Gabii sa Kabilin is now on its 10th year. Every year the organizers agree on a new theme which becomes the basis of the concept and storyline of the participating sites. This year’s theme is “Forging Peoples”. More info on RAFI website.
Here is MoNA’s take on this year’s theme:
“Civilizations Flourish by Forging Ecological and Cultural Diversity”
Maíz- Mais, Cacao-Kakaw, Piña-Pinya, Plátano-Saging, Mango- Manga, Hibiscus-Gumamela, Fiesta-Pista, Casamiento-Kasal, Procesión-Prosesyon, Virgen María –Birhen Maria, Cochero-Kutsero, Guitarra-Gitara, Chinelas-Tsinelas, Jeepney-Dyipni, , Salvavidas-Salbabida, Feria-Perya, Escuela- Eskwelahan, Tiangue- Tiangi
These are ecological and cultural imports from China, India, Mexico, Spain and the United States of America. They have been ingrained and assimilated in our environment and way of life for centuries that they are now part of who we are, what we eat, what we do and how we live. During your visit to the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA] at West Gorordo Hotel, you will have the chance to see the artworks of Paulina Constancia that depict these symbols, rituals, traditions and celebrations that were forged through ecological and cultural exchange with our colonizers and trading partners.
You will also have the opportunity to:
– Join a Museum Scavenger Hunt
– Learn to Play the Ukulele with Venus & Regie Bernaldez of TURTULELE
– Listen to the legend of “Why the Sea is Salty/Nganong Parat ang Dagat”
– Make An Original Pineapple Monoprint
– Participate in LINUSAK Making & Tasting
-Taste Pinoy Gelato Flavors and Locally Produced Milk
– Color & Embellish a Paper Jeepney
– Visit the Studio of Paulina Constancia
– Be Part of a Paulina Constancia Painting at our Photo Booth
Come and join us as we celebrate our unique ecological and cultural heritage. Win cool prizes!!! Check out attached poster