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TV show to feature Filipino artists abroad for 2nd Season

by FFE PH News Staff

 

TV show to feature Filipino artists abroad for 2nd Season

‘Art Republik’ is returning to Philippine TV after a deal signed by the Culture commission.

 

The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has just signed a deal with Asian Christian Art Association (ACAA) that would bring back a documentary-TV show on Filipino artists back on screen for a second season.

 

TV show to feature Filipino artists abroad for 2nd Season

NCCA and ACAA senior officers signing the deal to produce season 2 of Art Republik

 

Art Republik’ released their first season on 28 February 2012 featuring filmmakers, painters, writers, choreographers musicians and National Artists for many fields of art. This coming season, the programme will focus on Filipino migration and the values families espouse in connection with this phenomenon. The theme will be called ‘Filipino Artists as Diasporas.’

 

The episode titles and guest artists are:

Episode 1: Pagkamalapit sa Pamilya or Close Family Ties featuring visual artist Jose Tence Ruiz, musician Bob Aves and sound artist Charles Fournier;

Episode 2: Bayanihan or Working Together featuring filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, visual artist Lizza May David and photographer Arlu Gomez;

Episode 3: Paggalang or Respect featuring architecture and dance artists Melva Java, Geolette Esguerra and Georgette Sanchez;

Episode 4: Pagbagay or Adaptability featuring writers for literature Tita Lacambra-Ayala, Joan Edades, and Joel Vega;

Episode 5: Kasipagan or Hard Work featuring Steven Patrick Fernandez of the Integrated Performing Arts Guild or IPAG, theater artist Mélé Yamomo and choreographer Agnes Locsin; and,

Episode 6: Pagmamalasakit or Expression of Concern featuring National Artists Dr Bienvenido Lumbera (literature), Benedicto R Cabrera (visual arts) and music artist and executive director at the University of the Philippines Centre for Ethnomusicology Dr Ramon P Santos.

 

Art Republik season 2 trailer

 

The NCCA has been mandated to develop and promote Philippine arts and culture, being the de facto Ministry of Culture in the country. The ACAA meanwhile aims to increase dialogue among Christian artists and theologians in Asia. Art Repulik is the NCCA and ACAA’s joint TV venture that profiles Filipino artists and enriches Filipino values and cultural traits.

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