Rhythm of the Islands

Ethnomusicologist Dr. Fe Prudente takes the audience to various destinations through unique traditional musical practices. She narrates her journey from South Cotobato – where music imitates life; to poetic battles in Quezon Province; lullabies for the afterlife in Cuyo Island; a musical welcome for newborns in Kalinga; and the singers of Laji in Batanes. Meanwhile, Nim Laquian of the band Pawikan guides us through homey dives and packed music bars to find the music of the night in the city that never sleeps – Manila.

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