Young Smokey Mountain dancers to hold Bay Area concerts

A rural and fiesta dance

A group of dancers and musicians from Smokey Mountain, Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig (Children of Mother Earth) are arriving in California to perform fundraising concerts on October 12th.

Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig is an environmental performing arts group featuring young people and children who were born and grew up in Smokey Mountain, which is the world’s third largest untreated garbage dump, according to their website.

“This rigorous and disciplined group of performing artists would like to issue a collective call through the dances and rituals of indigenous peoples from the Philippines, to protect God’s creation and to inspire people to treat each other as brothers and sisters.”

The dance group debuted in 1994 with a concert entitled “The Cry of Mother Nature” at the Philippine International Convention Center. Their vision is to make use of the performing arts to call on everyone to join the race to save Mother Earth.

The group has been designated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines as Ambassadors for Peace and Environment.

Two Saturday, October 12th performances at the Skyline College theater have been arranged: a matinee at 2 p.m. and a 7 p.m. gala. Tickets are available at several locations in Daly City, including Serramonte Mall, or can be reserved at “Will Call” prior to the concert.

Please call Joe Espinueva at 650-892-7184 or Jinni Bartolome at 415-308-5258 for additional details on the performances.

Environmental dance

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