Female balian Kantu' usually dressed in Malay style in baju and sarung
, whilst balian banuaka' adorned themselves in traditional Embaloh dress comprising beaded skirts and jackets (kain manik), headcloths (datulu), and hair garlands (bua'/bunga).
BALLET Philippines' Sarung Banggi opened with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) rendering a familiar folk song from the North (Atin Cu Pung Singsing).
Under the baton of Ryan Cayabyab, who also arranged the folk songs, Sarung Banggi transported dance enthusiast to that bygone era when love was pure and not challenged by prenuptial agreement and when traffic jam had yet to enter a commuter's vocabulary.
Gregorio's Sarung Banggi (Paul Alexander Morales) was a dream sequence of the family he left behind.
Members of the PPO performed some well-loved Filipino compositions during the press launch, as arranged in a classical style by composer Ryan Cayabyab: Usahay, the tender Cebuano love song; the popular folk song Sarung
Banggi from Bicolandia; and the lively Tagalog ditty Filemon, Filemon.
The recital also marked the first time the islanders heard a Yuichi Imai 2011 limited-model guitar, of which the lovely strains reached a high point in JosE Valdez's Fantasy Variations based on Potenciano Gregorio's Sarung
heard crowd-pleaser Mahal kita from the foreign acts but, weirdly, also heard Sarung
banggi, watching the Best of Best of K-Pop Concert at the Philippine Arena on Sunday.