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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Music, Craft, and Food by Kinding Sindaw

New York - Kinding Sindaw Heritage Foundation, in partnership with New Americans Program and Queens Public Library presents ​Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Music, Craft, and Food by Kinding Sindaw, ​as part of Queens Public Library’s ​Immigrant Heritage Month​ series. 

To celebrate, Kinding Sindaw will hold a Filipino flag making workshop, as they teach about the history of the flag, what it’s colors represent, and guests will have a chance to make their own Filipino flags with materials provided. In addition, there will be a Food Tasting Workshop, part of the Land is Life project of Kinding Sindaw which is featuring Sindol by Ivy Mohammed, Guinataan by Kabisera, Tupig of Pearl Talledo, and Cassava cake by Nurmini Lali, wherein dishes will be shared and members will discuss how these recipes have become beloved staples in Filipino cuisine. 

The day’s events will culminate with a live presentation of traditional music and dance, as guests will get a chance to learn about the rich histories of music, songs, chants, and dances from the southern islands of the Philippines, all accompanied with a live kulintang gong ensemble. Guests will be able to participate with the group and join in on the dances as Kinding Sindaw walks you through these living traditions.

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day ​will be held on Saturday, June 15, starting at 12:00PM at Queens Public Library in Jackson Heights. RSVP at For more information, please call 718-990-0891 for English, 718-990-0730 for Tagalog, or email us at

This program is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

and the Heart Foundations.

Kinding Sindaw is a NYC-based nonprofit dance theater company that is composed of tradition-bearers, artists, and educators founded by Potri Ranka Manis in 1992. Kinding Sindaw exists to assert, preserve, reclaim, and re-create the ancestral living tradition traditions of dance, music, martial arts, storytelling, and orature of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao, Southern Philippines.


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