Save the Date: Parol Lantern Festival & Parade on DECEMBER 9, 2017 – Volunteers & Contingents Wanted!

October 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Be a part of the 15th Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade:
DECEMBER 9, 2017

This year’s theme – Let Tradition Be Your Light

How does your parol design and performance relate to your cultural family traditions? How do you bring your Philippine Traditions to Light?

Sign your org/business up for a chance to win a Tala Award: CONTINGENT FORM

OR Volunteer for a FREE hoodie &/or service hours: VOLUNTEER FORM

Get more info here

Learn the basics of playing the Kulintang & Rondalla: OCT 21 Workshop Sampler!

October 11, 2017 in Classes & Workshops, Pinoys Here & Now Workshop Sampler

Kularts Workshop Sampler
Saturday, OCT 21, 2017
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street
12 – 5 PM
Sliding Scale Donation: $10-$20

Ever wanted to learn the basics of how to play the kulintang or rondalla? Sign-up for our workshop sampler happening NEXT SAT!

12 – 1:30 PM: 
Rondalla with Executive Director & Co-Founder of American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA) Herna Cruz-Louie

1:45 – 3:15 PM:
Graphic Storytelling with Illustrators Don Aguillo and Raf Salazar

3:30 – 5 PM:
Kulintang with Ethnomusicologist Bernard Ellorin, PhD

Workshops & Kamayan Dinner with Indigenous Mindanaoan Artists ~ Sept 25, 28!

September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Kularts in partnership with National Commission on Culture & Arts, PAWA and the Hinabi Project is excited to announce that indigenous Mindanaoan artists will be visiting us in the SF, Bay Area for one week: September 22-29, 2017.

Be a part of this amazing opportunity to share in meaningful artistic, cultural exchanges with these indigenous arts who have sustained over centuries and continue to thrive.

Sign-up and donate to participate in Kularts’ two main activities: 

T’boli, Maguindanaon, & Mandaya Music, Dance, & Culture Workshop
Monday – September 25, 2017
6 – 9 PM
Donation: $20
Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission ST, SF, CA 94103

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Kamayan Dinner & Performance with Visiting Indigenous Mindanaoan Artists
Thursday – September 28, 2017
6 – 9 PM
Donation: $30
Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission ST, SF, CA 94103

The trailer for Alleluia’s FIRST Film – She, Who Can See – is now available!

September 17, 2017 in Other Work by Alleluia Panis, She Who Can See

Big congratulations to our very own Alleluia ‘Manai’ Panis!

Not only is she the recipient of the first-ever San Francisco Arts Commission’s Artistic Legacy Grant (*friendly reminder: RSVP below to attend the the special presentation in her honor: Tuesday, Sept 26 – 7 pm during the SFAC grants convening at Herbst Theatre*).

She also finished her first film!! SHE, WHO CAN SEE tells the haunting story of Salima and Nico. When the powerful waves of Salima’s  shamanic inheritance surge into the daily realities of their middle-class life, their refusal to succumb to conventional western medical diagnosis of mental illness, plunge them into the disorienting world of  visions, dreams, and ancestral spirits.

Great work and congrats to Alleluia’s talented team: co-director, film extraordinaire Wilfred Galila; composer Florante Aguilar and the amazing dancers: Alexandria Diaz DeFato, Greg Manalo, June Arellano, Jonathan Mercado, Sammay Dizon and Rebecca Fazio!

Check out the trailer and read more about the film and crew here.
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