Archive for Phillipines
The Leyte Dance Theatre performs a traditional dance from the Philippines called “tinikling”. Dancers do wonderful moves between large bamboo poles that move back and forth and up and down. Performing this dance takes, grace, speed and real skill!
Here’s a slower and more basic version of the tinikling dance from the Philippines. Four graceful children show the basic steps of this proud Filipino national tradition. Want to learn more about this dance and the culture of the Philippines? Check out a great kids book called “The Bamboo Dance” at http://favoritemulticulturalbooks.com/?p=1332.
This song from the Phillipines is in the Native language of Tagalog and in English. We love the images of beautiful children seen with the words behind this song. This is perhaps the best known version of the song, sung by Lea Salonga who is a beloved singer and actress from the Phillipines. You can find out more about her and her music at: http://www.leasalonga.com. Another version of this song was recorded in the USA with English only lyrics by a performer named Roger Whittaker.