Tipanan (Rendezvous) is a convergence of different musical styles from the Philippine islands. From the sublime to the rhythmically charged, harana (serenade) to tribal dance, this collection showcases the diversity of Philippine music along with its most trusted instrument.
The influence of Spain, the assimilation of American pop, the staying power of the rural folk songs, and the exoticism of indigenous rhythms, yield a picturesque canvas of a culture like no other.
Florante Aguilar, classical guitar and octavina (track #11)
With special guest Michael Walsh, 2nd guitar on Nais Ko and Radyo Tipanan.
“It’s like the Filipino Buena Vista Social Club,” – Noonee Doronilla, Canberra artist.
Upon his father’s death, Florante, a classically trained guitarist, returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. During his stay he rediscovers the music of harana – a long-forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman. Intent on unearthing these unheralded songs, Florante travels to the remote provinces where he discovers three of the last surviving practitioners – a farmer, a fisherman and a tricycle driver. Astounded by their golden voices, Florante asks them to travel with him to perform and record these unknown songs. Harana is an insightful and romantic film that reveals the beauty of music and singing. Free entry. Booking required
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Join me and my ensemble, the Fandangueros as we perform at one of the last true art houses in San Francisco, the Red Poppy Art House , on Saturday Nov 14, 730pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Fandangueros: Latin/Filipino Folk & Contemporary Music
November 14, 2015, 7:30pm
Red Poppy Art House
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Venue: Red Poppy Art House
Traversing the musical footprints between Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines, Fandangueros‘ compositions value tradition as well as their new iterations. Fandangueros started out as an outfit to support Florante Aguilar’s commissioned compositions and projects. The group’s identity later evolved through Florante and Chus Alonso’s shared passion for their country’s folk music – the Philippines and Spain, respectively. While Florante’s nationalistic approach is a nod to its Spanish influence, Chus posits that the exchange goes both ways – that Spain’s music is also the beneficiary of many folk traditions from Latin America and beyond.
Florante Aguilar - guitar, arrangements and compositions
Chus Alonso - flute & laud, arrangements and compositions
Sage Baggott - drums
Greg Kehret - double bass
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