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27th Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival set on Oct. 27

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The 27th Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival will be held on Oct. 27 at Aliw Theater in Pasay City to celebrate friendship between the two countries.

Performances from Bayanihan (top) and Korea National Gugak Center (bottom) will be the highlight of the concert. (Photos from Bayanihan and National Gugak Center) /mb.com.ph

Performances from Bayanihan (top) and Korea National Gugak Center (bottom) will be the highlight of the concert.
(Photos from Bayanihan and National Gugak Center)

Under the theme “Hand In Hand,” the festival is aimed at further boosting cultural exchange between the Philippines and South Korea.

The festival will have two parts. The annual talent competition will see Filipino and Korean finalists who will perform in Korean and Filipino.

Traditional performances from both Korea and the Philippines will be the highlight of the Phils-Korea Concert, the second part of the program.

Korea National Gugak Center will play traditional Korean instruments and perform traditional Korean folk dance “Seungmu” and song “Arirang.”

Bayanihan, the country’s national folk dance company, will represent the Philippines by performing traditional Filipino folk dances.

Other performances will include a traditional Korean drum number by Buk Chum-Drum Dancing Team from Cainta Sejong Hakdang and opera singer “Bless.” Special performances by ShowBT’s upcoming Filipino K-pop idol group SB19 and the K-pop idol BNF will complete the program.

The festival will also showcase cultural activities, product booths and Korean food stalls for the attendees.

The 27th Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is hosted by the United Korean Community Association (UKCA), Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines and the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

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