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1998 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Sights and Sounds of:
The Philippines - Basketball Court
Basketball courts are found in the center of most every urban and rural barrio and barangay in the Philippines. Introduced by the Americans, the sport was easily adapted to the Philippine environment. Artists from throughout the Philippines, including ensembles from the Talaandig and Maguindanao communities in Mindanao and the Kalinga community in upland Luzon performed on a court similar to one in the Philippines.