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Fra Angelico Exhibit and Suípay: Appreciating Arts and Literature

Strengthening its arts and literature advocacies, Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL) commenced Fra Angelico Exhibit and Suípay under University Week 2017.

Undergraduate Student Exhibition

Fra Angelico Exhibit was conducted on Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2017 at St. Pius Hall. The exhibit was a student collaboration exhibit of their various works like products design, prototype engineering works and technology, and architectural projects from the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Fine Arts (CEAFA). The activity was aimed primarily to promote courses offered by the college.

Rawit-dawit, Tigsik, Awit, atbp.

The Center for Sport, Wellness, Culture, and the Arts (CSWCA) organized Suípay 2017 on Jan. 27, 2017 at Daragang Magayon Hall (DMH).

Office of Planning and Development Director Abelardo Belleza shared how Suípay evolved through the years. He reminisced that Suípay started as a small gathering of literati and literary enthusiasts but over the years faculty members, students, and even alumni were invited to celebrate the life of text and context.

Tropang Isko, a band from Camalig, Albay, performed Hare Paghalea, Tawo, and Aber Siisay. All songs were composed by Tropang Isko member Keeks Mitra.

Outstanding Albayano for Literary Arts Raffi Banzuela read a rawit-dawit entitled, An Kagat Kan Diklom. A poem about the struggles of his departed friend Erning, an ice cream vendor. He also read a piece called Abakalero. All of the poems are available in his book Dios Machina.

Commissioner on Filipino Language and Palanca Awardee Abdon Balde Jr. performed a couple of his tigsik and rawit-dawit.

Bicolano singer and composer Jan Aldrin Belisario sang his songs Cabinet, Swirls, and Ngayon Hindi Ka Niya Mahal.

College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) Faculty members Romina Villamor, Michael Molina, Angelica Sajuela, and John Richard Moreno presented their poems to the audience.

AUL Chorale Choir Master Roger Fernandez also performed a Bikolano song.

Su'pay is a literary forum-cum-artist interaction where Bikol artists, writers and poets may read poetry, tell a story, sing a song, or perform a dance number. It has also become an avenue for the exchange of verses and stories and a sharing of melodies and dance.

Posted on: 02.10.2017

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