Sunday, June 6, 2021, 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
All over the world from, San Diego
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, 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 throughout the program. Registration is free. A link to the live stream will be provided in your confirmation email.