As an Education Center, SAMAHAN also offers cultural workshops that are mostly inter-active, comprised of lecture and demonstration.
SAMAHAN dancers and musicians may also perform in addition to the workshop.
Workshops generally offered:
Philippine Gong Music – the Kulintang . Tinikling 101 (popular amongst schools) . Demystifying the Philippine Muslim Dance and Music
Angklung (Bamboo musical instrument) . Regional Diversity in the Philippines: Nation of Multiple People
Popularization of Philippine Dance: The Bayanihan Effect . Brown Skin, White Minds: Fighting Colonial Mentality
FREE WORKSHOPS ON MAGUINDANAO CULTURAL DANCES AND MUSIC OFFERED IN 2021
Workshop #2 – Introduction to Maguindanao Kulintang (Gong) Music
Workshop Series on Maguindanao Tribal Dances & Music
is partially funded by the Alliance of California Traditional Arts (ACTA)
and the California Arts Council
Silung Sa Ganding – demonstrates the beauty and grace of a Maguindanaoan woman as she effortlessly moves like the swaying coconut trees in the wind and the gandingan gongs in a kulintang ensemble. Datu Wampa choreographed this dance as entertainment for festive occasions.