Sat, Oct 19


Kay Spiritual Life Center

Hibla at Habi: Our Cloth, Our Story

An evening of indigenous arts & culture, dedicated to Tanghalang Pilipino founder, Elvi Bangit

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Hibla at Habi: Our Cloth, Our Story

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

About the event

For the fourth year in a row, Tanghalang Pilipino ng DC brings to the stage HIBLA at HABI: Our Cloth, Our Story, an evening program featuring indigenous textile, instruments, and celebration of Filipino culture!

This year, HABI at HIBLA is dedicated in memory of our dear Tita Elvi Bangit, a founding member of Tanghalang Pilipino, whose enthusiastic passion and leadership in the Filipino-American community will be so sorely missed.

Free and open to the public, it will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm at American University’s Kay Spiritual Life Center at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.

Free parking is available at the Katzen Arts Center on Massachusetts Ave, see parking map here:

The show highlights Filipino folk songs by the TP Angklung Ensemble (angklung is a musical instrument made of bamboo tubes that have a distinctive resonant pitch when vibrated), our Pinagpala Ensemble (using bronze and bamboo instruments like the agong, kubing, kulintang, hegalong and T’boli bells), and a presentation of traditional and tribal textiles and costumes (such as the Tagalog Terno, Bogobo, Igorot, Tnalak and T’Boli) accompanied by folklore.  This tapestry of fibers and fabrics have stories to tell - their origins and the people who weave them. Woven together, these sounds and rhythms, fabrics and fibers, evoke the rich diversity of Filipino cultural history, its geographic position in the path of the bright sun, and also of typhoons and moonsoons. They carry the heart of Philippine arts and history.

Tanghalang Pilipino’s mission is to promote culture and heritage through music and dance performances with the goal of connecting Filipino Americans to their roots while making diverse communities aware and appreciate Philippine culture.

For more information, contact Annie Rivera, 703-927-1498,

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