A quickie of a poetry workshop
I had the good fortune to conduct a three-day poetry workshop at UP Tacloban on April 25 to 27.
Arts and Culture
WATCH: Rappers perform ‘Balagtasan’
Contrary to allegations that Filipinos’ “FlipTop” battles were a rip-off from American rap, even before rap was born, Filipinos are already “rapping” through “Balagtasan” in the early 1920s, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) President and Board Member Arsenio Lizaso claimed.
Arts and Culture
The afterlife of Balagtasan according to today’s poets and rappers
Some of us may have probably seen Respeto, Treb Monteras’ film which introduced fiery Pinoy rap battle to virgin ears — such as Butch Dalisay’s, as he wrote in his column last year — or which reintroduced the oft-forgotten practice of Balagtasan to millennial ears like mine.
Arts and Culture
Online auctions come of age
It’s kinda cute,” giggled Shelly Stewart, played by a pre-Sex in the City Jessica Parker, surveying a Japanese plate in the auction scene of The First Wives Club.
Arts and Culture
Segments of appreciation, total admiration
Hugo is often shown pounding away at his manual typewriter.
Arts and Culture
Mysteries of art
WATCH: BenCab, top Filipino artists unveil nature-inspired works
Photography exhibit to showcase light, dark of Germany’s history in Manila
Google, daughter pay tribute to National Artist Levi Celerio
Segments of appreciation, total admiration
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