Resolution of the Soul | ImprovisAsians 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of Danongan Kalanduyan performing traditional Filipino kulintang
Generations of Bay Area students and colleagues pay tribute to Danongan "Danny" Kalanduyan by performing selections of pieces learned from him, with added cross-cultural inspiration. Kalanduyan, a consummate master of Southern Filipino music/dance responsible for introducing to the U.S. the traditional kulintang (bronze gong) ensemble music of his Maguindanaon culture, passed away September 28, 2016. A National Endowment Heritage fellow, Kalanduyan taught at SF State, directed and performed with his own Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble and organized community with the nonprofit arts collective Mindanao Lilang-Lilang. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music, Asian Improv aRts
School of Music
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ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and workshops at SF State exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building.

Performers include members of Kalanduyan’s Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble, joined by:

  • royal hartigan, drums
  • Jimmy Biala, percussion
  • John-Carlos Perea, bass/vocals
  • Hafez Modirzadeh, saxophone
  • Masaru Koga, saxophone
  • Francis Wong, saxophone
  • and special guests


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Photo by Tom Pich