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‘Filipiniana Rondalla’ brings Filipino music to Bahrain

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The Philippine Embassy, in collaboration with the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and in partnership with Gulf Air, is bringing the Philippine cultural group, “Filipiniana Rondalla”, to the Kingdom of Bahrain for a number of performances.

It is part of the Embassy’s commemorative activities for the 126th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence today.

The Filipiniana Rondalla will perform at the Dana Mall on 13 June 2024 at 6pm, in conjunction with Lulu Hypermarket’s Pinoy Week.

They will also stage a concert at the Cultural Hall on 14 June 2024 from 4 to 6pm.

For inquiries, please email the Embassy at mamana.pe@ dfa.gov.ph. This cultural project of the Philippine Embassy is also supported by Global Travel & Tours WLL.

The Filipiniana Rondalla was formally launched in 2002 and aims to promote and preserve Philippine culture and arts through rondalla music.

The word “rondalla” is from the Spanish word ronda, meaning “serenade.” Rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments that are played with a plectrum or pick.

The instruments used are made of native wood and played with a tortoise-shell plectrum. This form of music originated in Spain and became a popular folk music in the Philippines starting in the 19th century.