The festival hopes to feature all the major ethnolinguistic groups in the Cordillera and create a non-commercialized venue for the re-rooting of young Igorots in their cultural values and music traditions.
Gong Festival News
On Oct. 8, 2017, the powerful and resounding sound of gongs will fill the air once again, as the 5th Baguio Gong Festival holds its Gong Walk from the Post Office to Ibaloi Park. The Gong Festival is a celebration of the rich culture of the Cordilleras, as well as that of Indigenous Peoples Month (every October.)
Now on its fifth year, the festival brings together indigenous cultural groups in the city to share and showcase cultural presentations that revolve around the use of the gong in Cordilleran culture.
Pilipinas Popcorn got an exclusive interview with the organization behind the f ...
In a region where 90 percent of the population is made up of ethnic groups, a celebration of Indigenous Month in the Cordillera region is truly festive.
After all, tribal cultures are known for their ornate fineries??"their dances, music and arts.
A highlight of the month's celebration was the event to close Indigenous Month on October 30, with the celebration carrying the theme "Indigenous People's Empowerment towards Peace, Unity and Development."
Baguio Convention Center reverberated with the vibrant sounds of gongs, and young and elders alike came in their tribal outfits for a wh ...
Ibinida ng mga katutubo sa Cordillera ang mayamang kultura sa pagdiriwang ng araw ng Indigenous People's Rights Act at Gong Festival. Umaasa ang mga katutubo na hindi mababaon sa limot ang kultura at tradisyon kasabay ng pag-unlad.
The fourth Baguio Gong Festival culminated with a day-long showcase of indigenous Cordilleran dances on October 30. In this year's festival, more than 20 cultural groups from all over the region performed during the festival held at the Baguio Convention Center.
Baguio Gong Festival and Indigenous Peoples Month
Officials from the city and provincial local governments also participated. The event also served as a culminating activity for Indigenous Peoples Month. Thus the invited special guest, Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag is a Cordilleran. A native of Natonin, Mt. Province, she g ...
The Gong Festival has highlighted anew the rich cultural heritage of the various indigenous groups in the Cordillera when young and old performers gathered in Baguio City last Sunday.
The activity is credited to organizers who led efforts of sustaining the festival, which was launched in 2013 in a bid to preserve the cultural heritage passed through generations despite strong influences of other cultures.
Guests invited to grace the occasion held at the Ibaloy Heritage Garden at Burnham Park hailed the performers, especially the males in g-string for not wearing other modern garbs, if on ...
Apart from its nice weather and famed strawberries, Baguio showed it can offer a travel experience like no other.
Baguio tourists were treated to cultural indigenous dances along Session road, and the playing of a hundred gongs, an instrument that dates back 3,500 years, as cultural groups showcased Cordillera's rich cultural heritage in celebration of the third Gong Festival in Baguio City.
Organizers said the event sought to improve preservation of the region's cultural heritage, and at the same time raise the youth's awareness on the early Filipino culture.
"This is a celebration, ...