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17 June 2019 - 15 Sivan 5779 - ט"ו סיון ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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6th International Rondalla Festival celebrates plucked-string instruments E-mail

More than 300 pluckedstring musicians from a host of countries, including Israel, are gathering in Silay City in the province of Negros Occidental, the Philippines, for the 6th annual International Rondalla Festival, which runs from 3 to 11 November.

The nine-day plucked-string festival, dubbed “Cuerdas Sang Paghili-usa” (Strings of Unity), is a collaborative undertaking of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts through the National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation and the Musicological Society of the Philippines. It has been held every three years since 2004, and is hosted by major cities in the Philippines and Taiwan.

Participating in the festival this year are musicians from Israel, China, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, France and the Philippines.

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