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Festival Events

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) turns 50, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in the East Asian Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) come together to celebrate their rich diverse cultures and shared heritage of the EAGA region. Cultural masters and contemporary artists from the BIMP-EAGA troop to Mindanao, the exciting crossroads throbbing with the cultural cross-currents of continuity and change, for this week-long multidisciplinary festival.

Our Creative Diversity

Colloquium and Exhibition

The Colloquium aims to bring together scholars, researchers, policy makers and cultural workers in the BIMP EAGA to discuss and share experiences on the development of culture and arts, and its governance in the region. It also aims to foster the exchange of ideas about the future of regional cooperation on culture and arts.


Tapestry of Dreams

Ikat Pavilion Showcase

A specially designed pavilion serves as the shared domain of invited master IKAT weavers of the EAGA. They will show us how context shapes mastery of techniques over our natural resources.


Soundscapes of the Earth

Showcase of Indigenous Music Virtuosos

Tell-tales of EAGA-based Virtuosos in Traditional Music showcasing indigenous musical instruments --- gongs, bamboos, lutes, pluck-string instruments --- that are wielded to create the soundtrack capturing the rhythms and ruptures of our contemporary lives that may or may not break through our past and even our future.


Under One Sky

Visual Arts Exhibits and talks

EAGA Collaborative Installation Art and EAGA Visual Arts Exhibition. Two (2) visual artists from each country shall collaborate to conceptualize and mount an outdoor installation art piece that shall be unveiled during the opening ceremony of the festival. This is the iconic marker of the Budayaw. The event shall also showcase the creative works of another five (4) visual artists from each country of the EAGA region who shall bring the festival theme to life.


Young Voices Rising

Youth Chorale Concert

Invitational Choral Concert Performance open to selected youth choirs (ages 16 to 24 years old) from the BIMP-EAGA region who shall converge in one venue to fill the air with their winning voices as they all sing a select repertoire of their country songs and they shall together interpret the festival theme composed by a renowned ASEAN musician.


Jewels of the EAGA

Dance, Music, Drama Performances

Performing groups showcase the best of contemporary theatre, dance, and music highlighting the traditions and triumphs of communities on the road to peace, development, and resilience.


Madayaw! Bulos Kano

Community Outreach Performances

Country exhibition shall be installed and country tourism lecture- demonstrations shall be held to promote their respective tourism products and destinations.


Budayaw + Tours

Destination Mindanao Package Tours

Flee-market, Outdoor Music Concerts, Collaborative Performances, Community Performance Outreach, Cultural Exchange, Hosted Community Tours, and Creative Interactions, etc.


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