Documentary film and discussion with Prof. Maria Christine Muyco, College of Music, University of the Philippines
The documentary film focuses on the cultural life of the Panay Bukidnon, a traditional community in the highlands of Panay in Western Visayas, Central Philippines. The film has a particular focus on the binanog music-dance tradition that embodies an ideology/expression called “sibud.” Sibud as projected by the binanog indicates ‘flow,’ regulating the workability of music-dance performance through the play of structures and synchronizations.
Sibud becomes part of the performers’ consciousness in the binanog when they link their physical-affective selves with the metaphysical dimensions of life in their community. More broadly, sibud is the Panay Bukidnons' mode of survival against flux; a way of thinking and of confronting sociopolitical, religious, and economic change. Sibud is a Panay Bukidnon ideological expression, social value, as well as a pragmatic guide to a workable praxis.
Maria Christine Muyco is an assistant professor in the Department of Theory and Composition, College of Music, at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philippine Studies and is currently researching analytical tools at the UCLA Ethnomusicology Department to assist her dissertation writing. Her research/study is made possible by a grant from the Faculty Development Program of the University of the Philippines. The film is a work in progress and funded by the Creative and Research Scholarship Fund of the U.P. (University of the Philippines) System.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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