Congratulation! and Big salute to our young Filipino Cultural and Environmental advocates in Montreal for their very successful Mindanao Ethnic presentation today at the Ecomuseum du Fier-Monde at 2050 Amherst St., Montreal, Quebec Ms.Brigid Marlin now 83 years old graced the opening day. Ms. Marlin was famous for her painting “The Rod” which is a limited edition. And she is also the founder of Canadian Society For Art Of Imagination. Jean Pronovost, the organizer and host of the exhibit was amazed of the bamboo music instrument “Kubing” that he volunteered to play some music as an intro for the group. Guests artist, visitors, and viewers were all in silence and all eyes to the performers as it was not a usual sound of music, dances and rituals they have just witness and showed their admiration with a great applause after the performance.
Great Appreciation to the young Filipino cultural advocates who had shown to the world some of the Filipinos culture particularly the Mindanao ethnic group. Three of the performers were from Cordillera Province Ms. Elayne Calgo, Rio Calgo and Jason Patrimonio were also members of the Filipino Indigenous People’s Organization in Quebec (FIPOQ). And three performers came from Mindanao namely Abigail Pegano, Ryan Pegano of Compostela Valley and Cristine Moreno Centillas of Bukidnon. Aiven Pegano of Compostela Valley Province assisted in the artist’s catalog distribution. Special thanks to the parents of these youth, Mrs. Agnes Calgo and Mr. Vener Pegano. Canadian Pinoy Radio-Montreal DJ Yuwie for the ethnic music mixed and Lady Explorer for the conceptualization and coaching of the presentation. Credit to Mr. Waway Saway for his indigenous music.