Maség is a contemporary and folkloric dance production funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and commissioned by Kularts. It re-imagines the familiar William Shakespeare classic, The Tempest, and set in pre-colonial Philippine island of Palawan.
Choreographed by master artist Jay Loyola and directed by Alleluia Panis, it premiered in San Francisco in November 2014.
Florante Aguilar steps out of his usual style to create an original music score that uses indigenous instruments based on local traditional forms, mixed with contemporary elements.
ASWANG the Concert! October 15, 5pm at Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. Save the date! In celebration of FilAm History Month! Be part of the audience! #nextfilm ... See MoreSee Less
Aswang the Concert
October 15, 2017, 5:00pm - October 15, 2017, 9:00pm
New Art Media presents
In partnership with Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU) and Center for Babaylan Studies
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 a dramatized song cycle that debunks their common stories. Sung from the Aswang's point of view, these entities of lore will come alive and tell the stories of how they came to be.
Featuring original music and libretto by Florante Aguilar, ASWANG is performed in gloriously archaic 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
Co-Produced by Esperanza Catubig
Story by Florante Aguilar and Fides Enriquez
Directed by Fides Enriquez
This concert will be filmed as part of the upcoming ASWANG movie production.
In celebration of Filipino American History Month, feel free to come dressed as your favorite Aswang or in Filipiniana attire.
This free concert requires reservations. Ticketing details and information regarding post show VIP reception coming soon.
Donations for Center for Babaylan Studies will be accepted at the door.
Throwback - 10 years ago Lori Abucayan and I released the album "PARAISO". "Dalampasigan" was one of my original songs in the album. This year, I will re-release and re-imagine this song as part of a new album/concert/film project. Save the date! Oct 15 in Sonoma. #freeconcert #nextfilmproject #bepartofit
Florante and the Fandangueros will be performing at La Toque on Friday May 5th for the Cinco De Mayo Benefit Dinner for Puertas Abiertas Napa. Five Course Mexican Dinner, cold beers, great music, all for a great cause. Call for reservations 707 257-5157 or go to www.latoque.com... See MoreSee Less
We are thrilled to have Florante Aguilar joining us for our Cinco De Mayo Benefit Dinner for Puertas Abiertas Napa.
Five Course Mexican Dinner, cold beers, great music, all for a great cause.
Call for reservations 707 257-5157 or go to www.latoque.com
You can check out Florante here: