The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) closes its 25th anniversary celebration with a concert titled
Mga Kulturang Filipino . . . Buhay na Buhay at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on June 26, 6 p.m.
It will feature various performances from high-caliber musicians and artists in the country to highlight the eight living Filipino cultures.
The anniversary concert will be directed by ace director Floy Quintos and performances from singer-songwriter Joey Ayala and musician Bayang Barrios will be expected. Also gracing the stage are the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Dance Group, the Philippine Opera Company, dance group Next to Innocence, mezzosoprano Clarissa Ocampo and rap performer Kenjohn’s Flippa.
It will be hosted by NCCA Arts Ambassador Boy Abunda and Venus Raj, the ambassador of Dayaw, the indigenous people’s festival of the NCCA.
Notable personalities who helped in the development of the NCCA will also be awarded such as the late President Corazon Aquino, former senators Heherson Alvarez, Edgardo Angara and Leticia Ramos-Shahani and Representative Carlos Padilla.
The achievements of NCCA’s 25 years of existence will be showcased through an audio-visual presentation of its past achievements from its different subcommissions on Arts, on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts, on Cultural Heritage and on Cultural Dissemination.
Mga Kulturang Filipino . . . Buhay na buhay will be attended by present and former commissioners, heads and employees of NCCA. It will also be open to public and admission is free. The concert is in partnership with the CCP.
The organization of the culminating concert is guided by NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon Jr. and NCCA Executive Director Emelita Almosara, CESO IV.