Cotabato City – A group of Moro kids are learning to play the music commonly featured in traditional banquets and enjoyed by their forebears with the help of a cultural workshop introduced by the Bureau on Cultural Heritage in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BCH-ARMM) this summer.
The kids, aged 7-12, are training on theater arts and in playing the kulintang, a traditional percussion instrument, in the course of three weeks.
“This is part of our efforts to preserve and promote the vibrant culture of the Bangsamoro, especially among the younger generations,” said Ardan Sali, BCH-ARMM director.
He said they also hope the group of 23 kids taking part in the summer workshop will serve as the ‘little ambassadors’ of Bangsamoro culture.
“We know these kids can help us promote and keep the vibrant traditions of the Bangsamoro alive,” he said.
Aside from the summer workshop, BCH-ARMM is planning to hold a Regional Cultural Summit this June to bring together the movers and shakers of the Bangsamoro cultural scene. (Bureau of Public Information)