Folklore aims to bring together folk performances from various cultures around the world, in celebration of the diversity that does not divide, but unites. In the chaotic turmoil that we are all going through today, harmony is crucial to get us through it, now more than ever. And as Maya Angelou said, ‘everything in the universe has a rhythm’. To keep going, you have to keep up the rhythm. So, bringing about a tradition anew, on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, the Folklore 2022 – Symphony of the World, Season 2, will commemorate the incredible rhythms of young talents from across the globe, both traditional to their native tongues and an unconventional original or cover of their choice. The festival will showcase amazing folk performances (songs, dances, and/or recitals) that honor the heritage of folk music across borders and transcending generations. Each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation/Participation as a token of gratitude acknowledging their efforts and contribution towards bringing the event to life.






Registration Deadline

4th February 2022 (Friday)

Submission Deadline

11th February 2022 (Friday)

Program Date

21st February 2022 (Monday)





  • Participating members should be currently enrolled students, authorized by the respective institutions.
  • Each submission can include up to 2 video performances (1 folk and/or 1 original/cover).
  • Submissions may vary in form, ranging from, but not limited to solo/group song, dance, and/or recital performances.
  • All participants must complete the registration online through Google Forms ( and upload their video submissions in the Google Drive ( by the set deadline.
  • The final selections will be featured in the virtual event, which is also be shared through Facebook Live on the Official AIUB Page.





  • The submission should include a brief introduction of each performance describing the history/meaning/significance of the song/dance/recital, along with the logo of the participant institution (and student organization, if applicable).
  • The video submission of the performances should not exceed 10 minutes in total duration.
  • Participants must register online on Google Forms (with the institution’s official authorization) and upload their video files to the designated Google Drive.
  • Any copyrights must be duly credited within the video of each performance, unless it is an original creation of the participant(s).
  • As an affiliate, the program link must be shared in the respective institution/club’s Facebook page.
  • The video submissions should be in landscape orientation, ensuring HD quality resolution, in mp4 format.
  • Participants must provide the contact information of the designated department from their respective institutions to officially authorize the participating student(s).
  • Once submitted, the performances cannot be shared to/through any other medium until after the event is officially concluded.
  • All participants are expected to comply with the aforementioned rules and regulations. 





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  • AIUB will not assume any responsibility for disputes claiming copyright violations of content.
  • By registering and uploading content to the event, each participant declares that the content does not infringe any third-party rights and they have obtained all necessary permissions for usage of materials.
  • AIUB reserves the right to exclude submissions from the program in case of copyright infringements or defamatory, discriminatory, or inappropriate content.
  • All registered participants must consent to AIUB sharing their submissions for promotional purposes.
  • Registered participants must agree to all terms and conditions, as well as declare that each individual has consented to the submission and usage of their image/performance in the event.
  • AIUB will have full discretion on the details of the program, and may amend, update, or otherwise change, at any time and without prior notice, any or all of the rules and regulations for the event – participants are responsible for checking the designated webpage for any program changes.





On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, AIUB organized its Folklore 2021 – Symphony of the World, Season 1, a virtual international celebration of folk musical performances from institutions across the globe, on the 21st of February 2021. This unique event, one of the first of its kind, showcased with around 30 amazing musical performances by the students of 17 institutions from 10 countries around the world that honor the heritage of folk music across borders and transcending generations, “resonating through the lockdown”.

Participating Institutes:

  1. Adamson University (AU), Philippines
  2. Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), India
  3. Caucasus University (CU), Georgia
  4. Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Y Superior (CETYS) Universidad, Mexico
  5. First City Providential College (FCPC), Philippines
  6. Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS), India
  7. Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Batangas, Philippines
  8. Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), Lithuania
  9. Pan Pacific University (PPU), Philippines
  10. Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), Thailand
  11. Saint Mary’s University (SMU), Canada
  12. San Beda College (SBC), Philippines
  13. Siam University (SU), Thailand
  14. University of San Carlos (USC), Philippines
  15. University of Visual & Performing Arts (UVPA), Sri Lanka
  16. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia
  17. American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB), Bangladesh

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