Lumad Suite: "Forgotten Tribes"

Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company, (2011) Lumad Suite: "Forgotten Tribes". Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company.

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Page in web site of Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company.––Scattered throughout the Philippine Archipelago are slowly disappearing pagan tribes. Lumad is a Visayan (Sugbuanon/Cebuano) word meaning "born of the earth". These tribes of indigenous peoples untouched by neither colonization nor time consist of 18 ethnolinguistic groups: Ata, Bagobo, Banwaon, B'laan, Bukidnon, Dibabawon, Higaonon, Mamanwa, Mandaya, Manguwangan, Manobo, Mansaka, Subanon, Tagakaolo, Tasaday, T'boli, Teduray, and Ubo. Dances of these tribes often reflect thanksgiving, worship, or prayers for bountiful harvests.

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Additional Information: Created in March of 2003, the Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company was formed by dance enthusiasts that enjoy the beauty of Filipino folk dance. Following the statement of Philippine national artist and folk dance research pioneer Francisca Reyes-Aquino, "Let folk dances be as they are - of the folk. We can not sacrifice heritage for progress," Hiyas strives to present Filipino folk dance in its most traditional form in an era where authentic steps and movements are modernized or forgotten. The word hiyas (pronounced hee-yahs) means "jewel" or "gem," referring to how its members truly treasure Philippine folk arts and culture. Hiyas is proudly a part of the Filipino Youth Coalition, a nonprofit organization geared toward cultural awareness among Filipino youth in the South Bay San Jose, CA, USA.
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 03:50
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