Indonesia and the Philippines present cultural programs

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado

The Philippines and Indonesia presented the best of their culture through music and dance during the 15th International Congress of Coexistence and Universal Brotherhood.

On May 10 at 7pm the program of the Congress started with Filipino music and dance. The program of that country presented Filipinos living in Mexico. That country brought not just live singers who sang “Pinoy Ako” and “Pililin mo ang Pilipinas” but also dancers who performed dances from the Philippines such as Bulaklakan, Kalinga and Itik-Itik. The music was mixed with the dance and at the end of the event members of the audience were invited to dance.

At the end, the representatives of that country presented a fashion show of traditional clothing of the country, featuring a meztita, linen suit, a terno and a Lukso tiknik, among others. The members on the stage also waved their country’s flag.

Indonesia was represented on the stage by the group Pakoeningrat, which emerged in Mexico City in May 2012 with a vision of promoting the culture of that country on the American continent.

Indonesia also showed a video of the natural and architectural beauty that the country has to offer for tourists.

The Congress will end on Saturday, May 17, at 8pm at the Jardín Principal with a performance by the lions from the Chinese circus of Beijing.


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