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Limasawa Show Did Not Only Showcase Raw Talent But The Greatness of Filipinos In General

Photos by Salvador Codo Jr.

The Limasawa operetta show did not disappoint the audience at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on Thursday, July 5, for they have injected to the viewers their raw talent and greatness as a Filipino national in general.

The performers are students and some professors at Leyte Normal University and it was their first overseas performance.

The group of some 70 performers had kicked off the show with a medley of Disney songs.

Some songs may be unfamiliar to some, but sure the audience sang along to their version sof Circle of Life (Lion King), How Far I’ll Go (Moana), You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan), Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid), among others.

While singing the songs, a series of Disney character photos are being flashed at the backdrop – making the audience miss the good old days with the characters.

This performance was part of the Act 1: The Muzik Harmonie In Broadway Musicale.

The next was a comical skit. It used Bisaya dialect and almost every scene elucidated laughter from the audience.

They also performed a Filipino traditional dance called pandanggo sa ilaw but instead of using lit candles, they used glasses made out of bamboos.

They balance the glass bamboos on top of their heads while dancing to the rhythm.

The second part was called ‘Bahandin’ A Philippine Rural Suite.

It will not be a Filipino event if Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes did not perform.

The Philippine official sang some of the Filipino classic songs which were popularized in the 80s.

The last part of the act was the story of Limasawa, a municipality in Southern Leyte.

The performers told the legendary tale of Datu Kolambo and his five wives (limang asawa in Filpino).

History has it that the municipality is the first venue in Asia to hold Christian mass.

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