Musikahan Sa Tagum 2011: We Were There!

We checked into Tagum City on the penultimate day of Musikahan sa Tagum 2011. Good thing we were still able to catch up on some of the music events over the weekend.

Visiting Tagum was a refreshing change of view for us. From downtown Davao City, it should take about an hour to reach Tagum. Our trip, however, took us 2.5 hours because of our many stopovers for sights and snacks. 🙂

We absolutely loved Maharlika Highway — the main road through the city — especially because of the palm trees adorned through the entire sidewalk. It’s like driving through Beverly Hills, California!

We were also impressed with the New City Hall of Tagum. Construction is not totally done yet, but we can already see the potential of this landmark Tagum destination.

Tagum City Hall's central auditorium looks like it can pack 1000 people in a concert!

The outdoor stage at the New City Hall in Tagum CityStatues of children enjoying music. Behind them is the New City Hall in Tagum City.

Amazing fountain and lights display at the New City Hall in Tagum City

Himig Handog 2011 Choral Competition was a delight to watch! We enjoyed seeing various choral groups sing their heart out on stage, and dress up for the contest. Congratulations to Davao teams St. Joseph, University of Mindanao, and University of Southeastern Philippines for finishing fourth, third and second place, respectively.

Himig Handog 2011 Choral Competition in Tagum City's new city hall

Tagum City was a breath of fresh air for us, providing us with a much-needed break from the usual. The city’s music lifestyle also gives Tagum a tourist-friendly face. We hope next year’s Musikahan sa Tagum will be equally exciting, if not more.

A drummer made from a series of lights, found in Tagum City

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  1. I’m glad we were able to meet you there, cheers

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