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The Live Performance You Should Not Miss This Week: Royal Hartigan at Limbo!

The Live Performance You Should Not Miss This Week: Royal Hartigan at Limbo!


Mynila Team February 21, 2019 Music & Culture

A multi-faceted jazz performance of drums, sax and Kulintang comes together under one hot tin roof of jazzy snazzy tunes and beats by Royal Hartigan, Rick Countryman, Tusa Montes accompanied by dance moves of Sasa Cabaluinto!

Royal Hartigan is a percussionist, pianist and tap dancer who has studied and performed the musics of Asia, Africa, Europe, West Asia and the Americas. He has trained and travelled in different continents and is involved in ongoing research on the music, culture, meaning of the music, dance and expressions of the world’s peoples. He has received many awards for global research, performance and teaching. He has publicised Blood Drum Spirit: Drum Languages of West Africa, African America, Native America, Central Java and South India, an analysis of world drumming traditions.

Countryman Rick is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist. Rick has been an active member of the Manila jazz scene. He leads and performs in ensembles on baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, alto flute and bass flute; performing original compositions as well as free jazz/improvisation, in his own jazz quartets and trios.

Tusa Montes is an indigenous percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and professor in the University of the Philippines College of Music. She has studied various Kulintang styles and has a passion, knowledge and skill in African and Afro-Latin music.

Datu Arellano will be also joining the groups performance tonight; he is a visual artist, a musician, a designer, a retired front-end web developer, an educator, and an active member of the Anino Shadowplay Collective, a group that specializes in shadow puppetry. As a practitioner he straddles multiple contexts of visual and performing arts, and works within the traditional forms of drawing, painting, and sculpture; the experimental aspects of sound design, music, and video; and the commercial contexts of graphic design.

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Tusa Montes (left) and Sasa Cabalguinto (right)

Alongside the quartet will be professional dancer, Sasa Cabalguinto complimenting the improvisational performance tonight from 10pm at Limbo!

Limbo is located at 5374 General Luna, Poblacion, Makati