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

It is with a heavy spirit that we announce Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan passed away at Stanford University Hospital on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 of a fatal hemorrhagic stroke, the result of treatment for severe heart failure.  The following day, September 29, 2016, as required by tradition among the Maguindanaon people, 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.