Rhodamae M. Hernandez
KADAYAWAN is back on the track as a festival in celebration of the city’s harvest and culture even if for a time it became just a festival, period.
This year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival will be what it was being primed to be before crass commercialism came in, sweeping aside the underlying lumad culture that was supposed to be part of the celebration — and not just lumad culture for show.
“Lumadnong Kagikan, Mabungahong Kinaiyahan, Gasa sa Kaitas-an (Indigenous ancestry, bountiful nature, God’s gift)”, the festival’s theme this year says it all. Read more…