The Philippine Embassy in Nairobi showcased Philippine tradition and meals on the eighth Nairobi Worldwide Cultural Competition (NICF) held on 17 June 2023 on the Nationwide Museums of Kenya (NMK) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Returning after a three-year hiatus, the NICF supplied a platform for the Kenyan public to immerse themselves within the wealthy and various cultures of various nations in the direction of fostering intercultural understanding. The NICF featured cultural performances, sales space displays, and demonstrations of conventional crafts and humanities, underneath the theme “Coming Once more Collectively”.
The Philippine Embassy sales space showcased an array of Filipino merchandise resembling abaniko, eating ware product of capiz shells, miniature jeepneys, and pearl equipment. The sales space guests additionally loved Filipino delicacies resembling adobo, kutsinta, pancit bihon, and lumpia, whereas watching Philippine tourism movies.
The Nightingales, a Filipino soprano duo who visited Nairobi by way of the assist of the Nationwide Fee for Tradition and the Arts (NCCA), additionally took the NICF stage by storm and captivated the viewers with their breathtaking vocal prowess. Their set included a Filipino folks medley, a conventional Kenyan folks music referred to as “Ning Wendete”, and “Pangako Sa’Yo” which can be the title of the preferred Filipino teleserye in Kenya. The Nightingales’ rendition of “Pangako Sa’Yo” deeply resonated with the viewers and drew an enthusiastic applause.
In her temporary message on the opening ceremony, Philippine Ambassador Marie Charlotte G. Tang emphasised the significance of cultural exchanges in nurturing understanding and deeper friendships between nations and peoples.
Mr. John Ololtuaa, Principal Secretary of the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage, highlighted in his keynote deal with how the competition fosters mutual understanding, celebrates range, and embraces new views.
Other than the Philippine Embassy, different collaborating diplomatic missions and establishments within the NICF had been from Japan, China, India, Ethiopia, Morocco, Costa Rica, Mexico, Somalia, and Botswana.
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