The 1st Budayaw (2017): The BIMP-EAGA Festival on Culture and Arts will be held on September 20-24, 2017 in General Santos City and Sarangani.

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With the theme “Taking Pride in the Creative Diversity of the BIMP-EAGA Region,” the festival will showcase the diversity of creative expressions of the region. The five-day fest shall gather around 300 contemporary artists and indigenous cultural masters. The creative works of cultural masters, artists and cultural practitioners coming from the four countries will be simultaneously showcased in various venues in Mindanao, Philippines, particularly in General Santos City and in the Province of Sarangani.

The Budayaw Festival will be held every two years rotating in the four member countries. The Philippines will host the first festival in 2017 in time for the 50th Anniversary of the ASEAN which the country is also hosting. #Budayaw2017

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