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PH show knocks Norwegians off their feet

by FFE EU News staff


The Drammen Filipino Dance Group. Photo source: ABS-CBN

 

Dressed in traditional costumes and dancing to hits like “Mamang Sorbetero” and “Dayang-dayang,” Filipino cultural performers wowed audiences at the 5th Filippinsk Kulturaften.

Filippinsk Kulturaften is Norway’s biggest Filipino cultural show organised by the Drammen Filipino Dance Group (DFDG) and supported by Drammen city’s cultural arm Interkultur. Mayor Tor Hansen, a regular at the event, even danced the tinikling with the DFDG.

Filipino comedienne Luzviminda Fredriksen got a huge round of applause for saying she was glad to have met the handsome mayor and that she was willing to be his tour guide if he ever decides to visit the country.

RheAnn Lindeberg, who watched the show for the first time, said “Am very proud na pinapakita natin ang talent ng mga Pilipino. Hindi ko akalain sa Norway, in the middle of nowhere, meron din pala ditong grupo showing our culture talaga.” [Am very proud that we are showing the Filipino’s talent. I didn’t think that there would be a group that would showcase our culture in Norway.]

Maria Kaasa, a Norwegian audience member, said that she was seriously considering visiting the country. She remarked “I have never been to the Philippines but it is one of my biggest dreams to go there. I will be going there.” Like the mayor, she is a regular at the show and is looking forward to next year’s event.

Consul for the Philippine Embassy Patrick Hilado thanked all immigrant groups who contributed to the show. He remarked that they were the “ambassadors of Philippine culture and tradition to our Norwegian friends.”

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