Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

TULA: Bagong Bahagharì

Magkikita-kita pa rin tayong mulî Magsásalu-salong dî nagmámadalî Sa pinagdaanan babangon, babawi. Ang dî nakadalaw at dî nakauwî Ang maglalakbáy pa sa malayong lahì Makararatíng din nang maluwalhatì. Ang dilím...

TULA: Takipsilim

Paano ko masasambit At inyong maririnig Ako’y nalulungkot Ako’y natatakot Mahirap mang aminin Unti-unting tumatakas na lakas Mga ala-alang kipkip sa diwa Nagbibigay ng ngiti, masasayang gunita Unti-unting tinatangay ng hangin Yugto sa...

Celebrating Mindanao in the midst of a pandemic: face masks made of ‘Inaul’ and...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) -- I have always been mystified by the woven fabrics of our Mindanawon weavers. This fascination to anything...

POETRY: The Morning Dew

(The rainy season has just come forth and every morning I see a few awesome dew desperately hanging on for dear life only to...

POETRY: Bathed in Amber Sunlight On Fajr

Subhan Allah! Not blinding at all Oh never! Squinting I gaze in awe through eyes half-closed Bathed in heavenly glow Making me smile Softly feeling blessed! Majestic! No wonder Allah made an oath Benedicting...

POETRY: On the Mushaf I found Thee (And the House of Praise that Awaits...

(Warina Sushil A. Jukuy wrote this poem Friday night, 17 April 2020, for her younger sister, Wadrayna Jukuy – Dimafelix, a Muslim Tausug nurse-frontliner...

POETRY: Milton’s Child

Find me a womb of meanings for frigid verses This nomad awaits the birth of night The dark hides the pain of pains At daybreak let me smell the dew before it leaves with the breath of the morning wind (Redmoon of Bukidnon likes...

SONG: Alay sa mga Frontliners

https://youtu.be/0eFsfdFWhZ0 Manggagamot pawiin ang sakit ng bayang nagdurusa sa salot , walang patid Buhay ng tao ngayo’y nawawaglit Isang kisap mata’y tapos na Buhay ng tao nasa panganib isang kisap mata’y tapos...

TULA: Alay sa mga Frontliners sa COVID-19

(Para sa kawani sa kalusugan, lansangan, basurero, panadero/a, taga palengke, boluntaryo, tagapagpaganap sa barangay, social workers, taga gawa ng batas, nagpapatupad ng batas, bumubutas...

Docu film on Marawi Siege aftermath premieres on March 20

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 March) -- The documentary film A House in Pieces will make its world premiere on March 20 during the...

Malong Day

Malong Day' on March 2, 2020 at the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City. The University Library started ‘Malong Day’ on  March...

The Bauhaus gallery’s first exhibit: soil paintings by Talaandig artists

The Bauhaus at Dona Vicenta Village in Bajada, Davao City will launch its art gallery on February 20 with an exhibit of soil paintings...

REVIEW: “Mindanao” the movie: the script reduces an island so full of cultural and...

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 05 January) -- I finally had the chance to watch Brillante Mendoza's "Mindanao." You have to give it to Judy Ann...

REVIEW: A Little Show Of Horrors: As diversion or defiance, the Philippine teleserye is suddenly...

MINDANEWS (08 December 2019) -- A year ago, Oscar Albayalde, who was still getting the hang of his appointment as the new chief of...

4 Mindanawons featured in Budayaw Festival visual arts exhibit in Kuching

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 November) – Four Mindanawons are representing the Philippines in the ongoing BIMP-EAGA Budayaw Festival in Kuching, Malaysia on November...

‘Look After’: Notes on Philippines’ visual arts and photography exhibits in Budayaw Festival 2019...

KUCHING, Malaysia (MindaNews / 20 November) -- ‘Look After’ is a phrasal verb that refers to act for the betterment of others – an...

Bathalad-Mindanao holds 23rd annual convention: A gathering of wordsmiths

By Raul G. Moldez ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 7 November) – Stormy weather and heavy pouring of rains did not deter the Binisaya writers coming...

Arnel Villegas’ “Forest Images 5” exhibit opens Oct 23

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 October) – “Forest Images 5,” pen-and-ink artist Arnel Villegas’ 15th solo exhibit, opens at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October...

UP Mindanao’s Koro Kantahanay performs at MusiKapayapaan

Koro Kantahanay, the resident choir group of the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, was one of 52 choirs -- and the only one...

