BAHAY NI KUYA
The Home of Philippine Folk Heritage and Resource Center of the National Artist for Dance, Ramon Arevalo Obusan
The Cultural Center of the Philippines through the Arts Education Department and the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Foundation Inc. (ROFF) launched the “Bahay ni Kuya” on September 21, 2017 at 094 Road 4, CAA Housing Area PilderaII, NAIA, Pasay City.
Bahay ni Kuya is the Home of Philippine Folk Heritage and Resource Center of the National Artist for Dance, Ramon Arevalo Obusan. It will operate to revive, safeguard, preserve and make the National Artist’s collections readily accessible, and provide service to the cultural education needs of artists, youths, students, scholars, teachers and arts enthusiasts.
The foundation, led by its the board of directors composed of Obusan family members and the ROFG members, has reached out to tap possible collaborations, in line with the wishes of the late National Artist Ramon Arevalo Obusan as to how his foundation can be utilized, “find a way where the ROFF can be of full service to the generations to come. Make sure that my researches are transferred to the top-of-the line CDs to be preserved and eventually used by the next generation.”
The ROFF honors the founder’s wish by continuing to be a CCP resident company and identifying areas to focus on such as Batang ROFG; digitization and preservation of Ramon Obusan Collections and Artifacts; training and lecture-demonstration in various communities, and the Bahay ni Kuya project.
Some of Ramon Obusan’s Heritage Collection – textiles, costumes, accessories, musical instrument and artifacts.
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