Selected Performances, Workshops, and Media

PKE performs at Pamana Kultura Event @2220 Arts in Historic Filipino Town on Oct. 23, 2021
PKE’s performance at Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, Oct. 24, 2021 for Filipino American History Month

Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble of Southern California participated in the recording sessions earlier this spring for the forthcoming resource, “Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings,” a project of Adam Matthew Digital in collaboration with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.–CSUDH Faculty Highlights August 2019

Photo courtesy of Adam Matthews Digital.

  • Music and Dance of Mindanao, Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, New Mexico Humanities Council, 17 November 2018.
  • Music and Dance of Mindanao,Workshop and Performance, Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 5-6 April, 2018.
  • Philippine Independence Day, Carson, CA, 9 June 2018.
  • Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble and Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts, Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, Echo Park, 8 October, 2017.
  • Kid-friendly performance at the Skirball with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble,  27 August 2016.
  • Kulintang performances, Filipino American History Month Celebrations, 2011-2013, City of Carson, CA.
  • Performed on kulintang for Tufts’ Filipino Cultural Society, April 2009.
  • November 23, 2008 Guest performer with the Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble at Tufts University.
  • Performance/demonstration on kulintang for Asian Heritage Month Festival at Stonehill College, April 2008 (VIDEO)

Students of Iskwelahang Pilipino (Filipino School) learn kulintang for their cultural dances. They performed these pieces for NEFFA (New England Folk Festival) on April 26, 2008.

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Recorded with members of Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble for of the Black Eyed Peas, March 2007 at Encore Studios in Burbank. Second session for Apl. with Chad Hugo at the Record Plant in Hollywood, June 2007.

  • Espresso Mi Cultura in Hollywood, CA. Art opening of women painters with Joy Mallari, 19 March 2004
  • Collaboration with electronica artist e:trinity Lotus Festival, Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, July 20
  • See kulintang performance at SPCN 2001 and my collaboration with other artists from 2001-2003.
  • Performing on erhu with UCLA’s Music of China ensemble (1997-2005)
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival 1998 with Maguindanao Kulintang Ensemble and Guro Danny Kalanduyan, Washington, D.C.
  • 1999-2005 Music of Bali and Java, Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz, UCLA


  • “Reversal and Refractions for Trumpet and Tape.” Original composition performed for Asian Composers League, Philippines and Japan Foundation in Manila, 20 March, 2009.
  • “The Accident.” Original composition for soprano and mixed ensemble, performed at synaesthesia: Composers and Poets Interpret Works of Art at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 9 October, 1997.
  • “Awit ng Bayan for four sopranos and marimba.” Original composition performed at the Conference and Festival of the Asian Composers League, Manila, Philippines, 20-26 January, 1996.
  • “Still Life Vanitas.” Original composition performed at synaesthesia: Composers and Poets Interpret Works of Art at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 20 October, 1996.

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