Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Music in the Highlands creates Unity in Music

By: Edwin B. Lasquite

Outreach Performances reach Municipality of Talaingod
By: Edwin B. Lasquite of City Information Office/ Music City Gazette

A glimpse of heavenly music that communicates culture and promotes international friendship. No need to go far to have a taste of the different cultural performance of stringed and plucked instruments of the different performing art groups.

The 3rd Internationa Rondalla Festival in the City of Tagum brought music to the highland Municipality of Talingod, Davao del Norte that made it all possible for us to experience a remarkable performance. When the group arrived, school children waved their flaglets, others wore traditional Ata-Manobo costumes as they performed a tribal dance as welcome to the delegates and guests.

The gym was packed with indigenous people, government officials and local residents. Thrilled and grateful for the chance to be visited by International performing groups and to get a taste of there was a real treat.

The PERFORMERS - Music in the Highlands creates Unity in Music.

The Musikahan Outreach program in the Municipality of Talingod was graced by prolific and a dynamic Rondalla Groups- China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra Plucked and Strings from Beijing, China, Roohtaf of India, Philippines Normal College University Rondalla of Manila, Philippines and Tagum City’s pride the Tagum City National Comprehensive High School, Tagum City, Philippines.

The PERFORMERS Philippines and India - Music in the Highlands creates Unity in Music.

We don’t regularly get the chance to see a live performance of foreign performances and it’s always fascinating to see them up-close, hearing their clean-sounding instruments. It sound sweet, soft and slow to sharp, deep loud and fast. All in all, it’s amazing how music from half way around the globe could miraculously fit and shared to the with people in Talaingod.

City Information Office
Rotary Park and Sport Center
8100 City of Tagum

Nonetheless, judging from what my era gathered these multi-cultural music is impressive, interesting, clever and truly unique. 


  1. somehow, nagmahay ko ngano wala ko niattend sa festival :(

  2. Tama Dan no.Naa ka dre ato sa Davao? Cge lang Migo if naa ka na dre sa Davao puyo.Pirmi ta adto sa Tagum.. :)