ASWANG Highlight - LADY IN WHITE / KRISTINE SINAJON
All cultures throughout the world have a story about ghosts. In the Philippines there is the famed “White Lady of Balete Drive”, a tormented soul wandering the streets of Quezon City. In Aswang the Concert, the Lady in White’s story is explored. What has caused her deep sorrow and rage?
Lady in White is masterfully performed by mezzo-soprano Kristine Sinajon. Hear a sneak peek from the soundtrack at:
Sa batis ng galak
Ng dusang matumal
Sa kislap ng punyal.
Sa karanasang lumipad
Mamasid ang kapaligiran
Ngunit ang mahabang galamay
Dinakip ang malayang ganyak.
Ang tubig sa batis
Parang luhang tumutulo
Sa sirasirang baníg
Tagláy sa loob ay paghigantihán
Ang sandaang katao, humigít kulang
Yaring humahanap ng tunguhin.
Tagláy sa ‘king loob ay paghigantihán
Sa kinalaunan …
"In the stream of bliss
Within silken threads of hope
There is a shadow
A ghost peeks through
To quickly end slow suffering
With the flash of a dagger
We desire to soar
To behold the world
Yet long tentacles of sorrow
Imprison unbridled ecstasy
The waters in this spring
Are tears flowing
Onto a ruined mat
Deep within me is vengeance
Against one hundred people, more or less
I will find a path
Deep within my soul I will exact my vengeance
About Ms. Sinajon:
Professional vocalist, Kristine Sinajon, has been singing since she was 3 years old. She is a laureate of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Kristine received her Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance from San Francisco State University as well as a Graduate Diploma in vocal performance from the Royal College of Music in London, England. She is a Cantor and Accompanist for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Kristine is an educator with a private voice studio in the Peninsula. Ms. Sinajon is also a songwriter and recording artist. She released an EP entitled Cross the Line under the moniker Sina. She has been a featured soloist in concerts taking place in the Bay Area as well as China, Cuba, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines. Kristine has been a New Art Media performer since 2008.
I'm so excited to present Aswang the Concertin Napa this January 28, 2018. I hope you can join us in this re-telling of the stories about scary creatures from Philippine mythology and how they came to be. In song form no less!
“ASWANG is inspired by Philippine ghosts stories that we enjoyed telling each other when we were growing up in the province. I wanted those creatures to come alive and tell their own stories from their point of view.” - Florante Aguilar, Composer & Lyricist
Featuring original music and lyrics by Florante Aguilar, ASWANG is performed in Tagalog with English supertitles.
Cast Charmaine Clamor as Manananggal Leon Palad as Tikbalang Kyle de Ocera as Isagani/Syokoy Giovanni Ortega as The Host Kristine Sinajon as Candida/Lady in White
Music performed by the Fandangueros Florante Aguilar, Guitar Chus Alonso, Flute and Laud Sage Baggott, Percussion Greg Kehret, Double Bass
Lighting Design by Kevin Myrick Sound Engineer Chris Bell Costume Design by Lara G. Waters Make-up by Mindy Sugino Produced by Fides Enriquez and Florante Aguilar Co-Produced by Esperanza Catubig Story by Florante Aguilar and Fides Enriquez Directed by Fides Enriquez ... See MoreSee Less
An excerpt from Harana the Movie, the documentary film that chronicles my search for the remaining master haranistas in the Philippines. This is the wonderful and proud moment when the Harana Kings finally had their spotlight on stage at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and at ABS CBN Manila. vimeo.com/152944301... See MoreSee Less
Aswang the Concert is on Jan. 28, 2018, 4pm at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. Join us! aswangconcert.brownpapertickets.com/ Early Bird General $20 / Group rate $15 Early Bird VIP $30 / Group rate $24 Early Bird Senior/Students $12 At the door General $35 Senior/Students $15 *A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center for Babaylan Studies ... See MoreSee Less