• NCCA celebrates Independence Day

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    The National Commission     for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will join the nation in the celebration     of the 116th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence through a series of art activities.

    On June 11 and 12, NCCA will participate in the “Mga Pampamahalaang Programa at Serbisyo” where various government agencies will offer their services and showcase their achievements at the Burnham Green Area (in front of Quirino Grandstand), Rizal Park, Manila.

    In this two-day fair, NCCA will have a book sale of its publications and an art workshop to be conducted by young artist Emmanuel “Manu” Farol. With the theme “The Role of the Modern Filipino Youth in Keeping the Philippine Independence,” Farol’s workshop will be open to 20 young children ages 8 to 15.

    Inspired by the vision of NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon Jr. to bring art in public spaces, NCCA has also organized a concert series in selected SM malls in Metro Manila and at the Rizal Park.

    Dubbed as “Malikhaing Pilipino . . . \Kalayaan at Pagbabago,” the concert series aims to deepen the consciousness of the Filipino people about the legacy of Philippine Independence with the performing arts as the medium. The concert series will feature world-class performances from ballet to hiphop, and folk to contemporary.

    The concert series will begin on June 8, 2 p.m., at SM Manila and will be followed by a repeat performance at the Concert at the Park at 6 p.m. on the same day.

    From June 9 to 12, performances will be staged at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia every 6 p.m. Simultaneous performances will also be held at SM Southmall (June 9), SM Bicutan (June 10), SM BF Parañaque (June 11), and Concert at the Park (June 12).

    These activities are made possible through the support of SM Malls, the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Inc., and the National Parks Development Committee.

    NCCA is a member of the 2014 Araw ng Kalayaan Technical Working Committee chaired by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

    For more information, you may call the NCCA Historical Commemorations and National Observances Unit at (02)527-2192 local 505 or e-mail at sch@ncca.gov.ph.

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