Gayong Gayong

(Aklan, Capiz) In rural gatherings, this dance offers much merriment and fun. Gayong is a pet name for Leodegario. According to the legend and to the words of the song, Gayong and Masiong (pet name for Dalmacio) once attended a feast commemorating the death of a townsman. While eating, Masiong choked on a piece of adobo so he called "Gayong! Gayong!" asking for help to dislodge the adobo from his throat. In this dance, Masiong's liking for feasts and the consequence of his voracity are held up to playful ridicule.

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