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Kulintronica T-Shirts now available at upcoming gigs!

15 Jul Kulintronica T-Shirt by Ugat

Because you asked for it!  Wear Kulintronica t-shirts by Ugat clothing and show the world that kulintang is the future…

Kulintronica T-Shirt by Ugat

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Available at any Kulintronica gig and also direct from here.

Upcoming gigs:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Maseg VIP Crowdfunding Launch Party

Philippine Center at the ground floor lobby of the Philippine Consulate of San Francisco

447 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Carmen Colet (Asian Art Museum Commissioner and SFMSCC Chair) and Kularts in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco invite you to 

MASEG: VIP Crowdfunding Launch Party!!!

Kularts the nation’s premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts, is kicking off a summer crowdfunding campaign commission and produce a groundbreaking dance production of Maseg (Typhoon) by Philippine Master Dance Artist Jay Loyola Dance and composer Florante C. Aguilar at historic Brava Theater in San Francisco.

To Kick-Off the campaign, we invite you to our exlcusive VIP Launch Party. Light refreshments and bites provided by Local Lift.

Live Calligraphy by Kristian Kabuay and music by Kulintronica

RSVP at:
http://maseg.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent

Maseg VIP Crowdfunding Launch Party

Maseg VIP Crowdfunding Launch Party

 

Thursday, July 27, 2014

2nd Annual Kundiman 808

A Variety of Voices of Filipino American Culture

Raising    Domestic    Violence     Awareness

Poetry.  Music.  Art.  Dance.  Filipino Martial Arts.  Live!

Join us for the Second Annual Kundiman 808 at the Filipino Community Center’s Ballroom in Waipahu!

Date: July 27, 2014
Time: 4:30 – 8:30 PM
**FREE and open to the public**

Kundiman is a genre of Filipino love songs. Under colonial rule, it was developed into a secret method of expression for one’s love of country and desired freedom.

Kundiman 808 is dedicated to celebrating youth, culture, and community building through various art forms such as music, dance, spoken word, storytelling, live art and more. This year we are also raising awareness about domestic violence.

Emcee: Paul Martin
DJ: Seph1

Performances by: Tekniqlingz | Kulintronica | Bandalan Doce Pares Association, HI | Faith Pascua | Ozzie Jaramillo & Nikko Magtoto | Ricky Rapanut | Agaton Pasion, Jr. | Ashley Galacgac | Ajax Maharlika | Marcus Mateo | AkaVibes

Live Art/ Art Displays by: Laetitia Marie Mahoney aka Chika | Ramir Belmes | Marc Galacgac

For more information on Kundiman 808 of 2014, click here.

Co-sponsored by:
ESSA (Ethnic Studies Student Association of UH Manoa)
KmB
Consortium for Health, Safety & Support
Made in Hope

Kundiman 808

Kundiman 808

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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]

kulintang yoga band

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

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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.

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Filipino American History Month is Here!

8 Oct by Karen Pennrich
by Karen Pennrich

Asian Art Museum kulintangan photo by Karen Pennrich

October is here!  If you missed the takeover of Asian Art Museum by Center for Babaylan Studies and Jay Loyola’s American Center for Philippine Arts on the first Sunday, here are a few more events where you can see Ron perform new kulintang music:

  • Saturday October 12th, 2013 at 1pm: Seafood City in Milpitas, CA live electronic dance music kulintangan (1535 Landess Ave  Milpitas, CA 95035)
  • Saturday October 12th, 2013 at 6pm: Yerba Buena Nights at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, CA presented by Kularts where I will share the stage with Parangal Dance Company fresh from their sold-out performance of “Handuraw” which had wicked kulintang playing from Hiyas Dance Company of San Jose. (750 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103)
  • Sunday October 13th, 2013 at 6:30pm: Raq Filipina performance featuring Ron Quesada of Kulintronica performing New Filipino World Music from her album “Filipina Roots” at Pa’ina Lounge in San Francisco Japantown Raq Filipina breathes new life into Filipino classics like “Dandansoy” and offers new original Filipino tunes played by some of San Francisco’s finest musicians from its eclectic Latin music scene! (1865 Post St. San Francisco, CA)
Raq Filipina