Brewing Art, Brewing Culture

Artist Rameer A. Tawasil welcomes guests at the opening on Sunday, October 6, of a group exhibit titled “Brewing Art, Brewing Culture” at the...

MindaArt (10 of 10): FLUJOS (Flows) by the Gallery of the Peninsula and the...

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (9 of 10): COLORS OF THE EARTH by Talaandig Soil Painters

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (8 of 10): COLLECTIVE EXPRESSIONS by Likha-Karaga

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (7 of 10). RECENT CRESCENT by Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (6 of 10). LEAVING & LIVING by Tabula Rasa

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (5 of 10): THE SILENT WITNESS by Piguras Davao

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (4 of 10): CONVERGENCE by Gallery Down South

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt in photos

MindanaoArt: a momentous event for Mindanawon Artists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 October) -- Waters.  What would Mindanao be without its waters especially the sea that surrounds the main island and...

MindanaoArt (3 of 10): Datu Bago Gallery Cafe (DCNHS Senior High Lab)

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (2 of 10): THE TWINNING OF CREATION AND DESTRUCTION by Bintana Art Gallery

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

MindanaoArt (1 of 10). MEANDER by Art Portal Gallery for Contemporary Art

1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit Theme: Traversing the River of Creativity Atrium of Gaisano Mall, Davao City 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, October 5 and 6,...

Where is Mindanao in the Philippine art scene? Visit the 1st Mindanao Art Fair...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 October) – “Where is Mindanao in the Philippine art scene? Is there such a thing as Mindanao art?” Visit Davao...

ART TALK: Traversing the River of Creative Generations

(Curatorial notes for the 1st Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit, and Conference) Headwaters emanate from above, higher than where many of us are. These trickle down...

Renowned art personalities to share expertise in MindanaoArt

The first ever Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit, and Conference (MindanaoArt 2019) slated this October 4-6, 2019 gathers not just Mindanao artists at the Gaisano...

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Dabawenya is first Philippine-based artist featured by Etsy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 August) – A Dabawenya has become the first Philippine-based artist featured by Etsy, “a global marketplace for unique and...

PERSONAL ACCOUNT: A mere mention or photo of my work in one of the...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 August) -- So thrilled that I finally get to share this secret with you: Etsy published a feature on...

French Film Festival starts July 17 at the Cinematheque Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) – The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will stage the three-day 24th French Film Festival at...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: FILM REVIEWS: The Nanny/Yaya Story

Many Filipinos who enjoy watching films that do not insult their intelligence are sighing with relief now that the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)...

Mindanawon filmmakers urged to use films as tools for peacebuilding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Dec)  -- Mindanawon filmmakers must produce more films that promote peacebuilding to correct the negative stereotypes about Mindanao due...

CURATOR’S NOTES: Handuraw Marawi: Bearing witness to war

By Leonardo Rey Cariño CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – The modern age is accustomed to graphic images of war. From Francisco...

REVIEW: IPAG mounts Gervacio’s Datu Mankalasi: Explorations of folklore versus reality

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Nov) – The plight of the Lumad, in particular, the Agusanon Manobo, took center stage when the Mindanao State...

KURI-KURI: Lanao Art Makes A Splash in The Big Apple

I follow the night Can't stand the light When will I begin My life again? (“One Day I’ll Fly Away”) It is perhaps providential that an art exhibit that...

Bangsamoro film wins 2 top prizes at World Premieres festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 July) – “Daughters of Three Tailed Banner,” the first part of multi-awarded Bangsamoro filmmaker Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan’s film, “Moro2mrw, “...

Identifying heritage in canvas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) -- What makes art Filipino? That's an inquiry posed by art critic and curator Virgilio Cuizon during a one day workshop...

Kuntaw Mindanaw off to Uzbekistan for Asian music fest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) -- A Mindanawon performing group will be flying to Uzbekistan to represent the country in one of Central Asia's biggest...

A glimpse of the world’s folklore

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 14 August) -- How did a small city in Mindanao get to be host to an event that brings in over...

Butuan’s out of the box art gallery

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) -- It's absolutely far-out, both in terms of concept and exhibition. Count in its location and isolation. But painter Jon...

Is dance still a relevant medium? UP Mindanao dancers answer and show their best...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 May) -- Besides entertainment, the purpose that dance has long served included conveying ideas, emotions, and messages that no other medium...

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