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Nazareno

DanceNazareno
MeaningA Daigon to Nazareno
Dance Culture 
Place of OriginDatag, Siaton, Negros Oriental
Ethnolinguistic GroupAgta
ClassificationReligious, Entertainment
Background / Content

At Christmas time, the Agta carry the image of the black Jesus of Nazarene
(Jesus Nazareno) around the town by singing the daigon, a Christmas carol in Visayan-Cebuano while dancing with lighted coconut shells on their hands. All chants are started by a capitan (captain-leader) and followed by the dancers.”

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