Save the date for Parol Lantern Festival & Parade 2017!

October 27, 2017 in Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, Uncategorized

15th Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade
December 9, 2017
Yerba Buena Gardens, Jessie Square and St. Patrick’s Social Hall
3 – 8 PM

In its 15th year, the Parol Lantern Festival has become a beloved holiday tradition for the Bay Area, SoMa Pilipino community. The theme for 2017 is “Let Tradition Be Our Light.” For Pilipinos, the parol lantern is one of the most iconic symbols in correlation of the Christmas season. In this annual festival we unite as a community in a family-friendly, at times competitive, but always enjoyable event to parade our homemade lanterns and share our holiday traditions with the whole City. Enjoy the parol stroll parade, parol gallery, view the winning commission parol lanterns, Pilipino holiday delicacies, live performances, the always exciting gimme games & see who earns top prize at the Tala Awards!

Click the flyers below to sign-up and participate: 

Rondalla / Sama & Tausug Music Workshop SAT – 10/21! SIGN-UP STILL AVAILABLE!

October 20, 2017 in 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

Only TWO 2017 Samplers left this year! Don’t miss your chance tomorrow ~ learn the basics of Rondalla, and Sama & Tausug tagunggu’ music plus graphic storytelling!

 

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: Sama and Tausug tagunggu’ ensemble music workshop with Ethnomusicologist Bernard Ellorin, PhD

Tagunggu’ ensemble music of the Sama & Tausug, signifies the start of every ritual and special occasion. In this 90 min session, learn the basic compositions from both categories of titik (melodic compositions).

 

~ Friendly Reminders ~

If you do have any or all of the following please bring them: bandurria (Rondalla workshop); a sarunay, dabakan, or jimbe drum, agong or agong mallets (Sama Tausug workshop)

& for those wondering, the final 2017 sampler is Nov 4!

 

 

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

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