Kulintang Seattle Workshop


Meet and learn from Kulingtang Guro, Manuel T. Dragon, one of the original core members of Danny Kalanduyan’s Palabuniyan Kulingtang Ensemble of San Francisco.

Live, hands-on instrumental use of the Kulingtang, learn basic melodic tones & rhythm patterns.

Where: Lake Washington Girls Middle School
810 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(Legion of Mary Room, entrance located outside of Immaculate Conception Church parking lot)

Door Time: 6:15 pm Registration & food/refreshments (Limited space)

Workshop Time/s: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Daily Sessions
(Tuesday session is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Cost: FREE
(Note: Selected participants will have opportunity to play in Kulingtang Master’s ensemble in a live performance at the Northwest Folklife Festival with Filipiniana Dance Company on Saturday, May 27, 2017)

For more information & registration email buena.ventura44@yahoo.com or call 206-465-3399

Cecilia Suyat Marshall: A Blessed Life in Civil Rights

Here is a video interview of Filipina American Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat Marshall reflecting on her life, husband Thurgood Marshall, and experiences at the NAACP.

“We’ve come a long way, but we’ve still a long way to go.” – Cissy

Cecilia Suyat went to Columbia University to study as a stenographer and then became an employee at the NAACP where she met many influential people working towards civil rights.  She reflects on working in the New York offices of the NAACP as a blessing, possibly from her guardian angel.  Although they were working towards equality, she was fearful of Thurgood Marshall’s marriage proposal to her.  Although not black or white, many people still treated her as a foreigner. Her sons are Thurgood Marshall Jr. and John W. Marshall.

Thank you to all our FANHS members and our African American supporters who recognize and remember the shared race issues that Black and Brown people have gone through during this October: Filipino American History Month. #FAHM (See FANHS Seattle prior statement on #BlackLivesMatter here)

An All American Family

An All American Family

This interview is from the Library of Congress, conducted on June 30th 2013 by Emilye Crosby.  Only 435 people have viewed this YouTube video as of this posting.  Share Cecilia’s voice this FAHM. Thanks, dc