Barrio Fiesta celebrated this weekend in Heritage Hall

February 24, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- The Penn State Filipino Association invites the Penn State community to Barrio Fiesta. It is the annual cultural showcase of traditional Filipino dances, mixed in with skits and musical performances to spread and honor the Filipino culture.

The show features regular favorites such as Maglalatik, which are men in coconuts, and Tinikling, a dance with bamboo sticks. It will introduce new dances such as Imunan, a lovers' triangle affair dance, and Janggay, a dance originating from the southern-most part of the Philippines, featuring 3-inch brass nails.

This year’s Barrio Fiesta would be held from 8:30 to 11 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 28 in Heritage Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center. This is a free event and welcome to everyone. For more information, contact Lauren Legarte at or Angelica de Wit at

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Last Updated March 19, 2009