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Philippine Folk Art Performance Coming to Chevy Chase Library

Experience dance and music from regions of the Philippines courtesy of Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts at the Chevy Chase Library on May 11.
As part of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Month, the program, which runs at the library from 2 p.m. through 2:45 p.m., is presented in partnership with The Los Angeles Music Center.
For more than 25 years, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts has been an outlet for education and entertainment by presenting, promoting and preserving the richness and diversity of Philippine and Filipino American culture through traditional folk dance and music.
Kayamanan Ng Lahi’s performance “Magkaugnay,” which means interconnectedness, shares a selection of dances from each of the three major regions of the Philippines and offers a glimpse into the various subcultures, including the numerous indigenous and westernized communities.
The performance also reveals three distinct themes about the Filipino culture. It is very diverse, with many cultural communities. Nature is also a major theme and is integrated into many aspects of the dances. Everyday objects, such as glasses, fishnets and coconut shells, can serve as essential items for dancing as well.
Learn about the origin and meaning of not only the famous tinikling dance, but also lesser-known dances, such as lawin-lawin and torayan.
Chevy Chase Library is located at 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive. For accommodations requests, email LibraryInfo@GlendaleCA.gov.

First published in the May 4 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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