Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Special Performance

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Special Performance

In honor of Araw ng Kalayaan, Philippine Independence Day, Rhythmix Island Arts presents an array of artists celebrating the cultural traditions of the Philippine islands on the island of Alameda.

Featuring the American Center of Philippine Arts, Parangal Dance Company, Kulintronica and Kristian Kabuay, the event takes place this Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and $15 for students/seniors.

Parangal Dance Company will perform the evocative Hindu Malayan influenced dances of the Mindanao region accompanied by indigenous instrumentation. Ron Quesada will deliver a fusion of ancient Filipino gongs with modern electronic dance music, dubbed “Kulintronica.” 

Kristian Kabuay brings his modern performance style writing system called Tulang Kalis (Poetry of the Sword) based on the ancient writing system, Baybayin to Rhythmix this Saturday. 

Kulintronica Choreographer, Jay Loyola takes inspiration from the Pangalay, the most distinctively Asian of all the dances in Southern Philippine islands. ancient instrumental form of music composed on a row of small, horizontally-laid gongs. 

The American Center of Philippine Arts provides a unique educational program for youth through innovative, hands-on classes, collaborations, and showcasing events. ACPA’s focus on high quality cultural education and dance instruction instills in their students a great sense of professionalism and respect for their heritage. 

This performance is made possible with funding from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation.

To find out more about the performers, their performances and other happenings at Rhythmix Cultural Works, visit www.rhythmix.org or call 865-5060.