The German Embassy Manila joins the Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines and its member-states in celebrating “Viva Europa 2019”.
Viva Europa is a series of cultural events within the months of April-June highlighting European culture and arts. It aims to highlight European culture, promoting socio-cultural dialogue and awareness, and most importantly, experiencing a unique cultural journey. Viva Europa is also a collaborative effort of the EU Delegation in the Philippines and its member-states, including the European cultural institutes in Manila.
On 7 May, the second installment of the “Euro-Pinoy Concert” will be held at The Ruins in Poblacion, Makati City. As the EU “goes techno” for Viva Europa 2019, the German Embassy Manila joins the Euro-Pinoy Concert with a well-known DJ, who is half-German and half-Filipina. DJ Badkiss is one of the leading female DJs in Manila, known for her edgy look and mesmerizing music. Her roots in funk, soul and R’n’B allow her to conjure a unique mix of flavors from different music genres that keeps everyone dancing to the beat all night. She has a rock solid reputation for a quality music selection that transcends genres, trends and generations which also allowed her to share her outstanding talent with the world – from going on a nationwide tour with Philippine telco giant, Globe, to playing launches and in-store parties as resident DJ for Louis Vuitton. DJ Badkiss performs in different clubs in Manila including Time, Club XX XX (20/20), Chotto Matte, Café Curieux and The Belle and Dragon.
The German Embassy Manila is also pleased to be part of “Lakbayin Natin ang EU” for the third consecutive year. This event, organized in cooperation with Museo Pambata for eleven years and counting, to be held on 23 May, is a children’s festival designed for less privileged children who come from children centers or NGOs around Metro Manila. It serves as an opportunity for the children to learn about the European Union and its member-states through creative activities including games, country presentations, storytelling and more. This year, the children’s festival will highlight the theme of “environment”. The German Embassy Manila hopes to share ideas about Germany’s renewable energy and environment policy with the children in an engaging and interesting manner.
Other joint EU activities supported by the German Embassy Manila include the EU’s “Schuman Cup”, a friendly football match that seeks to expose children from disadvantaged communities to the sport and promote camaraderie and teamwork. The German Embassy Manila is pleased to support “Musica FEUropa 2019”, the annual choral competition organized by the Far Eastern University in cooperation with the EU Delegation and member-states. Running on its 11th year as well, the Musica FEUropa is open to choral groups around the country and seeks to engage these groups in performing both local and European songs as a testament to cultural exchange.
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