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"Musikahan" calls for 2010 participation

By Davao City Tourism and City Information Office

City of Tagum, Island of Mindanao (7 September) -- The 2010 Musikahan Festival, Davao Region's Festival Opening Salvo in 2010, calls all participants and performers from the different cities, municipalities and provinces in the country to join and celebrate the longest running music festival.

The Executive Committee headed by Ms. Alma L. Uy is now on its final track for the February 19-28, 2010 Musikahan Festival to be held at the New City Hall site, Jesus V. Ayala Avenue in Apokon Road of Tagum City, Mindanao, Philippines.

Musikahan Festival began as the Mindanao's grandest music festival seven years ago. Today, it expands its invitation all over the Philippines to for a massive awareness that music runs through the vein of every Filipino. Various expressions and forms, the festival opens its music components from traditional, folk to contemporary and from competition to production and performance showcases.

Millions worth of cash prizes await the winners and commendable recognitions will be given to the outstanding musical performers. The competitions are open to children, youth and adult categories either in school or community based.

The events are:

  • Rondal-Awit (Rondalla Playing & Vocal Solo Competition);
  • Avenida Musika (National Brass Band Competition-Open Category),
  • Kasikas Sa Dalan (National Drum & Bugle Competition-Elementary Category);
  • Himig Handog (National Choral Competition-children, youth, college & adult choirs & Open Quintet Competition);
  • Raprapan (Rap and Instrument Playing Competition);
  • Pasiklaban (Battle of the Bands Competition) and the
  • Byaheng Musikahan (National Music Video Competition).

Special performances shall also be included during the national music gathering as the world's renowned Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra shall perform their outstanding pieces as part of their First Mindanao Tour, plus the music theater productions of Mindanaoan artists shall be presented as special showcases for the delegates of the National Schools Press Conference 2010 to be held in the city in time during the music festival.

Entry forms are now available at the City of Tagum Tourism Council Office through Ms. Gigi Abella, Head Secretariat at (084) 2184727, (084) 3701424 or Mobile No. +63923-6580531 or email us at or visit the website at

You may inquire or ask for an online guidelines and registration on the stated email. Deadline for the submission of entries shall be on December 15, 2009 at 5:00 P.M. and look for Faith and Darwin. (CIO-Tagum) [top]

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