CCP Cultural Exchange holds “Kutitap” for community children

In celebration of the National Children’s Month and the National Indigenous Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Cultural Exchange Department (CED) will hold the 4th Kutitap: Isang Piging ng Kabataang Makasining from October 23-26, 2012 in various venues at the CCP.

One hundred children and youth representing various cultural communities all over the country will be gathered at the CCP for a three-day celebration of arts, culture and traditions. Kutitap aims to instill among the Filipino children and youth a deep sense of understanding, appreciation and pride for Philippine arts, indigenous culture, as well as to promote creativity and positive social values. Kutitap will conduct interactive activities to include mini-workshops and showcases (in dance, drama, music, rituals, visual arts, etc.), storytelling, crafting, traditional games, film viewing, group discussions, creative collaboration, educational-exposure tours, among others.

Since the first gathering in 2009, Kutitap has already reached over 2300 children from 38 local communities nationwide. In 2011, the project was redesigned for the benefit of the children in Northern Luzon (Hagonoy, Calumpit, Macabebe-Pampanga, & Jaen-Nueva Ecija) which was badly affected by typhoons Pedring and Quiel.

This year’s participants will be children ages 7-12 years from the following cultural communities: Mindanao – Manobo, Maranao, Maguindanao, Mansaka; Visayas – Calbayog, Siquijor, Guimaras, Aklan; Luzon – Ilonggot, Ifugao, Marinduque, Bulacan; NCR – Mandaluyong, Las Pinas, Taguig, Navotas. Children from selected Gawad Kalinga (GK) villages will also be participating in the activities. Kutitap 2012 is being implemented with the support and partnership of Museo Pambata, Star City, Manila Ocean Park, LJC Restaurants, San Miguel Foods Inc.-Purefoods and SAS Batch 1979.

For more information, please call the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at 832-1125 loc. 1708-1710.
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