Aray (2'19)

Ermita, Manila
MIDI sequenced by Noel Tamayo

A dance whose words are sung in "Chabacano-ermitense," a hybrid of Spanish that was only spoken in the Ermita district before the turn of the century and today is extinct.
The dance itself is a flirtatious one that involves graceful use of the pañuelo, or shawl, and tambourines. Aray means "ouch" in Tagalog.
(Quoted from Noel's Pilipino Folk Dance Glossary)


Photograph: courtesy of The Folklorico Filipino Dance Company
MIDI data : courtesy of Noel's Pilipino Folk Dance Glossary
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