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The Traditional Music And Dance Of Mindanao, Philippines


  • WHEN Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual / Center For World Music
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

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 the Maguindanao people of Mindanao, Philippines.

Kim Kalanduyan-Villanueva, granddaughter of the great kulintang master and NEA National Heritage Fellow Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan, and Nicholas Delmundo-Benton, folk dancer and 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 a vital role in preserving the traditional performing arts in the Philippines and for the Filipino diaspora. Guest appearance by Maguindanao Master Artists Faisal Monal from Cotabato City, Philippines.

Kim Kalanduyan-Villanueva, Nicholas Delmundo-Benton, and Dr. Bernard Ellorin will address questions from the audience throughout the program.

Registration is free. A link to the YouTube livestream will be provided in your confirmation email. If you’d like to support the artists and the program, donations are welcome.

Presented by the Center for World Music.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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