re holding the first international music and arts festival where we will now celebrate the diversity of cultures, diversity of arts and diversity of people in Sarangani and presenting them in a stage so the world can enjoy them.”

Besides the world class performances happening in the stage, “people should expect really exciting performances also from our indigenous groups, from Blaans, Tagacaolos, Tbolis and including our Moro groups in Sarangani.”

“We are also bringing in artists to actually give the stage a much wonderful show like Waway Saway from Talandig Tribe with his band and Mathew Ngau Jau from Malaysia to perform Sape, a wooden short neck stringed instrument from the lute category.”

Aside from the excitement it brings, Munato 2015, according to Solon, is expected “to carry Sarangani into a stage where we really can show that culture is very important in our province.”

“We will also be bringing in Platform Live in Sarangani on November 27, patterned after TED talk, an international format conference for very interesting topics of all kinds where Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will talk about federalism and the role of Mindanao.”

“Senator BongBong Marcos will also be speaking on economics of the Philippines including how to keep the labor rules and labor practices so that Filipinos can enjoy working without having to leave the country,” Solon added.

On the same day, director Paul Soriano will be gracing the free screening of Kid Kulafu, a movie portraying the life of Congressman Manny Pacquiao which was actually been shot in Sarangani.

Side events will also be showcased during the whole duration of Munato like 3D Arts Works, cartooning, people painting, food lanes, and Sulong Sarangani Showcase.

Aegis concert, fireworks display and rave party are also all set to cap the festival on the 28th. (SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE / Beverly C. Paoyon)

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