What an incredible day! It was a bright, crisp, and slightly windy fall New England day that unfolded into a vibrant celebration of community, family, and love. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello and learn about the indigenous tribes of the Philippines, particularly the T'Boli.
Harvard Square was alive with enthusiasm, pride, and the unique rhythms, dances, crafts, and cuisine of the Philippines. We had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people within the local Boston Fil-Am community. One woman approached us at the MgaKwento booth, her face filled with wonder, and said, "I've lived here for 22 years, and I've never seen so many Filipinos in Boston." Her smile spoke volumes—she felt a sense of belonging and a taste of "home."
We'd like to extend our gratitude to everyone who supported local artists Lewanda and Zoe. Zoe made her debut with her handmade ceramic pendants inscribed with Baybayin script. Thank you for being a part of this beautiful day!
MgaKwento is a storytelling collaboration exploring the intersection of art , ethnic identity development and experiences of the Filipino diaspora.