In the Bay Area this weekend? Head over to Pistahan, one of the nation’s biggest Filipino American cultural celebrations in San Francisco. Grab a bite of crispy turon, some pancit, and come watch Kulintronica rock out at the Pistahan Stage starting at 11.
Here’s a peek at what Pistahan is about:
Enjoy world-class performances on two stages, showcasing Filipino and Filipino American performing artists from Manila, Hollywood, Broadway, San Francisco Bay Area and around the country. The Pistahan presents a wide variety of entertainment for the entire family, including folk dance, modern dance, hip-hop, R&B, rap, jazz, Broadway, spoken word, and more!
Kulintang is a music from the Southern Philippines. The melody is performed on eight gongs in a straight horizontal row. It is a very complicated and beautiful music.
I am a Filipino musician born in San Francisco. I am drawn to the kulintang.
Kulintronica is my combination of traditional kulintang playing with electronic dance music. I also use live guitar looping in performance to create a soundscape before playing the kulintang over it. I love taking this music to go to new places, meet people, and witness how this music invites excitement, transformation and wonder.
This website is under development, but stay tuned for upcoming performances, community events, and food for thought.