These are people behind the masks …
Behind all those colorful and elaborately designed masks are the young people of Negros Occidental (usually, high school students from the different barangays of Negros). They invested time, effort and hard work to come up with the great choreography and dynamic presentation. The masks themselves are heavy and difficult to wear, much more to dance with in an upbeat tempo. But these energetic youth sacrificed a lot to put on a GREAT show for all of us to enjoy. Hats off, or better still, masks off to them!
The previous day, rain tried to dampen the spirits of the MassKara Festival participants … but that did not stop them from giving their best. And still with the characteristic smile that has earned Bacolod the monicker, “City of Smiles“. Their energy level was so high and infectious that you would want to dance with them! And we actually did!
To all the Negrense youth who braved the rains and the heat, thank you for the great show! We hope to see you again next year – still with the sunny disposition that makes this world a much better place to live in.
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