Issue of November 12, 2017
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by Ofelia C. Empian

Cultural group Dap-ayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera (DKK)are performing in the international 2017 Amis Music Festival in Taitung, Taiwan from Nov. 11 to 12.

Along with their indigenous instruments consist of gongs and bamboo instruments, native attires and their songs of life in the highlands, the 10-man group of 20 to 30-something cultural performers join ed the festive indigenous music festival and represented the Cordillera. 

“They expected us to share our traditional dances and our songs stating the situation of Cordillera. It allows us to share who we are as Igorots, and the issues we face and how we deal with them,” Alma Sinumlag, public relations officer of DKK, said.

Sinumlag said the Amis group attended the Cordillera Day celebration in Balbalan, Kalinga in April where they had cultural exchange with the indigenous peoples of the region.

The Hunter School in Taiwan, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance’s long-time partner in Taiwan, invited the Amis group.

The Amis is an Austronesian ethnic group native to Taiwan and is one of the 16 officially recognized peoples of Taiwanese aborigines.

“Philippines has a strong connection  with us, which continue to be proven through continued cultural exchange. To further strengthen the connection, we want the DKK to join and share the joy, identify commonalities through cultural exchange at Amis Music Festival,” the event organizers said in the letter of invitation to DKK.

The Amis Music Festival is the first indigenous festival held by the local community joined by with over 3,000 people worldwide.

This year’s event presents Amis and other Taiwan indigenous music concerts, arts, cultural workshops, traditional food cultural exchange, and the traditional ceremonies.

“The participation of Dap-ayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera allows its members to experience the local cultures and witness how the local cultural industry influences and being influenced by its connection with worldwide networks,” the organizers said.

The organizer covered the travel and accommodation expenses of the 26-year old cultural group.

Aside from participating in the music festival, they will also visit their partners in Taiwan to reconnect and cultural exchange.

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