Talks, jazz, dance at SF Asian Art Museum for Fil-Am Month
SAN FRANCISCO – “Remembering the Past, Moving onto the Future” is this year’s theme of the Filipino American History Month celebrations at the Asian Art Museum.
Leaders in the community will come together to speak on issues of the past with contemporary perspectives Thursday, Sept. 29.
A jazz performance will follow the panel: “Remembrance and Jazz in the Philippines,” Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30–8 p.m. Free with museum admission; $5 after 5 p.m. A focus of the evening will be dedicated to exploring the development of jazz and its roots in the Philippines. Longtime jazz musician Sugar Pie Desanto will be honored through the contemporary voice of Aireene Espiritu, who will sing some of Desanto’s works as well as some of her own originals.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, is the annual Fil-Am History Month celebration MOVEMENT through dance, spoken and written word, and martial arts. This year’s theme of MOVEMENT focuses on the traditions of dance, jazz, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Free admission courtesy of Target.
Jay Loyola returns to direct the American Center of Philippine Arts and USF Kasamahan groups for a full day of powerful dance performances. Test your strength with workshops led by Eskabo Daan.
More into the movement of words? Check out our poetry workshops led by poet Karen Llagas of UC Berkeley and baybayin artist Norman de los Santos and write your own thoughtful piece.
Follow the sounds of Isang Himig A Capella group through the galleries and outside on our museum front steps. Or try your hand at an activity created by our Art Speak interns.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Manila, where the Philippines independence was recognized.
Join Cecilia Gaerlan from the Bataan Legacy Historical Society and Stephen Haller from the National Park Service, for a journey through time, highlighting significant milestones in history beginning with the Battle of Manila in 1898 up to present day.
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