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LAWISWIS KAWAYAN: Philippine Folk Dance

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Uploaded on Jul 14, 2007

A Waray folk song that has becaome popular throughout the Philippine archipelago. The dance is probably a late choreography to the folk song. There are four versions to the Lawiswis Kawayan dance: one from Kolambugan, Lanao performed by the Waray settlers in that place. Another version from Eastern Samar uses a "bangko/puruk-anan" as an implement to the dancing. The male dancers have a mango leaf on their mouth in one figure of the dance.

The two versios from Leyte are very distinct from each other. One version is performed with female dancers holding two branches of the "kalipayan" bush and are swayed in time to the music. This version is usually done during house blessings. The last version is the one described in the classic Waray stage play "Diri Bata, Diri Ulitawo, Diri Inasaw-an". As described, the dancers hold one internode of a bamboo with leaves on it. The dance ends with a pose holding the nodes into one long bamboo pole.

Given below is the Lawiswis Kawayan song which was traditionally sung alongwith the musicians who play the dance music: LAWISWIS KAWAYAN (Tanauan, Leyte version)

Ako magtatanum lawiswis Kawayan
Akon la kan Pikoy palatay-latayan
Salbahis ka Pikoy an imo paghuni
Naghatag ha kalag, hin' ak' kalipayan

Bulahan ka Pikoy, ka Pikoy, tikang panginaun
Nagpili hin sanga,tinugdon, hinapun.
Unina malupad, paglupad iya karantahun
Kundi pagka kulup mabalik guihapon




Watch out for my upcoming videos of the following dances:
Tinikling (Waray)
Itik-itik
Kuratsa Samarnon (Waray)
Lugkat (Waray)
Lukay (Waray)
An Marol (Waray)
Surtido Samareño (Waray)
Ismayling (Amoracion/Amoral) (Waray)
An Lubi (Waray)
An Lab-asero (Waray)
Costurera
Maramyon (Leyte version) (Waray)
Paspe (Waray)
Ginabato (Waray)
Pantomina de Samar (Waray)
Salampati (Waray)
Ti Yadut (Waray)
Lavezares (Waray/Abaknon)
Jota han Kalipay (Waray)
La Jota Samareña (Waray)
Kuradang (Waray)
An Ulitawo (Waray)
Bagol (Waray)
Kadang (Waray)
Ingkoy-ingkoy (Samar version) (Waray)
Pastores (Samar version) (Waray)
Estudiantina (Capul version) (Abaknon)
Mazurka Capuleña (Abaknon)
Panderetas (Tanza, Ilo-ilo version) (Ilonggo)
Engañosa (Pandangyado Mayor) (Waray)
Pandangyado Cariñosa (Samar) (Waray)
Pandagyado Buraweño
Pag-aring (Basey, Samar) (Waray)
Jota Paloana (La Jota Navarra) (Waray)
Paso Doble (Parañaque version) (Tagalog)
Polka Tagala
Culebra (Bulacan) (Tagalog)
Jota Cabangan (Ilocano)
Jota Rizal (Tagalog)
Jota Ibanag (Ibanag)
Chotis Dingreña (Ilocano)
Sangkayao (Bikolano)
Pangkilad (Bikolano)
Flaggey Libon (T'boli)
Madal Tahu (T'boli)
Karal Kafi (Bilaan)
Ati-ati sa Bukid (Cuyo, Palawan) (Cuyunin)
Bendayan (Tchunggas) (Benguet)
Kadal Onuk (T'boli Bird Dance)
Karatong (excerpt) (Cuyunin)
Inday na Kunday (Southern Leyte)
Likod-likod (Ormoc, Leyte)
Gapus-gapusay (Ormoc, Leyte)
Man-manok (Bago)
Sohten (Subanen)
Khinlesung (Subanen)
Pangalitawo (Subanen)
Madrileña (Pangasinense)
Takiling (Kalingga)
Minandagit (Manobo)
Inahaw (Higaonon)
Dugso (Higaonon)
Siring (Tagbanwa)
Sarungkay (Tagbanwa)
Balisangkad (Tagbanwa)
Tugatak (Tagbanwa)
Dagit-dagit (Kinaray-a)
Jota Moncadeña (Ilocano)
Surtido Boronganon (Waray)
Tachok (Kalingga)
Chalijok (Kalingga)
Ballangbang (Applay)
Karasaguyon (T'boli)
Polka Lapis
Apoc (Ilokano)
Pangalay (Sama di Laut/Yakan)
Paunjalay (All girl version) (Yakan)
Silong sa Ganding (MAguindanao)
Kandalamat sa Gandingan (MAguindanao)
Ipat (Demo) (MAguindanao)
Maong a Lalong (Pangasinan)
Palu-palo (Ivatan)
Pawakan (Sabong) (Maranao)
Pinanyuwan (Bontoc)
Buhay sa Bukid (Tagalog)
Pakkong (Benguet)
Buling-buling Pandacan (Tagalog)
Tacon y Punta Danza (Bikolano)
Telipe (Apayao)

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