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DanceInagta de Nazareno
MeaningDance of Inagta for Jesus of Nazarene
Dance CultureReligious, Entertainment
Place of OriginDatag, Siaton, Negros Oriental
Ethnolinguistic GroupAgta
ClassificationReligious, Entertainment
Background / Context

Having no other image except for a six-inch statue of the Nazareno in their small chapel, the Inagta Group go a-caroling the pastores way centered on their Nazareno image instead of Sto Nino. Consequently verses , songs of praise and prayers all refer to the Nazareno.

                                                               

There as many versions of the Pastores (Christmas Sheperds) as there are people believing that this blessed season is the best time for giving.If the bicol region and some places in Visayas have children Pastores dolled up like figurines in a cake , the short kinky-haired agta of Datag, a hilly place in Siaton, Negros Oriental.

 

Christianity’s gift to the agta is the image of the Jesus of Nazarene (Jesus Nazareno) which ,in Datag village,is venerated as its patron saint. At Christmas time the image is carried around town accompanied by a song-and-dance performance called Daigon. Daigon to the Visayans is the singing of Christmas Carols sung in the Visayan-Cebuano. The agta carry the image of the Nazarene from house to house,performing and expecting a few pesos from generous households. All chants are started by a capitan (Captain-Leader) and a side-kick, chorused by the dancers . Monotonous waltzes and fore arm rolls are broken by free-for-all figures with everyone making paso doble. After a day’s roaming proceeds are shared equally among the performers and a part donated to the village’s chapel for its upkeep.

Inagta de Nazareno Song Lyrics

LYRICS

I.
Kapitan:
Daygon Ta Si Hesus Nasareno
Hinaniban Kong Hesus
Others:
Daygon Ta Si Hesus Nasareno
Hinaniban Kong Hesus

II.
Kapitan:
Ang Kalasag Ni Maria
Ang Bangkaw Ni Angelito
Others:
Ang Kalasag Ni Maria
Ang Bangkaw Ni Angelito

III
Kapitan:
Angelito Nga Sangay Ko
Ro Saritos Sa Uluhan Ko
Others:
Angelito Nga Sangay Ko
Ro Saritos Sa Uluhan Ko

IV.
Kapitan:
Ang Anghel Sa Kiliran Ko
Imo Kaming Pagbantayan
Sa Among Pagkatulog
Others:
Ang Anghel Sa Kiliran Ko
Imo Kaming Pagbantayan
Sa Among Pagkatulog

V.
Kapitan:
Akon Dili Kami Madayunan
Ni Atong Kalit Na Kamatayon
Others:
Akon Dili Kami Madayunan
Ni Atong Kalit Na Kamatayon

VI.
Kapitan:
Ang Santo Nino Sa Sugbo
Nag-Antos Siyang Milagroso
Others:
Ang Santo Nino Sa Sugbo
Nag-Antos Siyang Milagroso

VII
Kapitan:
Tala Senor Kami Panabange
Senor Kami Kaloy-E
Others:
Tala Senor Kami Panabange
Senor Kami Kaloy-E

VIII
Kapitan:
Kalag Namoy Masakit
Tu-A Na Sa Purgatoryo
Others:
Kalag Namoy Masakit
Tu-A Na Sa Purgatoryo

IX.
Kapitan:
Santisima Trinidad
Sa Ngalan Sa Amahan Ug Sa Anak
Others:
Santisima Trinidad
Sa Ngalan Sa Amahan Ug Sa Anak

X.
Kapitan:
Dios Espirito Santo
Gui-Hapon Amen Amen Hesus
Others:
Dios Espirito Santo
Gui-Hapon Amen Amen Hesus

XI.
Kapitan:
Kami Karon Mupa-Uli Na
Magtapos Pagsa Grasya
Others:
Kami Karon Mupa-Uli Na
Magtapos Pagsa Grasya

 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

I.
Kapitan:
Let’s Praise Jesus Of Nazarene
My Beloved Jesus
Others:
Let’s Praise Jesus Of Nazarene
My Beloved Jesus

II.
Kapitan:
The Sheild Of Mary
The Spear Of Archangel
Others:
The Sheild Of Mary
The Spear Of Archangel

III.
Kapitan:
Archangel, My Brother
You’re Always On My Mind
Others:
Archangel, My Brother
You’re Always On My Mind

IV.
Kapitan:
Angel Beside Me
Keep Us Protected
When We Are Sleeping
Others:
Angel Beside Me
Keep Us Protected
When We Are Sleeping

V.
Kapitan:
It Will Not Come True
In Our Sudden Death
Others:
It Will Not Come True
In Our Sudden Death

VI.
Kapitan:
The Sto. Niño In Our Place
Sacrificed In Miraculous Way
Others:
The Sto. Niño In Our Place
Sacrificed In Miraculous Way

VII
Kapitan:
High Being Help Us And Give Grace
High Being Have Pity On Us
Others:
High Being Help Us And Give Grace
High Being Have Pity On Us

VIII.
Kapitan:
Our Ill Soul
Went To Purgatory
Others:
Our Ill Soul
Went To Purgatory

IX.
Kapitan:
Santisima Trinidad
In The Name Of The Father, Of Son
Others:
Santisima Trinidad
In The Name Of The Father, Of Son

X
Kapitan:
God, And The Holy Spirit
Also , Amen, Amen Jesus
Others:
God, And The Holy Spirit
Also , Amen, Amen Jesus

XI.
Kapitan:
We Are Now Going Home
Ending Up With A Grace,
Others:
We Are Now Going Home
Ending Up With A Grace,

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