‘Kulintang Dialect’ workshops, performances coming soon

/ 09:09 PM September 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO– Original kulintang music compositions that explore the idea of an American kulintang music tradition, with its own distinctive accent, will be offered to the public in a series of workshop presentations and performances, eventually leading to the production o a music album.


Conrad Benedicto’s Kulintang Dialects,theseries of public workshops and performances, will be at Balboa High School in December 2018 and April 2019 and public performances will be in June 2019.

All original compositions in Dialect will be rooted in three traditional kulintang songs: Binalig, Kangungudan, and Tidtu.


Conread Benedicto

Benedicto will be joined by collaborating kulintang artists in the SF Bay Area including Caroline Cabading, Alexis Canillo, Manny Dragon, Ronald Quesada, and Lydia Neff.

During the workshops and performances, Benedicto and performing artists will show the connections between the songs and their roots within the rhythms and melodies of each style.

This project is made possible and supported by grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Workshops Dates:
All workshops will be held in Balboa High School’s Susan Ritter Room

  • Fall 2018
    • October 13, 2-4pm
    • November 17, 2-4pm
  • Winter 2019
    • Feb 9, time TBA
  • Spring 2019
    • April 6, time TBA

Performance Dates:

  • Venue: Balboa High School Theater
  • Dates:
    • June 1, 7pm
    • June 2, 2pm

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