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Kulintang in the yoga studio!

8 Apr Playing kulintang for typhoon Haiyan relief at a Tigerwave Yoga event

 

Playing kulintang for typhoon Haiyan relief at a Tigerwave Yoga event

Playing kulintang for typhoon Haiyan relief at a Tigerwave Yoga event

Does sound assist in your yoga practice?  Does live music make for a good sound?  Kulintronica partnered with singer Christine Jugueta and Tigerwave Yoga’s Natalie Macam to take steps towards a unique yoga experience.  We raised funds for Typhoon Haiyan Relief through Save The Children! and got two radio features showcasing our efforts.  [photos by Live Free Productions]

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First ever kulintang kirtan at the Tigerwave Yoga fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan in Los Angeles’ Mahasukha Center

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Kulintronica is Radio Republic’s “Daily Track” for February 25, 2014!

25 Feb Kulintronica is Radio Republic's Daily Track for February 25th, 2014
Kulintronica is Radio Republic's Daily Track for February 25th, 2014

Kulintronica is Radio Republic’s Daily Track for February 25th, 2014

So excited to be a Daily Track in Radio Repbulic’s 2014 calendar (see the profile here)!  I am not the first Filipino artist from outside the Philippines to be listed here, and I’m not even the first artist from California to be listed here, but I do believe I am the first kulintang player to be featured here.  I’m so grateful to be mentioned in the same lineup with OPM artists 6Cyclemind, Sugarfree, Gloc-9, Denise Barbacena, Uela Basco (of the Chilitees), Mishka Adams, Indio I, and Nouvul.

As mentioned in the article, I am a huge OPM fan and when I am in the Philippines I spend quite a bit of time seeking out new music and enjoying the vibrante Pinoy Rock scene in Manila.  Eraserheads’ “Aloha Milkyway” was my first OPM album; and their “Natin99,” Up Dharma Down’s “Bipolar,” and Kjwan’s “2StepMarv” were very influential to me and I had these in heavy rotation when I was first developing the Kulintronica sound.

Kulintronica is Radio Republic's Daily Track for February 25th, 2014

Kulintronica is Radio Republic’s Daily Track for February 25th, 2014

Just minutes before the Daily Track was posted, I completed this video blog that gives what would have been all the latest Kulintronica updates had this latest development not taken place.

Next gig:

February 26th, 2014 – Hult International Business School

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“Calling My Name” Music Video featuring Kristine Sina

19 Feb

“Calling My Name” now available on iTunes

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“River Clouds” Music Video featuring Waway Saway

15 Jan

“River Clouds” now available on iTunes

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Kulintronica LAUNCH is 12/29/13 at Pa’ina Lounge in San Francisco

24 Dec

Kulintronica LAUNCH is 12/29/13 at Pa'ina Lounge in San Francisco

Kulintronica LAUNCH is 12/29/13 at Pa’ina Lounge in San Francisco featuring live art by Kristian Kabuay, music from Sheryl Ann Padre, an all-star kulintang jam hosted by Kapwa Kulintang, and an all new live performance of electronic dance music kulintangan.

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Kulintronica featuring Waway Saway “River Clouds”

3 Dec

Now available on iTunes is Kulintronica featuring Waway Saway playing “River Clouds,” an ethereal and emotional instrumental written in the mountain ranges of Bukidnon and performed in San Francisco while Saway stopped over after his performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center.

Waway Saway is a Talaandig artist who builds wooden instruments by hand and creates paintings with sand, but was very comfortable when Ron started powering up and firing off machines and synthesizers when making music together.

Saway performed with Kulintronica at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, and the Filipino Community Center in Fulton before going into Xubee Music studios to shoot the performance music video that eventually evolved into this full fledged record that also features John Roselada on keyboards.

Haiyan and Holidays

26 Nov Holiday Bazaar at I-Hotel San Francisco Nov 30
Holiday Bazaar at I-Hotel San Francisco Nov 30

Holiday Bazaar at I-Hotel San Francisco Nov 30

Since the typhoon, the community has mobilized to help the people of the Philippines in any way possible.  There has been kulintang electronic dance music in a few events already, but here are two more fundraisers that will feature kulintang music:

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

“Holiday Bazaar” at International Hotel Manilatown (San Francisco, CA)

Join us for a Holiday Bazaar & Fundraiser at the historic International Hotel Manilatown in downtown San Francisco. We’ll have local vendors for unique gifts. Featured live performances by local artists featuring Ron Quesada on the Kulintang and a community “Kapwa jam” at 6PM.

$5 suggested donation to the NAFCON Bayanihan Relief campaign help victims of Philippine Calamities No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Featured vendors: Ray Haguisan, Kristian Kabuay, Sala Imports, Florante Aguilar (Harana the Movie), Titania Buchholdt, Bayani Art, Calia, Almost 11, Malyari 

Performers: Kulintronica with dancers, Eskabo Daan, Dane Hipolito, Shelia Alix

Also featuring a fashion show of cultural inspired everyday looks featuring local designers, vintage and katutubo made items. 

Interested in being a vendor? Email info@baybayin.com

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

“Parol Lantern Workshop/Fundraiser” at Hallidie Plaza near Powell BART Station (San Francisco, CA)

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Take a break from holiday shopping and make a Parol lantern! Featuring live music and artists. Get custom Philippine script on your parol from Kristian Kabuay. Make an on-site to aid the Philippine relief effort and get your presents wrapped at our gift-wrap center.

Hosted by: Allan Manalo

Music:
Ukulenny & Dane Hipolito – ukulele & vocals
CryWolffs - electroviolin
Kulintronica - kulintang and electronica

Art:
Kristian Kabuay – Baybayin (native Filipino calligraphy)
Paolo Salazar - chalk art

December 8 fundraiser at StubHub Center Stadium Club

December 8 fundraiser at StubHub Center Stadium Club

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

“Operation Typhoon Haiyan” at the Stub Hub Center’s Stadium Club (Carson, CA)

Featuring Kulintronica and Kayamanan Ng Lahi

The Los Angeles Booz Allen Hamilton office is supporting a charity Benefit Show open to the public that will help the Typhoon calamity victims in the Philippines. The firm is providing financial support and employees are volunteering to help make this event happen. This is a local way for employees to come alongside our Los Angeles Filipino community as they mount recovery support for their families and friends. 

100% of proceeds will benefit ABS-CBN Foundation International’s (AFI) Rehabilitation Program. AFI is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged Filipino families in the Philippines and around the world. It is the public service arm of ABS-CBN / TFC Broadcasting Corporation, one of Asia’s biggest media conglomerates. 

 

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