Raq Filipina features Kulintronica at Pa’ina Lounge 10/13 6:30pm

Image 18 Sep 9/20 at BambuTwo, Honolulu Chinatown
9/20 at BambuTwo, Honolulu Chinatown

Kulintronica Live Electronic Dance Music Kulintangan at BambuTwo, Honolulu, HI

 

Friday September 20, 2013 at BambuTwo Cafe Martini Lounge in Honolulu, Hawaii

“Calling My Name” CD Release Party

Fresh from the 2nd Annual Bachatahisian Festival in Aiea, Kulintronica comes to Honolulu Chinatown to bring kulintang music to the nightlife.

8pm – close; 21+

BambuTwo Cafe Martini Lounge

1144 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813

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Kulintronica = Kulintang + Electronica, so what about Bachatahisian?

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Kulintronica = Kulintang + Electronica, so what about Bachatahisian?

September 15 Live Electronic Dance Music Kulintangan at Camp Smith, Honolulu, Hawaii as part of the Bachatahisian Festival and Concert.

Bachata + Tahitian = Bachatahisian an amazing and bombastic collision of two incredible dances brought together with aloha on the gathering island of Oahu.

Debuting the CD release of the “Calling My Name” single.  Full length album coming soon…

Full festival lineup:

Bachatahisian 2013 lineup

Bachatahisian 2013 lineup

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Kulintang galore at 22nd annual FPAC in San Pedro, CA

10 Sep Dropping Kulintronica into the traditional Kulintang music performance

Kulintang galore at 22nd annual FPAC in San Pedro, CA

Dropping Kulintronica into the traditional Kulintang music performance

Dropping Kulintronica into the traditional Kulintang music performance

For this year’s Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) I travelled incognito as a member of my teacher Danongan Kalanduyan’s performance ensemble.  Dressed in a red gold green black traditional attire with a colorful Sama headwrap I joined my kulintang brothers from Northern California and San Diego to bring a heavy dose of kulintang to a festival that always makes room to feature kulintang music; FPAC!  For more pictures and videos, see the @kulintronica twitter/instagram/vine feeds!

Traditional attire for the performance

Traditional attire for the performance

First task was to gather first thing in the morning all of the kulintang players gathered for this performance.  We had experienced performing kulintang musicians from Northern California and San Diego.

Rehearsal for breakfast

Rehearsal for breakfast

After the performance on the Legacy Stage we moved to the Dance stage for interactive workshops where we were ecstatic to be joined by a number of kulintang players attending the festival.  We jammed, danced, and had reunions.

Maestro Marlo getting down on Tagunggo

Maestro Marlo getting down on Tagunggo

Learning kulintang

Learning kulintang

Learning Agong

Inkanor (left) on Agong

Mars on gandingan

Mars on gandingan

Titania cross-handing

Titania cross-handing

Chris "Filipino Brand" Feraro on kulintang

Chris “Filipino Brand” Feraro on kulintang

Check out Chris’ apparel and goodies at Filipino Brand.

Local dance force Kayamanan ng Lahi also had live kulintang playing as part of their performance Saturday morning.  The Center for Babaylan Studies also kept a kulintang handy at their pavilion tent.  The kulintang is a great tool for bringing people together, which is great to draw attention in a festival rich with activities.

Babaylan Pavilion kulintang

Babaylan Pavilion kulintang

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Live Electronic Dance Music Kulintangan at Union Square San Francisco 9/4 12pm

4 Sep

Live Electronic Dance Music Kulintangan at Union Square San Francisco 9/4 12pm

Kulintang music in the San Francisco sunshine

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“Calling My Name” 1st Kulintronica single NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes

2 Aug Calling My Name Single now on itunes

Calling My Name Single now on itunes

It’s here!

It’s calling your name!

Get the original & Julius Papp’s funky remix now!

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