Philippine Folk Dance -Muslim Dances

The Muslims in the Philippines, also known as Moros include the the Maranao, Maguindanao, Samal, and Tausug. Because they were able to resist Spanish colonizations, they were able to preserve the Islamic lifestyle that markedly differs from the majority of the Philippine population. The dances are characterized by vivid colors and rhythmic movements which reflect the influence of Arabian and Indo-Malaysian cultures.

Muslim Dances:

1. Singkil

2. Sagayan
3. Pangalay
4. Asik

5. Maglangka


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