the exploration of a Filipino identity
the all-Tagalog compositions of Kokoy Severino
|photo by Kokoy Severino from the series "mga pulo ng panaginip" |
("islands of dreams"), Philippines November 1996
kayumanggi Pinoy rock band is the manifestation of the exploration of a Filipino identity. The original all-Tagalog Pinoy rock compositions of Kokoy Severino express his meditations upon his culture of origin in the context of a global community of cultures, and explore issues such as the painful longing for the homeland, the political violence that permeates Philippine society, and the enigma of nationalism, inspired and informed by his travels in the Philippines and his work with persecuted communities. Described in Dirty Linen Folk and World Music Magazine (Baltimore MD) as "obliquely political and colorfully poetic."
instrumentation: kubing, agong, kulintang, percussion, flute, saxophone, bass, guitars, vocals
discography: “nagsilipat ang lahat sa Amerika” e.p. fosforo records 2001 (“everyone has moved to America”), “dati” single kayumanggi Pinoy rock records 2003 (“since long ago”)
|photo by Musika Publiko, |
taken at Saguijo, Makati, Philippines July 3, 2019
all original Tagalog words, compositions and photos by Kokoy Severino - disciple, pilgrim, teacher, soccer coach
Official kayumanggi Pinoy rock band Soundcloud - live bootleg recordings and tracks from the e.p.
3rd Annual BRAVE Fest hosted by BRAVE Communities (October 17, 2020 kayumanggi Pinoy rock band at 2:51:37, featuring the fantastic Texas incarnation of kayumanggi Pinoy rock band - Joyce Day on flute and percussion, Bill Day on drums, Stiggs on bass)
Sigwa: A Cultural Night of Remembrance and Resistance (September 27, 2020 kayumanggi Pinoy rock band at 11:26, featuring the excellent Texas incarnation of kayumanggi Pinoy rock band - Joyce Day on flute and percussion, Bill Day on drums, Stiggs on bass)
Bayanihan Virtual Concert Series hosted by National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (June 14, 2020 kayumanggi Pinoy rock band at 40:19, featuring the excellent Texas incarnation of kayumanggi Pinoy rock band - Joyce Day on flute and percussion, Bill Day on drums, Stiggs on bass)
Live at The Minokaua, Malate, Manila, Philippines (March 20, 2019 audience-recorded compilation posted on Anna Marie Santos's youtube channel, featuring the amazing Manila incarnation of kayumanggi Pinoy rock band - Anna Marie Santos on flute, Cocoy Dimala on drums, Shariko Pascual on bass, Tan Cuenca and Ryan Ignacio on percussion, Bo Bismarck on lead guitar)
Interview and Live Performance on Rock and Roll Machine with Cousin Hoagy on Jam 88.3 FM, Manila, Philippines (March 16, 2019 featuring the incredible Manila incarnation of kayumanggi Pinoy rock band - Bo Bismarck on guitar, Tan Cuenca and Ryan Ignacio on percussion, and special guest Jun Lupito on lead guitar)
Article on The Soul of Music Ezine - by Aranza Velasco (September 2020)
Interview Questions from the Houston Institute of Culture - from year 2000
kayumanggi Pinoy rock band Archives
3rd Annual BRAVE Fest
(October 17, 2020)
|the Texas incarnation of kayumanggi Pinoy rock band, left to right: Kokoy, Bill Day, Joyce Day, Stiggs|
On behalf of the kayumanggi Pinoy rock band collective, I would like to thank the Malaya Movement of Texas and Filipinx Artists of Houston for allowing us to share our music at last month's event "Sigwa: A Cultural Night of Remembrance and Resistance" to mark the 48th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines under the brutal Marcos dictatorship. It was a true honor to be among the extremely talented artists that evening.
BRAVE, which stands for Building Relationships Awareness Voices & Engagement, is an award-winning advocacy organization based in Austin, Texas. BRAVE Fest is an annual commUNITY celebration of diversity, inclusion, and loving our neighbors in Central Texas! Let's come together (virtually) to lift each other's spirit, continue to be brave while we move forward, and celebrate commUNITY! #MakeATXBRAVE. This year's BRAVE Fest will take place virtually live-streamed on @BRAVECommunities Facebook & YouTube channel. 100% of the ticket proceeds and event sponsorships will be used for community services, scholarships for their youth leadership and social change programs, and COVID-19 relief efforts.
Click the following link to see the full lineup of amazing artists and performers, schedule, more info and how to get tickets and the link to the event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brave-fest-2020-tickets-94555378683 It's a pay-as-you-wish sliding scale ticket price.
BRAVE Fest start time for our family and friends around the world:
Saturday October 17:
6:00 pm - Texas
5:00 pm - Arizona, Colorado
4:00 pm - California, Nevada
3:00 pm - Alaska
7:00 pm - New York, New Jersey, Ontario, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, Cuba
Sunday October 18:
7:00 am - Philippines, China, Singapore
8:00 am - Japan, United Arab Emirates
9:00 am - Eastern Australia
12:00 midnight - Scotland, Ireland, England
1:00 am - Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Austria
2:00 am - Madagascar, Lebanon
6:00 am - Thailand
(Please let me know if your area is not on the list.)
For more info on BRAVE Communities, click here https://bravecommunities.org/.
(September 27, 2020)