The critically acclaimed Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts from Los Angeles performed at the Merrie Monarch Ho’ike.
Video by David Corrigan
HILO – The thousands in attendance for the Merrie Monarch Festival’s annual Ho’ike on Wednesday night were treated to a special performance by the Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts from Los Angeles.
From the group’s website:
Under the leadership of Joel Jacinto, Barbara Ele and Ave Jacinto, Kayamanan is committed to presenting, promoting and preserving the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance and music, to educate, entertain and enlighten. Kayamanan’s artistic approach is based on anthropological research, resulting in a strong and appropriate translation between traditional folk and folkloric Philippine dance and music forms and styles – from the village to the stage. Noted for its extensive dance repertoire, costumes and music ensembles. Kayamanan has received numerous accolades including L.A. Times’ description of one of the group’s concert as ” …consistently exciting and a triumph of enlightened cultural preservation.”kayamanan.org
For More information
LINK: Kayamanan Ng Lahi
LINK: Merrie Monarch Festival