Lecture/demonstration of three varieties of Filipino music and dance by the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble
Join UCLA Students Peter De Guzman, Eleanor Lipat, Nicole Martin, Will Simbol, and Mary Talusan of the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble as they present a lecture/demonstration introducing various music cultures of the Philippines for the Ethnomusicology 20C course, Musics of Asia. Their one-hour presentation includes the lively sounds of rondalla (folk string band) with rural folk dance; Kulintang (gong and drum) music of Muslim Mindanao (Southern Philippines) with storytelling dances; and a fascinating look at contemporary fusions of indigenous sounds with Manila rock by Philippine pop artists.
The PAKARAGUIAN KULINTANG ENSEMBLE performs kulintang music and dances of the Maranao and Maguindanao peoples of Mindanao, Southern Philippines. The group was founded in 2003 by UCLA undergraduate and graduate students Bernard Ellorin, Peter De Guzman, Eleanor Lipat, Nicole Martin, and Mary Talusan, who met in the UCLA Ethnomusicology and World Arts and Cultures Departments, and discovered a mutual love for learning about their cultural heritage through performance. Guided by an open-minded collective spirit, the group performs in various public venues on and off-campus, and collaborates frequently with their San Diego-based colleagues. Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble members have studied kulintang, rondalla, and dance under master teachers such as Danongan Kalanduyan, Usopay Cadar, Tagumpay De Leon, and Ramon Obusan.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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