"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
ONLINE PRESENTATION–This live-hosted music and dance presentation, featuring musicians and dancers from the Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center and ethnomusicologist Dr. Bernard Ellorin, will explore the rich cultural context of the performing arts of Maguindanao, Philippines. Kim Kalanduyan-Villanueva, granddaughter of the great kulintang master and NEA National Heritage Fellow Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan, and Nicholas Delmundo-Benton, field researcher of cultural dances from the Muslim societies of the Southern Philippines and Eastern Sabah, Malaysia will explore the significance, purpose, and intention of select music and dance pieces. They will also address how the continuation of these art forms in the United States plays an important role in the preservation of the traditional performing arts in the Philippines and for the Filippino diaspora. Kim Kalanduyan-Villanueva, Nicholas Delmundo-Benton, and Dr. Bernard Ellorin will address questions from the audience throughout the program.
For more information, go to https://cwmusic.us/maguindanao or contact Monica Emery, Executive Director, 858-882-7734, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 6 2-3 pm Register here: centerforworldmusic.org/event/maguindanao/
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.