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November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kapwa Festival supports new collaborative works and mentorship of emerging and professional artists in understanding that we all come from somewhere, from someone, from many.
Unraveling our ancestral pasts, weaving our histories together, each of us, one patch of a quilted blanket. Many have arrived in Vancouver with stories. Many who are at different stages of understanding their own indigeneity, in solidarity with First Nations who fight to keep their language or to keep the land and waters clean and free. Some are a part of the global diaspora, immigrants, refugees – all settlers, always learning, in process of decolonizing.
We honour those who have been here for centuries longer than Captain Vancouver was and we seek to connect our commonalities in traditions and human understanding through the equally deep, rich and beautifully interwoven First Nations cultures that have been built on storytelling. The Kapwa Festival offers a temporary time and space for collaboration between Filipinos in the diaspora and urban indigenous cultural artists.
Please RSVP to this event by getting a ticket through Eventbrite as seating is limited.
The Kathara Society is proud to host the following artists in the spirit of strengthening our relations to one another and recognising Filipino indigeneity. The following artists will be performing:
– Kim Villagante, singer emcee arts
– Corey Bullpit, Haida visual & tattoo artist, and mask maker
– Babette Santos, Lead choregrapher and Kathara artistic director
– Kat Norris, Indi-pino (Indigenous and Filipino mix heritage) storyteller and singer
– Bert Monterona, Manobo (Philippine indigenous people from Southern Philippines) visual artist and arts facilitator
– Kin Balam, conscious revolutionary hip hop flamenco indigenous artist originally from the indigenous lands of El Salvador
– Shishir Inocalla, premiere Filipino martial arts instructor / practitioner
– Mayo Landicho, Filipino visual artist and traditional tattoo artist known for “hand-tapping”
– Kathara Dance Theatre, local theatrical dance group portraying Philippine indigenous peoples music, dance, and story-telling
– Cease Wyss, local Squamish storyteller and multimedia artist
– Tin Gamboa contemporary dancer
– Madeleine Macculum
– Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Contemporary artist
– Jeremiah Carag, Singer