ANGELES CITY -- The youth of this highly-urbanized city were served with a venue to express their creativity and advocacies as the local government here stages the 3rd MusiKalayaan Youth Arts Festival, on June 8 at Plaza Angel, this city.
The event dubbed as “KKK: Kule ning Katimauan Da Ring Kayanakan” is spearheaded by the Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) and the Culture and Arts Council of Angeles (CACA).
Tourism Officer John Montances said that the event is part of the week-long celebration of the Philippine Independence Day.
“This activity is dedicated to the youth for it allows them to showcase their diverse expressions of freedom. We hold this every year before the Independence Day celebration which is a more formal celebration,” said Montances.
Fun-filled activities such as art exhibits, on-the-spot mural painting, theatrical plays, poetry reading, and musical and dance performances from various young Angeleño performers filled the one-day youth arts gala.
For his part, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that the activity also aims to educate the youth about the culture and arts of the city, and the role that the city has played in weaving the history of the country.
“This youth arts fest furthers our goal of inculcating to the youth the valuing of the city’s rich history and the ingenuity of its people. Our youth will inherit all the legacies of our beloved city so it is necessary to enjoin their participation in activities like this,” said Mayor Pamintuan.
Performers in the youth arts festival include the Angeles City National High School Dance Troupe, Anak Bale-balayan, Shane Lumanog, Robynn, On Stage School for the Arts, Aslag Teatro SPCiño, The Dance Conservatory, Teen Information Center, Angeles City Dance Athletes, Sunlag Ensemble, Vien Russel, Sinukwan Kapampangan Center for the Arts, Pot Sembrano and Dr. Flavor.