The Islamic Magui Moro Master Artists are here on their first ever tour of the United States!
The tribal Master Artists, a troupe of highly trained dancers and musicians from the Philippines ? all under the age of 40 ? will be making a rare appearance at the Asian Art Museum. They will present a special performance based on the rituals of a Filipino wedding ceremony that reflect the time-honored traditions of the Islamic Magui people who populate the southern Philippines.
This vibrant production features melodic and playful love songs, mesmerizing dances, brightly colored costumed warriors leaping in fierce mock attacks and singing poetic incantations of sacred verse, live kulintang (gong ensemble) music inspired by the sounds of typhoon rains and crashing waves interspersed with the dizzying rhythms of the agung (bass gongs), and more.
This performance is FREE with museum admission, and is presented in association with Kularts, the Bay Area institution that serves as the nation?s premier presenter of American Filipino performing arts. For more information, please call 415-581-3500; on the web, visit www.asianart.org or www.kularts.org.
Come celebrate, get schooled, connect with good art and people, and above all, support Filipino arts! Every single event will go directly to the artists themselves!
Added by jyin on May 17, 2005