Gongster’s Paradise: Kulintang Party

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Oakland, California

4 pm to 9 pm, on Saturday, May 27, 2017


Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington

Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2017

featured Kulintang Musicians:

Bernard Ellorin, Ph.D. of Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, San Diego, California

Titania Buchholdt of San Francisco Kulintang Ensemble, San Francisco, California


Announcement: Legendary kulintang artist and teacher Danongan  “Danny” Sibay Kalanduyan passed away September 28, 2016. 

The following day, September 29, 2016, as required by tradition among the Maguindanaon people of the southern Philippines, services were held and he was interred at Five Pillars Farm Cemetery in Alameda county, California.

In 1995, Mr. Kalanduyan received the National Endowment of the Arts Heritage Fellowship award for his role in perpetuating the tradition of the kulintang art form.  He will be missed as a teacher and a friend.

Cards/messages can be sent to:
Josefina “Pina” Kalanduyan
372 Susie Way, Apt 3
South San Francisco, CA 94080

9/29/16 – National Endowment of the Arts announcement of Danny’s passing

10/4/16 – NBC announcement of Danny’s passing


Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan receiving a 1995 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award from then-First Lady Hillary Clinton at the White House in Washington, D.C.