ARTIST Inc. to launch GAPASAN this September 2017

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

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