Event | Kadayawan sa Davao: Indak-Indak and Tunog

Kadayawan Square
Every Kadayawan sa Davao, the indak-indak sa Kadayawan or the street dancing competition is among the most anticipated events. This year, the Kadayawan Square is the place where the major showdown will be witnessed, erected at San Pedro Street. It is the first time that such a dome is installed for the event and it is really interesting! There are two (2) other points where contingents show their might in dancing and beating the drums for this event,  it is at the intersection of Roxas Avenue-C. M. Recto Street and corner Pelayo Street-Bonifacio Street.

There is always a number of contingents participating in this event, but this year, the event has nine (9) contingents each category: Davao school based and open category. This is another batch of very colorful, dynamic and full of energy performances from different schools of Davao Region and nearby provinces.
Here's the list of winners for the Davao School Based Category:
Champion: Davao City National High School
2nd place: Sta. Ana National High School Performing Arts Guild
3rd place: Buhisan Elementary School
4th place: Francisco Bustamante Central Elementary School
5th place: Jose Bastida Elementary School
Best Music: Davao City National High School
Davao School Based Category Champion
Here's the list of winners for the Open Category:

Champion: Sagayen National School Performing Arts - Asuncion, Davao del Norte
2nd place: Polomolok, South Cotabato Province
3rd place: Gabi National High School, Compostela Valley Province
4th place: Matiao National High School, Mati City, Davao Oriental
5th place: Brgy Panay, Sto. NiƱo, South Cotabato Province
Best Music: Sagayen National School Performing Arts - Asuncion, Davao del Norte
Open Category Champion
Indeed, the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan will never fail its audience with ecstatic performances and great music!

On the other hand, Tunog or music is being showcased at one of the malls in the city. It is a songwriting competition in Davao City wherein it will highlight using vernacular instruments and mixed language.

It is also the first time I have witnessed this event yet it is among my interests as I love hearing Mindanaoan music. Mindanaoan music is something you will hear indigenous instruments played making some great relaxing rhythm with great song message especially about life and nature. One of the famous Mindanaoan musicians is Joey Ayala, who is also one of the judges.
Tunog Champion
The winning entry for the Songwriting Competition is entitled Dinhi sa Dabaw (Here in Davao) by LJ Manzano caught the attention of the judges. Congratulations!

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