January 28, 2018, 4:00pm - January 28, 2018, 7:30pm
New Art Media Presents
A project of Theater Residencies Inc. (TRI)
ASWANG the Concert
Mga Kuwentong Halimaw, Their True Stories
Inspired by Philippine mythical creatures like the Manananggal, Tikbalang, Syokoy, Lady in White, and Tumao, ASWANG is sung from these beings' point of view presenting a new narrative of how they came to be, begging the question, who is the Aswang within each of us?
Featuring original music by Florante Aguilar, ASWANG is performed in Tagalog with English supertitles.
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
Note from the Producers
We feel very fortunate to be safe from the recent Napa/Sonoma fires. However, it greatly affected the Aswang production. Due to changes in circumstance, we are no longer able to offer free concert as it was planned before the fires. See ticket pricing below. A portion of sales will benefit the Center for Babaylan Studies.
Early Bird VIP $30
(Includes your choice of a Free Florante Aguilar CD to be picked up at the door)
Early Bird General Admission $20
Early Bird Senior/Student $12
EARLY BIRD TICKETS PURCHASED ON BPT ARE DISCOUNTED
Tickets at the door are higher.
General Admission $35, Seniors and Students $15
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Please note: This concert will be filmed as part of the upcoming ASWANG movie production. All members of the audience will be required to sign a clearance form in the event your image or likeness is used.
The Manananggal is known to be a horrific creature that can leave the lower part of their bodies, bat like wings carrying their upper torsos at night, preying upon and consuming viscera and the unborn babies of pregnant women. But what are the origins of this gruesome Aswang? Could it be there is more than meets the eye? Who decides what makes a monster? To be performed by the one and only, Charmaine Clamor.
Hear the Kundiman ng Aswang at:
About Charmaine Clamor
Raised in Subic-Zambales, Philippines, CHARMAINE CLAMOR is the world’s most celebrated Filipino-American jazz vocalist. Known as the “Queen of Jazzipino,” she has given concerts on five continents, including a command performance at Malacanang for President Benigno Aquino, Jr., Mexico’s Women in Jazz Festival, and headlining Helsinki Finland’s World Music Village. As a recording artist, Charmaine has collaborated with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, South Africa’s Selaelo Selota, and American blues legend Linda Hopkins. She’s released five critically acclaimed albums as a solo artist, most recently “The Better Angels,” produced and arranged by pianist Laurence Hobgood. Based in Los Angeles, Charmaine is the co-founder of JazzPhil-USA and The Better Angels Festival.
Hermano Pule was a Filipino religious leader who founded and led the Cofradía de San José which was established in 1832 in response to the Roman Catholic Church's discrimination against the indios.
Find out more about him in the Aswang Concert.
Hear his song at
The very multi-talented Giovanni Ortega will be playing the part of the Host, our guide throughout the realm of the Halimaw.
Giovanni Ortega (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) is an Actor, Author and Director who has been working professionally since 2004. He believes in creating an accepting and inclusive relationship with artists and communities alike regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and class.
More at www.giovanniortega.com