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Folk Dances: Oasiwas
Posted by Carrie B. Yan on 05/30/2011 10:36 AM

Type:  Christian Dances
Origin:  Pangasinan
Pronounciation:  wah-SEE-wahs

After a good catch, fishermen of Lingayen would celebrate by drinking wine and by dancing, swinging and circling a lighted lamp; hence the name "Oasiwas," which in the Pangasinan dialect means "swinging." This unique and colorful dance calls for skill in balancing an oil lamp on the head while circling in each hand a lighted lamp wrapped in a porous cloth or fishnet. The waltz-style music is similar to that of Pandanggo sa Ilaw.


TAGS: folk dances, culture, cultural heritage, oasiwas

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