Panay News

6 ‘Sinamba’ groups ready to spice up Paraw Regatta

- ❙ By Glenda Tayona

ILOILO City – Six dance groups are ready to take the center stage and turn up the heat with their sizzling dance moves as they compete for this year’s face-to-face comeback of the Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta.

Formerly called Samba de Regatta, the Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta is one of the highlights of the 50th Iloilo- Guimaras Paraw Regatta Festival.

The anticipate­d musicand- dance competitio­n is on March 18 starting at 4 p. m. at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand.

Prior to the competitio­n proper, the participat­ing groups will have a street dance performanc­e in their Rio de Janeiro mardi gras-inspired exotic costumes from the Iloilo Provincial Capitol to the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand via Sunburst Park in the City Proper district.

There will be four stops: front of the capitol, Solis Street (front of BPI), JM Basa (front of RCBC), and Sunburst Park.

According to the Junior Chamber Internatio­nal ( JCI) Iloilo Inc., committee head of the Sinamba sa Regatta, the competing groups are the following:

* Grupo Fuerte Baile of Fort San Pedro National High School,

* Grupo Batucada of Iloilo Dance Sports Club,

* Grupo Del Oeste of West Visayas State University,

* Grupo I l onggo de Saltatores headed by Errol Jave Villabos,

* Grupo na Sidlangan headed by Linane Soncio, and

* Grupo Phinma UI Os Melhores Bailarinos of University of Iloilo-PHINMA.

“Ang kinalain subong kay live performanc­e gid ang aton music… Ang kinalain pa gid subong nga tuig is we are encouragin­g them to do their own compositio­n. Tanan nga kanta nga mabatian niyo will be already their compositio­n and after the competitio­n, ang tanan nga compositio­n nila i - compil e s ang J CI through the office sang IFFI (Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc.) para every year may ara kita mga compilatio­n sang mga music nga pwede naton ipabugal nga ini are made by Ilonggos,” said June Sia of JCI- Iloilo.

There will be a temporary road closure and rerouting for the Sinamba sa Regatta especially in areas where the street dancing will be held.

The road closure will start at 3 p.m. until the parade for street dancing is over, but only one lane ( left side if coming from the capitol) will be closed.

Public Safety and Transporta­tion Management Office head Jeck Conlu said they are waiting for the approval from the city council regarding the road closure and rerouting./

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