Catch CCP’s Grand Light-and-Sound Show for Free

It starts on September 26, Thursday.

( Light-and-music shows aren't unusual in Metro Manila, especially when November starts to roll in. But Christmas is coming a bit early for passersby and frequent visitors at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City as they open Sinag: Festival of Radiance on September 26. You can watch the Leandro Locsin-built structure come to life with a 10-minute light-and-sound show every 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for free. Regular schedule runs from September 27 to January 5 with shows every 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.

Watch the CCP come to life with laser lights.
PHOTO BY Chris Millado

Sinag: Festival of Radiance coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), which officially opened its doors on September 8, 1969. The lights are set to "dance" to the music of "Pagdiwang sa Ginintuang Pagsilang," which was written by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and orchestrated by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab.

Christmas lanterns from Pampanga adorn not only the façade, but also lampposts around CCP.
PHOTO BY Chris Millado
See the 20-foot art installation by Toym Imao when you pass by Roxas Boulevard.
PHOTO BY Chris Millado

Aside from the show, you can also see beautiful lanterns hanging on the façade of CCP's main building. These lanterns are made by Kapampangan crafters led by Arvin Quiwa. The Center's front lawn is also graced by a massive art installation by Abdulmari “Toym” Imao Jr. It features a 20-foot sundial, which represents the significance of arts and culture in society through time.

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Sinag: Festival of Radiance runs from September 27 to January 5, 2020 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The light-and-sound show runs daily for 10 minutes every 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.

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