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KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival – August 26, 27, 28 2011

Posted August 7th, 2011
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Join the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture from Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th for the 6th annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival 2011.

This years KULTURA event promises to be even better with the addition of a film screening presented in partnership with the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival!

KULTURA 2011 Event Schedule:
August 26
7pm – Visual Art Exhibit Opening Night Reception

August 27
4pm – Theatre program presented in partnership with Carlos Bulosan Theatre
9pm – Film Screening presented in partnership with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

August 28
1-6pm – Outdoor music stage presented in partnership with Daps All-Ages concerts on Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market

What is KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival?
Organized by Kapisanan Philippine Centre in community partnership with Carlos Bulosan Theatre, KULTURA Festival is our signature, annual Filipino arts event. Since 2005, KULTURA has featured outdoor live music, spoken word poetry performances, and an arts & crafts market with goods made by Filipino-Canadian artists available for sale. Inside the KAPISANAN gallery, we mount a visual arts exhibit and theatre readings in our performance space. This year 2011 marks some exciting new additions to KULTURA! The film screening will be co-presented by Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, and we will be holding free arts workshops. Don’t miss it!

KULTURA 2011 Address:
167 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

The theme for 2011’s KULTURA will be Ka. Ka, used as a pronoun on its own, is a second person singular (you) in Tagalog, the lingua franca of the Philippines. As a prefix, ka, when affixed to almost any word, engenders an intersubjective dimension of things, peoples, events, and ideas, similar to the English prefix, co, i.e. Kapisanan (a gathering of people with common purpose), Kamalayan (collective consciousness), Kababayan (people from the same nation/village). On the other hand, ka also identifies difference in opposition i.e. kaaway (enemy) and kalaban (opponent), yet still acknowledging our shared struggle against each other.

This theme is an exploration in language and how our mother tongue dictates out cultural legacy. Ka, is a statement to the Filipinos’ infinite capacity for inclusion, and recognition of our collective identity.

This event is funded by the Toronto Arts Council.

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  1. gilbert yuga llantinoNo Gravatar Says:

    I guess its too late to join KULTURA KAPISANAN ARTS FESTIVAL now. I wish by next year please do let me know to be a part of it by presenting my indie film project for a cause. I am a freelance FILCAN filmmaker based in the Philippines now and I am now presenting it at IBALONG FESTIVAL in Legazpi City.

    Thanks and more success on Filipino Arts Fest.

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