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Manila History Talk online tour holds fundraiser
WANDERMANILA will stage a fundraiser edition of Manila History Talk online tour for the benefit of someone who has contracted COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The tour will be livestreamed over the WanderManila Facebook page for free, with WanderManila accepting donations. The Manila History Talk for a Cause will be held on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. For information, inquiries, and donations, visit https://www.facebook.com/WanderManila/?ref=page_internal.
PhilKor Cultural Fest to hold online concert
NOW on its 30th year, the Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival (PhilKor) promises surprises during the We Stand Together online concert on Sept. 25. PhilKor aims to advance the promotion of Philippine-Korea bilateral cultural relations through various arts exchanges and performances. The online concert will be hosted by Catriona Gray, SB19 Justin, and Sam Oh, and will feature performances by SB19, Alamat, MONA, Dasuri Choi, JinHo Bae, TAGO, the PWU INdayog Gong Ensemble, Byeong-in Park, Rachelle Gerodias, and 4th Impact. This virtual celebration will be streamed on the official Facebook pages of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Korean Cultural Center.
2021 Tingin ASEAN Film Fest is on
THE 2021 TINGIN ASEAN Film Festival, with the theme “Remedies for Dis-ease,” will run online from Sept. 24 to 26. The festival uses “dis-ease” to conjure pathology as well as restlessness, or “pagkabalisa” in Tagalog, brought on by the pandemic. A project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the festival features Southeast Asian short films that explore solutions for rebuilding the world unsettled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Filipino filmmaker Carlo Francisco Manatad’s The Imminent Immanent leads the selections for the first digital iteration of the festival. Mr. Manatad draws a picture of a seaside town before it is eventually engulfed by a super typhoon. New Land, Broken Road by Kavich Neang, is the entry from Cambodia. It contemplates the experience and role of Khmer youth in Cambodia’s rapid development. Set against the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, Loeloe Hendra’s Lost Wonders is about a young boy who leaves the house every night to look for his father, who has disappeared while performing pesugihan, or a way to amass a fortune using magic. Malaysia’s Peon is based on a true story and unfolds through a series of texts, voice messages, and video calls, giving the audience an immersive experience of the daily grind of frontline workers. Vietnam’s Binh follows an alien who arrives on earth on a quest to find assistance to rebuild his home. The festival is free to the public and is hosted on the Vimeo channel of the NCCA National Committee on Cinema (www.bit.ly/Tingin). Aside from the screenings on Vimeo, a series of conversations with select filmmakers will be livestreamed from Sept. 24 to 26, 6 p.m., on the film festival’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TinginASEANFilmFest/)
Kundiman show goes online
KUNG HINDI MAN, A Collection of Musical Treasures, a show focusing on the traditional Filipino love song, will premiere on Sept. 25, 6 p.m., on the Facebook page of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Office of the President. The succeeding episodes of the series will air every Saturday at the same time until December. Written and directed by Dennis Marasigan, each episode will feature well-known artists who will perform songs that can range from the traditional kundiman to the more contemporary interpretations of the genre. Among the artists performing in the musical series are Arthur Espiritu, Cesar Montano, Gian Magdangal, Harry Santos, Lara Maigue, Mariel Ilusorio, Nerissa De Juan, OPM band Orange and Lemons, and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Language diversity focus of KulturaSerye webinar
IN continuation of the Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa celebration last August, Gateway Gallery focuses on the current challenges faced by Philippine communities that speak indigenous languages as its latest KulturaSerye offering. The webinar, titled “Mga Katutubong Wika ng Pilipinas, Nasaan Na?,” will be aired live on Sept. 25, 2 p.m., on the Gateway Gallery Facebook page. The webinar will feature two speakers from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Professor Eilene Antionette Narvaez of the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature will talk about “Filipino Bilang Pambansang Wika” while Professor Jesus Frederico Hernandez of the Department of Linguistics will discuss “On The Verge of Silence: The Story of Linguistic Fragility and Language Endangerment in the Philippines.” The online discussion will be moderated by KulturaSerye’s John Carlo Santos, who teaches at the UP Los Baños. Gateway Gallery, the art museum of the Araneta Group, is devoted to the promotion of Philippine culture, heritage, and art, and is managed by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation, the social development arm of the Araneta Group. For inquiries on the webinar or other details of its programs, send an e-mail at email@example.com. Connect with its social media accounts on Facebook, (GatewayGalleryPH), Instagram (gateway.gallery), Twitter (gateway_gallery), and YouTube (Gateway Gallery).