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Kulintronica on Tour: Kulintang EDM in New York City

3 Jun

Taking kulintang electronic dance music to the city that never sleeps for the 116th Philippine Independence Day Celebration.  116 years after Filipinos liberated themselves from the Spanish crown, we close down 15 blocks of Madison Ave. for a parade and fiesta weighing in at 150,000 people, under the theme of “Triumph.”

Many thanks to Mr. Steven De Castro.  Be sure to check out his documentary on political musician Fred Ho, who used kulintang in a number of his compositions; most prominently on “A Song For Manong (The Soundtrack to Part 3 of Bamboo That Snaps Back).”  This musical journey takes you to the struggle of the International Hotel aka the I-Hotel, and features traditional kulintang playing from my teacher Danongan Kalanduyan.

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And, if you haven’t seen it yet, here is Video Blog Episode 17 announcing the first leg of the Kulintronica Summer Tour

 

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“Calling My Name” Unplugged performance

15 May

Without electronic instruments for a change, Ron performs “Calling My Name” with songwriter Kristine Sina, keyboardist Mark Tayag Davis, and dancers Jericho Rose and Lady Kalayaan.

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Kulintronica Video Blog Episode 16 “New Gigs Announced”

29 Apr

 

New performances announced in four cities!  Also, studio updates on the full length album, the follow-up EP, and the next single “Release Me.”

  • May 10, 2014 “Fiesta Filipina” Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 17, 2014 “Asian Heritage Street Celebration” San Francisco, California
  • May 24, 2014 “Tuklas: Discovering Our Indigenous Roots” Los Angeles, California
  • June 1, 2014 “Philippine Independence Day Parade” New York, New York

Look for “Release Me (Julius Papp Afrobeat Remix)” available now on King Street Sounds.

 

 

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Kulintronica Video Blog Episode 15

23 Apr

 

Updates from San Diego, SFJAZZ Center, the emerging world of kulintang yoga, more typhoon relief events;all over a funky guitar jam in the studio.

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Video Blog Episode 14

22 Apr

 

Some updates to get caught up in the world of kulintang electronic dance music.

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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