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Roots MVMT: Honoring 40 yrs of Filipino Culture in Canada

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This project was created to recognize and pass down the Filipino values of what Mr. Bert "Barangay" David maintained for 40 years in Canada.

For without a culture and deep roots to trace back to, we would not have a strong identity for expressing ourselves, knowing how to unify our unique differences and stand in solidarity "BAYANIHAN"

Please donate to our GOFUNDME to help spread Mr. Barangay's Legacy to inspire our generations to respect and be proud of their origins.

This Project will initiate the "PAMANA" (passing down of a legacy through generations) through 5 important phases.

YOUR SUPPORT WILL PAY FOR:

1) July 26, 2024 - Mr. Barangay has initiated the first annual New City Clark Cultural Festival in Pampanga, Philippines with local producers and will be touring 60 Filipino-Canadian Barangay members to perform, tour and be educated with local dance groups.

2) July 25, 2024 - 40 year Recognition Ceremony for Mr. Barangay on his Berlin Farms, Pampanga, Philippines, hosting numerous honorable guests - Food, Event Rental Supplies, labour, travel, awards and documentation. The purchase of 40 Bamboo plants which will be planted on the farm and begin the partnerships with an environmentalist movement to construct more with bamboo.

DONATIONS $150+
Will receive a bamboo plant dedicated in their name at the land dedication and recognition ceremony.

3) Aug 2024 - Indigenous Arts research tour to Northern Luzon to meet Whang-Od, the oldest Tattoo Filipina Artist and an artisanal and negrito, Aeta community - We will provide offerings and hold interviews for a mini-documentary.

4) Aug 2024 - 2025 - Write, illustrate, design and publish a children's book about Mr. Barangay and the values he has passed down to the past, present and future generations who will always have strong roots, character and identities because of their involvement with Philippine Barangay Performing Arts Society. This will be distributed amongst all the schools in Pampanga after published.

5) Aug 2024 - 2025 - The development of a Cultural Dedication Dome on Berlin Farms, Pampanga to house future planned cultural artistic retreats and residencies for international travelers and artists seeking to deepen their connection to their roots as a form of healing and cultural reconnection, led by his daughter, Dianna David.


HISTORY
Forty years ago, upon witnessing the innate Spirit of Dance within his children, he felt a profound calling to nurture their talents within a community steeped in strong values, deep-rooted traditions, and a sense of security, allowing them to fully embrace their authentic selves in the vibrant tapestry of their birth country, Canada.


What began with six young Canadian-Filipina girls, accompanied by a basement brimming with crafted traditional instruments, bamboo creations, textiles, and props meticulously gathered and handmade by him, blossomed into a vibrant Barangay (a Family of Families) that flourished over four decades. Thus emerged The Philippine Barangay Performing Arts Society, a testament to his dedication and vision.


The Roots MVMT Tour, spanning from Canada to the Philippines from July 20 to August 20, 2024, and extending into the future under the guidance of his successors and his daughter, Dianna David, serves as a poignant reminder for us all.

It urges us to honor our origins, embracing the celebrations, traditions, dances, music, and stories passed down by our Ancestors. Like the bamboo, able to bend and adapt to the winds of change as we branch out into the world, yet remain strong and resilient from where we root from.





From our family to yours, maraming salamat sa iyong napakalaking suporta! Thank you very much for you generous support!



Mr. Bert and Lina David
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Donations 

  • Kristine Gabriel
    • $25 
    • 20 d
  • Kenzo David
    • $300 
    • 21 d
  • Nicole Mejia Salceda
    • $25 
    • 26 d
  • Joye Hardiman
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 28 d
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Dianna David
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Edmonton, AB

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