Event: Asian Art Museum 3/5-6 @ San Francisco


I’ll be back at the Asian Art Museum in SF 3/5 & 3/6 for a large scale‪#‎baybayin‬ performance with my kulintang friends (Kulintronica & Titania Buchholdt) playing while I write. I’ll also have art on display and short talk. This is a collaboration with international Japanese calligraphy artist Aoi Yamaguchiwho’ll have taiko drumming. You won’t want to miss this!

EVENT: An Afternoon with Filipino Authors – San Francisco

baybayin book

HARAYA ng PILIPINO! Culture & Indi-Genius Vision! Come celebrate the release of 3 amazing books! Back from the Crocodile’s Belly, Sulat ng Kaluluwa, & The Forgotten Children of Maui. Meet 5 authors, Elenita Leny Strobel, Jane Alfonso, Michael Gonzalez, Kristian Kabuay, and Lane Wilcken! There will be book talks, demonstrations, music, and performances!

Bayanihan Center
San Francisco, California, USA
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EVENT: International Hotel Manilatown Center

Baybayin art

This Sunday 12/9 in San Francisco, Ray Haguisan of Malaya Designs and I will be having probably our last event this year. Join us an a unique boutique sale at the historic International Hotel on Kearny st in Chinatown. Indigenous artists will have items you won’t find else where. Watch live kulingtang and backstrap weaving.

Also, I’ll be doing a large scale Baybayin demonstration and playing music starting at around 3pm. I haven’t played any of my music in the US before, so it will be interesting…..Music + Calligraphy mashup!

Sunday, Dec. 9th, 1pm-6pm
International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street, SF, CA 94108

A Gathering of Indigenous Artists at the International Hotel Manilatown Center in the historic Manilatown neighborhood. Descendants of residents of the old neighborhood return to offer their island inspired clothing, jewelry, and art to the general public. The Center is located in San Francisco at 868 Kearny Street at the intersection of Chinatown, North Beach, and the Financial District. Come experience the a new holiday tradition deeply rooted in a rich arkipelago nation culture. See traditional weaving demonstration by Jenny Bawer Young and Holly Calica sponsored by the Alliance of California Traditional Arts (ACTA).

More info on the Facebook invite

Baybayin Live

Baybayin Live
In 2013, I’ll be focusing more on speaking and live demonstrations rather than vending opportunities. To promote the advancement of Baybayin, I setup a page called Baybayin Live that outlines some of the activities I can do for potential organizations.

Here’s some info:

I’ve spoken at universities and organizations including Stanford, Berkeley, SF State, Davis, Asian Art Museum, University of the Philippines and the San Francisco Philippine Consulate. Available world wide. Below are some of the activities I do.

An Introduction to Baybayin is a flagship 60-90 minute presentation covers is targeted towards those unfamiliar with Philippine writing systems.

– What’s the history of the script?
– What is the connection with India?
– What are the of the reasons it became nearly extinct?
– Who still writes it?
– What is the current state of Baybayin?
– What are the benefits of using Baybayin?
– What are some of the revival issues?

Check it out