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Poetics of Paawitán in a Tagalog Community in the Province of Quezon, Philippines
This study discusses the Tayábas Tagalog paawitán as a cultural arena of communicative freedom which is rendered in a joyous social manner. Paawitán is an event marked by the confluence of drinking from a common roving glass (tágay) of the local vodka (lambanóg) and performance of sung poetic songs called áwit usually accompanied by guitar and dancing. It is performed in various occasions such as baptisms, birthdays, courtship, pre-marriage ceremonies (pamamanhíkan and pasilungán), weddings,doi:10.31944/20229501.01 fatcat:dmisnf5nejegjnxs4v6w3eqeqa