Pastor Ed Lapiz  Day by Day Ministries Cultural Redemption

The Soul of the Filipino in Dance

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THE FOUNDERThe_Founder.html
THE RESEARCHThe_Research.html
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From the slopes of the Cordillera mountains to the shores of Palawan, ancient Filipinos have created steps, gestures, sounds and songs that reflect their values and mores.

Mabuhay ang kultura
ng Bayan!

The church should be the sanctuary, not the cemetery of indigenous culture.

Pastor Ed Lapiz

To clap or not to clap? To raise hands or not to raise hands? To kneel or not to kneel? The church is divided on how to praise: with solemnity or with exuberance. Dance_and_the_Christian.html
KALOOB has had extensive cultural research on almost half of the country’s 110 known indigenous groups. Authenticity is a mark of Kaloob performances.The_Research.html
Attend a Kaloob Prayformance, there’s one every so often. Click for information on how you can invite the dance troupe to your locality or country. 
Kaloob presents spiritual ceremonies to rites of passage to events depicting the cycle of life - royal successions, courtships and marriages, planting and harvesting, and even warfare.Repertoire.html
THE CHRISTIANDance_and_the_Christian.html
Cultural Redemption began with the vision of Pastor Ed Lapiz, KALOOB’s founder, when he saw the power of indigenous expressions as a creative tool for enriching national identity and uniting the Filipinos in worship.The_Founder.html

KALOOB means gift or revelation.

We believe that one of God’s finest gifts to the Filipino people is music and dance. This kaloob ng Maykapal serves as a powerful medium in understanding profound spiritual truths and in articulating them in pagsamba or relating to the Divine and in pakikipagkapwa-tao or relating to fellowmen. 

We also believe that KALOOB’s ministry is a revelation, a call from God not only to save and redeem Philippine indigenous arts from demonization and destruction by culturally self- righteous and destructive foreign-based religious missions but also to restore their dignity and use them in contemporary church liturgy. 

As the story of our race was told and preserved in music, dance and rituals, these traditions, along with other native artistic expressions, are repositories of our unwritten histories, values and aspirations. To destroy or forget these in the name of evangelization or even globalization would lead to historical and cultural amnesia and its attendant crisis of identity.  Thus KALOOB is zealously committed to the studious research, documentation, preservation, redemption, promotion and creative reuse of fast- vanishing Philippine indigenous music, dance and rituals.