The Arts Research and Training Institute in Southern Tagalog Inc. (ARTIST INC.) will launch GAPASAN, a National Forum and Congress on Traditional Practices in Luzon on September 6-10 2017 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
The five-day festival congress is open for everyone. This event brings indigenous cultural communities (ICC’s) and various groups together and offers a unique platform for socio-cultural exchanges and discussions.
GAPASAN will be divided into six components:
KAKAYAHEY- a conference on ICC conflict resolution
MANGAN- a festival of traditional cuisine from seven regions
ETHNO-GALING-a lecture-demonstration of traditional medicines and healing practices
AY-AYAM- a demonstration of traditional games and sports demonstrations
PISTA NG DULAAN AT SINING – exhibitions and performances from both the traditional and contemporary groups
ILOHAN- a workshop on curriculum contextualization
These components aim to encourage the development of traditional practices in various fields, generate a deeper understanding of different experiences and ICC issues from specific regions in Luzon, and promote a culture-based teaching-learning environment.
For more information, see posters