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Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble

Friday Nov 16, 2018

4115 Silver Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108






Jodi Hedderig

Phone: (505)633-7370
Website: Click to Visit

The ensemble performs the traditional Philippine gong music from Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, a vibrant sociocultural musical practice from the Philippine Islands.

Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble will perform and discuss the origins of traditional Philippine gong music from Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. Kulintang is a vibrant sociocultural musical practice which predates the influences of Islam, Christianity or the West in the Philippine Islands (PI). As part of the larger ‘knobbed gong-chime culture’ of  Southeast Asia, kulintang music ensembles have been playing for centuries. It is said to have evolved from a simple native signaling tradition, and developed into its present form with the incorporation of knobbed gongs from Sunda.

Members of the ensemble include Filipino American ethnomusicologists and dance ethnologists who have conducted years of intense study with native practitioners directly from the southern Philippines. Pakaraguian’s mission is to promote and teach the cultural arts of the Muslim societies from the southern Philippines with artistry, integrity and respect. Led by musical director Dr. Bernard Ellorin, the ensemble includes Dr. Mary Talusan Lacanlale, Eleanor Lipat-Chesler, and Marlo Campos, and is based in southern California.

This program is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Seating is limited. Call (505)633-7371 for more information.