Singing Plants (Live)

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Singing Plants (Live)

Jo SiMalaya AlCampo
Amy Desjarlais (nee Tabobandung)
Ester Dulawan Tuldague
& Members of Kapwa Collective

Sunday June 25th, 12-1pm

In the Children’s Garden (Chimney Court)
at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Admission is free. All are welcome.

In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, Jo SiMalaya Alcampo and friends will give a performance that features her Singing Plants installation as a live instrument. The afternoon’s activities will include traditional prayers, chants, and a participatory jam session with singing plants and indigenous instruments.


- Amy Desjarlais (nee Tabobandung) will open the event with an acknowledgement and prayer/drumsong. Amy will share the EarthTALKER Water Project and music from the Sacred Water Journey album.

- Ester Dulawan Tuldague will share a solidarity statement and talk about the Hudhud, one of the songs that the plants sing. It is a epic chant indigenous to the Ifugao People.

- Jo SiMalaya Alcampo will talk about the Singing Plants and demonstrate how to play them. Kapwa Collective members will engage the audience in an interactive activity that embodies the elements of wind, water, air and fire.

- Kapwa Collective will introduce a set of gongs and teach rhythms passed on by Mamerto “Lagitan” Tindongan and other Ifugao Mombaki’s (shamans) from Bayninan, a village of Banaue in Ifugao.

- Kapwa Collective will invite Jo, Ester, Amy and the audience to join in a group jam session with singing plants and indigenous instruments.

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By: Subtle Technologies