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SIBOD: Music, Dance, & Gesture of the Panay Bukidnon July 8, 2019


Kathara Society proudly presents
SIBOD: Music, Dance, & Gesture of Philippine Panay Bukidnon tribe
at Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Tuesday July 8, 2019  @ 5:30 – 8:30 PM    

Tickets @ Eventbrite
Media Contact: Will Canero

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories – June 2019. Filipinos in diaspora living in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Vancouver rejoice at the proclamation of the month of June as Filipino Heritage Month. Identifying as a community that has helped shape Canadian economic fabric, Filipinos have since the 1960’s arrived as sewers, caregivers, nurses, doctors, engineers, hospitality workers, business and tech professionals. It is said that Filipinos have integrated well due to its unique relationship with the West and its rich cultural traditions. As well, many believe that Filipinos have also contributed positively into Canada’s cultural mosaic especially during these times of reconciliation.”

On July 8, 2019 Philippine Indigenous Peoples-focused group called Kathara Pilipino Indigenous Arts Collective Society, is presenting the work of visiting artist-academic Dr. Maria Christine Muyco through an interactive multimedia lecture workshop at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. The event called SIBOD: Music, Dance, and Gestures of Panay Bukidnon Tribe click here, highlights Philippine Indigenous People’s culture from the Visayas region, one of the main island groupings in the Philippines.

“Muyco provides us with a magic key to enter a remarkable world where music, dance,

and gesture are woven together to create a fabric of human meaning.”

Elena Rivera Mirano, Professor, University of the Philippines

The event is billed as an important initiative by the Filipino community with its intent in raising awareness of Philippine Indigenous People’s culture and in expressing solidarity with Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh nations based in the Lower Mainland. Click here. Partial proceeds raised through this event will be donated to Dr. Maria Christine Muyco’s preferred group The School of Living Traditions in Tapaz (Capiz) and Calinog (Iloilo).

Dr. Christine Muyco author, music composer, ethnomusicologist, and community advocate will be conducting an interactive multimedia (film, dance, music) lecture workshop about the Panay Bukidnon tribe from the island of Panay. Central to the theme of the lecture is the Panay Bukidnon’s ideology of sibod (sea-bod) which is found intricately sewn into the rituals, dances and music of the tribe. Topics of discussion will include the understanding of Indigenous People’s cultural issues and the community’s effort to transmit their dances, chanting, embroidery and other traditional expressions over to the next generation, the School of Living Tradition, and to the Philippine National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.

Register here.

Kathara Society’s event SIBOD is supported by allies Tulayan  Bridging Filipinx in Diaspora, Dahong Pilipino, and Collingwood Neighbourhood House. Register here: EVENTBRITE

For further inquiries, please contact:  OR call 778.835.2311

Maria Christine Muyco. Music composer, Philippine Studies scholar, and ethnomusicologist (Ph.D. Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines; Alternate Studies in Ethnomusicology and Dance Theory at the University of California. Los Angeles (UCLA); M.Mus. Music Composition, University of British Columbia; B.M. Composition, University of the Philippines). She received the 2016 Fulbright scholarship, 2016 Japan Foundation Asia Center research grant, and her latest publications include SIBOD: Ideology and Expressivity in Binanog Dance, Music, and Folkways
of the Panay Bukidnon.Q.C., Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University Press (listed as National Book Award finalist, 2017). She was the former chairperson of the Department of Composition and Theory, University of the Philippines, Diliman- College of Music and currently Associate Professor of the same department. Also, she served as the President of the Asian Composers League, Philippines Chapter from 2010-2015 and was the Festival Director of its 2015 international festival. Aside from scholarly work, she is active in assisting the Panay Bukidnon community on their Schools of Living Traditions and cultural activities.

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