The performances of the festival initiated with a folkloric show from Philippine that dazzled attendees on 11th and 12th of this month at Katara esplanade amidst significant attendance of visitors form different nationalities.
The Philippine traditional band dazzled the attendees with their shows entitled "Renewed Traditions" , in which the dances reinvigorate and breathe new life, meaning and feelings into ancient rituals and traditions in the highlands of Mindanao.
The Philippine show continues with "INTRAMUROS OF MEMORY" in which the pervasive echo of four centuries of Spanish influence, augmented by Filipino style, defined by Filipino grace, is typified by this suite of dances.
Philippine stunning show entitled "Mindanao Mosaic" amused the attendees with a performance that depicts the life of people in southern Philippines, on the vast island of Mindanao and on the adjacent island of the Sulu archipelago, where Filipinos who embraced Islam as early as the 14th century live. In this performance, music, dance and costumes reflect Arabian and Indo-Malayan influences while capturing Muslim Filipino culture.
While the performance entitled "People under the Sun", the friendly sunny nature of Philippine country people is captured in sparkling dances of skill, frolic and delight. This suite portrays bits of life on the Philippine countryside today.
It is noteworthy that the visitors of Katara will meet the famous Indian band "Aprajita", a member at the International Indian Cultural forum, on the 18th and 19th of this month.