Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble has had the honor of being invited to a number of performances on the stages of universities throughout San Diego, California. The photos here were taken at an international program event held annually at San Diego State University.
San Diego State University is an academically rich urban university that provides endless possibilities for students. Part of the 23-campus California State University system, SDSU is the third-largest university in the state with an enrollment of over 30,000 students. We offer nearly 200 different academic degree choices, including 80+ undergraduate majors leading to a bachelor’s degree. With award-winning professors, top-notch Research Facilities, and a sunny location at the gateway to Latin America and the Pacific Rim, SDSU gives students the tools to expand their knowledge and their potential.
Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble was born out of the amazing opportunity to learn first-hand from Kulintang masters such as Danongan Kalanduyan and have gone to great lengths to travel to the Philippines and document the tradition. Such intense training and study gives Pakaraguian a very unique flavor. Founder Bernard Ellorin is an ethnomusicologist and has personally purchased every instrument and costume used by the Ensemble.
Pic 1: Babandil
Pic 2: Agung
Pic 3: Dabakan
Pic 4: Gandingan
Photos by (disclaimer: author’s significant other) Joseph Mangat. You can find more of his work on his Flickr account, on the following link: FLICKR