Since its beginnings in 2011, the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival and the D’ABOVILLE Foundation have been partners and working hand in hand in promoting music, arts, Filipino tribal culture, and environment. Projects for the development of the local community such as reforestation efforts and the application of solar energy for the Iraya Mangyan community in Barangay Baclayan, Mindoro, are examples of the work completed through this partnership.  Every year, for the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, members of Philippine Mangyan indigenous community are invited to perform their local dances, present and sell their products and to hold workshops teaching weaving techniques or other local crafts. Also, as part of a committed effort to educate the public about Mindoro’s indigenous people and culture, the Foundation built a life-sized Mangyan Village at the Malasimbo Festival Grounds that features the lifestyle, handicrafts, language, and music of the seven Mangyan tribes of Mindoro. 

Malasimbo Festival has four pillars – music, arts,  indigenous people, and environment.




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Preparing the future of Tamaraw conservation with DENR authorities (March 18 – 21)

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James Burton, chair of the IUCN-SSC / Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group, made a quick visit to the Philippines to follow up the development of the Tamaraw Conservation and Management…

Malasimbo Festival 2017 Line Up and Schedule of Activities

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Excited for Malasimbo? Let us guide you so you can make the most of the festival! Here are the things that should be on your Malasimbo Bucket List: LIVE PERFORMANCES…


Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2017 Press-book

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MYX: https://www.facebook.com/MYX.Philippines/videos/10154396575972113/ http://myxph.com/photos/11275/photos-malasimbo-music-and-arts-festival-2017/   HUFFINGTON POST: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/danielle-cuaycong-/the-importance-of-festiva_b_15206468.html   BANDWAGON ASIA https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/malasimbo-music-arts-festival-2017-june-marieezy-tennyson   CNN PHILIPPINES: http://cnnphilippines.com/life/entertainment/music/2017/03/09/malasimbo-lineup-announcement.html   RAPPLER.PH http://www.rappler.com/entertainment/music/concerts/160752-malasimbo-music-and-arts-festival-2017-full-lineup   INQUIRER.NET http://business.inquirer.net/225870/malasimbo-grows-brand http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153655/malasimbo-magic-lifts-puerto-galera http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/256136/super-guide-malamsibo-2017-lineup/   ABS-CBN LIFESTYLE http://lifestyle.abs-cbn.com/articles/4449/chalk/hot-stuff-this-chill-playlist-will-cure-your-malasimbo-music-arts-festival-2017-hangover/   GMA NEWS…


Malasimbo Festival 2017 – First Announcement

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Get your festival vibes ready as Malasimbo 2017 warms up by releasing the first batch of artists! It will definitely be another crazy weekend as Jordan Rakei, Tennyson, Similar Objects,…


D’Aboville Foundation Now Open for Sponsorships through Malasimbo Festival

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Yearly, the D’Aboville Foundation joins VUE in organizing the Malasimbo Festival and operates its Corporate Social Responsibility aspect,  namely the Indigenous People (IP) and Environment pillars of the festival. Its…