The Bangsamoro government said that 22 students have successfully graduated from its cultural summer class.
The Bureau on Cultural Heritage (BCH)-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) conducted the class wherein students were taught how to play the Kulintang – a traditional percussion instrument composed of eight small gongs – and the proper execution of the Pangalay dance – a traditional dance of the Tausugs.
The students were composed of children aged eight to 11 years old. The training started on May 2 and the graduation took place on May 10.
Ardan Sali, executive director of the BCH-BARMM, said the summer class aimed to preserve the culture and tradition of the Bangsamoro by teaching and passing on the knowledge to children.
“Unti-unti nang nawawala ang mga kulturang ito. Ngayon ay unti-unti nating bubuhayin,” Sali said.
He also said that the bureau’s next summer class will have lessons on the Kutyapi instrument and the Sagayan dance.