Percussions and Drums take the virtual centerstage as CCP-OP And Percussive Arts Society Philippines Present Pintig, A Percussion Festival

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Percussions and Drums take the virtual centerstage as CCP-OP And Percussive Arts Society Philippines Present Pintig, A Percussion Festival

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LEADING percussionists and drummers from all over the world will gather for a one-of-a-kind festival that highlights the incredible sounds of percussion and drum instruments.  The Cultural Center of the Philippines, through its Office of the President, and the Percussive Arts Society Philippines (PAS PH) bring you PINTIG, A Percussion Festival.  This festival marks the one of the biggest gatherings of performing artists in the country today.

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This three (3)-day virtual festival, which seeks to further promote the musical sounds of percussion and drums, boasts of highly-engaging activities for everyone.  PINTIG promises performances, clinics, master classes, workshops and panels given by the finest artists in the country and showcasing all areas of percussion, drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness.  PINTIG, A Percussion Festival will happen from May 28 – 30, 7:30PM, at the CCP Office of the President Facebook Page. (http://facebook.com/ccp.officeofthepresident)

Delight in the performances of over THIRTY (30) of the most recognizable names in drumming and percussion.  The performers are Alexis Constantino (Percussionist, ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra), Aaron Awitan Reyes (FEU Drumline), Andrea Tanlapco (Temple Hill International School), Arthur Lipner (World-renowned Keyboard Percussionist), Arvin Olete (UP College of Music), Benedict Marcelino (UP College of Music), Chico Macorol (UP College of Music), Cyd and Ruth Tumpalan (Filipino artists based in USA), Daniel Bartolome (Award-winning Music Director), Eisen Soler (Citizen’s Brigade Band of Dasma City), Ernie Severino (Side A), Gian Vergel (UST Conservatory of Music), Jacques and Jose Dufourt (UP College of Music/ Pinikpikan/ Salsamba), John Paul Villahermosa (UP College of Music/ OFY/ Banda 46, Carmona Cavite), Dr. John Wooton (World-renowned Percussionist and Rudimental Drummer), Otep Concepcion (South Border), Julia Tabije (UP College of Music), Junjun Regalado (Bamboo), Jun Regalado (Asia’s Best Drummer), Karmi Santiago (Ebe Dancel/ Baihana/ Richard Poon), Kent Bryan Capistrano (PWU/ OFY/, Banda 5, Cardona, Rizal), Kevin Castelo (Jacobs School of Music Indiana University), Lexter Deo D. Santos (OFY/ CEU/ PWU), Mar Dizon (First Zildjian Philippines Ambassador), Mariella Evhavez (Classic Youth Orchestra, Cebu City), Maria Elora C. Aquino (Temple Hill International School), Rhonnel Ibañez (OFY/ CEU / Banda Dos Kabataan, Angono Rizal), Ryan Peralta (Drumstart Drum Circles Philippines), Satur Tiamson (Filipino Artist based in Hong Kong/ Angono Wind Ensemble and President of PAS Philippines), Tusa Montes (UP College of Music), Abby Clutario (UP College of Music), Vinnie Aguas (Filipino based in USA), Zara Lachica (UST Conservatory of Music and Secretary and Treasurer of PAS Philippines), Jayson Rivera (Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra), Batukada De Negros Percussion Group, Digos City Tribal Beatz, UST Percussion Ensemble: Mark Eduard Hipona, Gabriel Zagala, Roby Calderon, Allan Abdulla, Isaac Belostrino, Emmanuel John Mahipus, Franco Tantay, Isaac De Alva, Koreen Trinidad, Nicolette Zamora, KKK: Kundiman, Kwentuhan at Katuwaan musicians, Nobel Queano (Guitarist and Arranger- HK Based), Lorraine Lisen (Soprano) and Zscharmaine Princess Baretto (Soprano), Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Percussion Ensemble, and Patrick Jarod Paz (OFY).

Apart from exciting performances from the artists mentioned above, a series of workshops will also be offered EXCLUSIVELY to Percussive Arts Society members.  World-renowned keyboard percussionist Arthur Lipner will elevate your understanding of various keyboard percussions on his workshop entitled, “KEYBOARD PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS,” which will happen on May 28, at 8:30 PM.  John Wooton a.k.a. Dr. Throwdown, a highly-respected percussion educator gives his lecture on “UNDERSTANDING RUDIMENTS AND CLAVE,” on May 29, at 8:30PM.  Those who would like to attend these workshops may sign up for PAS membership.  The link for registration is https://www.pas.org/membership/individual-group or you may contact Mr. Satur Tiamson on Facebook and email at saturnino_tiamson@yahoo.com

PINTIG, A Percussion Festival is a project of the CCP Office of the President’s SINING SIGLA Program.  This program, under the leadership of CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, aims to continuously reach out to the public, even in the midst of the pandemic, by providing culturally-relevant art programs online.  Past programs include ‘Jazz Stay At Home’ (Jazz Festival), ‘MALA’ (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts), ‘Sigla ng Pasko,’ and ‘Awit at Dula: Pagbabalik-tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan.’

The festival is also supported by JB Music Philippines, Initial- P Percussion Studio (HK), Innovative Percussion, Inc. (USA), Gip Percussion (HK), Coray Percussion (HK)and Prologix Percussion USA. (PR)

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