Celebrate the life of Danny Kalanduyan Nov 5 & 6!

October 14, 2016 in Uncategorized


Celebrate & honor the life of Danongan ‘Danny’ Kalanduyan!!

Saturday & Sunday NOV 5 & 6
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103
Memorial Info:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Bayanihan Community Center:

1 – 4 PM | Music & dance performances, open mic & film screening
[Free admission, open to the public]

6-8 PM | Kamayan Pagana Maguindanao Memorial Dinner
[Ticket fee: $25 advance online, $35 at the door (limited QTY)] 

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Bayanihan Community Center:
1 – 4:30 PM | Jam session, open mic & film screening
[Free admission, open to the public]
Calling out to all of Danny’s friends, family & students!
We’d love for you to be a part of Danny’s memorial as:
– Performers: 
musicians, dancers, singers, spoken word artists 
& more perform SAT and / or SUN!
– Planning Committee Members:
Looking for awesome individuals to help coordinate the event!
– Volunteers:
Plan to attend? Lend a helping hand while you’re there!
If you would like to participate email: info@kularts.org

CWF funds 3 SoMa Pilipinas projects!!

October 7, 2016 in Making Visible, Uncategorized


It’s a fabulous day for SoMa, Pilipino & API arts!!

Kularts along with our friends from the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN& Kearny Street Workshop (KSWhave been awarded 2016 Visual Arts Grants from the Creative Work Fund!

Grants are extremely competitive, with just eight 2016 CWF visual arts projects awarded we’re so proud that all three SoMa-based projects were funded!

Congratulations to all the community organizations, staff & artists involved!!

Here’s just a brief description of all of our projects via Creative Work Fund:

Illustrator Don Aguillo, illustrator/writer Raf Salazar, and KulArts are collaborating to create Pinoy Superheroes Here and Now!, spotlighting untold stories of everyday Pilipino heroes who live or work in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. Aguillo and Salazar will create a graphic novel-style episodic comic book that will be available in print and online, as well as six posters based on the comic book.

Jerome Reyes and SOMCAN are collaborating on a multi-platform political campaign that generates and circulates artwork throughout the neighborhood. 

Weston Teruya and Kimberle Arteche are partnering with KSW to create Means of Exchange, engaging with small businesses in San Francisco’s rapidly changing South of Market district to co-create art products and pop-up businesses.


Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan Memorial Fund

September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized


We mark the end of an era, legendary “Father of American Kulintang Music,” Danongan ‘Danny’ Kalanduyan passed away Wednesday Sept. 28 2016 at Stanford University Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Per the request of his family in the U.S. and in the Philippines, and according to Maguindanaon Muslim tradition, he was given a proper Muslim burial within 24 hours after his death.

Kularts has launched the Danongan Kalanduyan Memorial Fund campaign. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help pay for the funeral expenses, to financially assist his widow, Josefina “Pina” Kalanduyan.

Kularts will be hosting a memorial in his honor, and the event/venue details will be announced shortly. If you would like to participate in the planning please email: info@kularts.org.


The Ba-e Makiling Audience has spoken…

September 27, 2016 in Bae Makiling, Works by Jay Loyola


Such amazing feedback from all of our Ba-e Makiling attendees – we just HAVE to share some of favorites:

“Best Pin@y Production I’ve ever seen in my 34 years of life!”

“Lovely! We teared up at the end, especially my 5-yr-old daughter.”

“Thank you for your artistry, storytelling, and craft. I hope to see the greater community get a chance to experience this.”

“That was such a beautiful and powerful performances! It’s a good thing I brought tissues!”

“It speaks to my culture and heart.”

“So engaging with beautiful choreography + soundtrack.”

“A first class performance deserving NY Broadway!”

“The whole experience brought me back home.”


Show your support for the talented team of artists & designers who made this production possible by donating to our Indiegogo Campaign, now til Oct 10!


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