The ‘Lakbay Lahi’ Experience: A Raw and Organic Improvisation of Ethnic Filipino Music
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The ‘Lakbay Lahi’ Experience: A Raw and Organic Improvisation of Ethnic Filipino Music

I saw Lakbay Lahi perform many times in Dasma, Cavite and they’re not some typical band playing and tweaking with amplified instruments – the guitar, the effects pedal, the drums, and the keyboard, etc. They don’t even have a vocalist! I watched them… NO, I experienced them – YES! That’s the perfect word – and … Continue reading

Colorizing Old Photos of Philippine History: The Art of Ivan Bilugan
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Colorizing Old Photos of Philippine History: The Art of Ivan Bilugan

ONE DAY, TWO years ago, Ivan was helping his mother organize their old family photos when they found a very small picture, taken in 1953, of his mother (then five years old) with her three-year-old brother and their cousins. Wanting to preserve the photograph and knowing Ivan’s skills in digital graphics design, Ivan’s ma asked … Continue reading

Filipino film ‘NAKAW’ bags awards at international film festivals
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Filipino film ‘NAKAW’ bags awards at international film festivals

Cavite filmmakers Alvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo’s short film Nakaw has been bagging awards in prestigious international film festivals recently. Nakaw, which stars Kristoffer King, won Best Director and Best Cinematography at the Short + Sweet Film Festival International Gala night August 24, 2017 at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood California USA. The film … Continue reading

Kulay Cavite 2017 Mural Festival artists paint Cavite’s identities in public walls
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Kulay Cavite 2017 Mural Festival artists paint Cavite’s identities in public walls

The first and biggest Mural Festival in the Philippines, dubbed as “Kulay Cavite,”  brought together 40 established street artists and muralists in 10 strategic areas in the region this April-June 2017 to paint Cavite’s historic identities in public walls. The visual artists showcased their talents using their own style and concepts with recommendations from the … Continue reading

Museo of the Metro
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Museo of the Metro

Inside the nation’s greenest university lies a museum waiting to be discovered. Museo De La Salle, a Spanish colonial era-inspired “bahay na bato” is a must-see attraction in the modern city of Dasmariñas, Cavite. Architectural Design History Museo De La Salle features the enviable lifestyle of the Ilustradosor the Filipino elite during the Spanish colonial … Continue reading