8/01/2009

PhotoHunt#51 Entertainment

August is the Kadayawan month wherein Davao City celebrates the annual Kadayawan festival to commemorate the harvest time of Davao and its surrounding areas. The festival also puts together activities and events that celebrate the indigenous tribes of Mindanao and their culture. One such event is this exhibit of different types of houses of the indigenous tribes at the OsmeƱa park fronting San Pedro Cathedral of this city. This showcases not only how the tribes live but also some of their traditions and cultures.

As common among Filipinos, people from indigenous tribes like to celebrate and entertain themselves by singing and dancing using their own musical instrument. We came across this particular house with some of its elders singing and dancing along with some visitors who were mostly teeners who tried to learn their dance steps.


Garbed in their own traditional costumers making music with their own traditional musical instruments, who needs iPod or radio to get entertained?


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12 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Ah an excellent take on the theme. Great shots!

Race said...

just watching them is really fun na! great shots maritess! my entries are here:
http://www.horizonsweb.info/2009/08/photohunt-172-entertainment-clowns.html
http://racelyn.com/2009/08/photohunt-172-entertainment-mascot.html

Lynn said...

I always look forward to festivals. Fun and educational at the same time.

life ramblings said...

great pics and looks like a great festival there. happy PH!

upto6only said...

love to watch festivals. Hope i can watch that one too.

the donG said...

ive been to many festivals in the visayas but not yet in mindanao. i just wish ill get the chance like the kadayawan.

luna miranda said...

wonderful way to showcase our culture, and introduce it to the younger generation. i enjoy the photos.

Hootin' Anni said...

Great photo share for the theme this week. I can hear the rhythms ----fantastic.

Mine's posted also, hope you can stop by for a visit when you find some time in your busy day! Happy Saturday.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Great post!!! I loved the photos. And you're right-- this kind of music is no match for iPod stuff.

My Photo Hunters is up, too. I hope you like it! Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Mecomber
New York Traveler.net

My condolences on the passing of your great leader, Corazon Aquino.

Thom said...

Great take on the theme. I loved the pictures. Sorry to hear about Corazon Aquino. She was the best I thought. Aloha

Rabbit, rabbit!

kim said...

WOW! Looks so fun! :-)

Carver said...

This was a great shot for the theme. Sorry I'm so late visiting this week.