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April 21, 2012

Memphis Festival in May will focus on Philippines

The Philippines will be the theme of a festival set to be held in Memphis, Tennessee next month, a move seen to attract more foreign tourists to the country.

Memphis In May, which aims to promote diversity and cultural pluralism in the city, will feature Philippine art, music, cuisine and businesses for the whole month of May.

Among the activities lined up for next month are performances by rock band Sponge Cola and Bayanihan National Dance Company, a sample of authentic Filipino cuisine by chef Claude Tayag, and a photo exhibit on the People Power Revolution by Kim Komenich.
Local business executives such as Aurelio Montinola III of the Bank of the Philippine Islands will also take part in the event.

“The rich tradition of the country (Philippines) reflects the diverse indigenous culture from its many islands and draws heavily from Spanish, European, American and Japanese influence,” Memphis in May organizers said on the event’s website.
“Join us in 2012 as we discover this island country and celebrate its cultures, customs, cuisine and commerce.”
Meanwhile, other Memphis in May activities include music festivals and a barbecue cooking contest, among others.


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