Celebrated theater director Anton Juan joins Erehwon as Chief Cultural Consultant

Professor Anton Juan, an internationally awarded poet, playwright, director, and faculty emeritus, has joined Erehwon Center for the Arts as its Chief Cultural Consultant. Erehwon laid out fitting welcome ceremonies last February 11, 2022,  at its open-air venue called Behn Cervantes The Roofdeck.  The evening was highlighted by musical numbers rendered by Erehwon Arts Council…

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Erehwon Partners with GKI for Cultural Mapping

Erehwon Artworld Corporation signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Grupo Kalinangan Inc. (GKI), on January 19, 2022, to begin a partnership that will share expertise and resources for cultural mapping projects. Cultural mapping projects seek to assist local governments comply with Republic Act 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, which mandates LGUs…

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Russian Cultural Night Caps Off Erehwon 2021 Events

Erehwon Center for the Arts celebrated the end of the holiday season with a festive Russian Cultural Night with no less than the Ambassador to the Philippines of the Russian Federation Marat Pavlov and his wife, Madame Irina Pavlova, as guests of honor, along with Cultural Attache Nina Prakapovich. This is the second time for…

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Erehwon Music Legends Series 4 Puts the Spotlight on Cesar Montano

Multi-talented Cesar Montano is an actor, director, television host, producer, singer and composer, as well as visual artist.  At Behn Cervantes The Roofdeck, Cesar sung his original composition, “Pilipinas.”  The song is an ode to the struggling Filipino, who is working hard to provide for his family, enduring hunger, difficult conditions, and the pain of…

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Erehwon Music Legends Series 3 Highlights Jazz Icon Tots Tolentino

Foremost saxophonist Tots Tolentino performed live, at Behn Cervantes The Roofdeck, last November 12, 2021.  He rendered the most moving of songs, which is almost akin to a Philippine anthem, “Bayan Ko.”  His sound has been described by critics as” passionate and energetic” as well as “articulate and authoritative.”   Tots’ first inspiration was American…

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Remembering Adi Baen Santos and Neil Doloricon

  Pablo “Adi” Baens Santos (1943- November 2021) Leonilo “Neil” O. Doloricon (1957 – July 2021) Both were visual artists who were important figures boldly representing the social realist movement in the Philippines. Both were leading artists of the Erehwon Art Collective and featured in its coffee table book, “Philippine Social Realists,” as well as…

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Honoring Heber Bartolome

Philippine folk-rock icon Heber Bartolome who started off Erehwon’s Music Legend series, passed away on November 9, 2021.  He was a vibrant inspiration for the Erehwon Arts Council, of which he was a member as head of MUSIKA, a group of various composers, singers, and musicians. National Artist Ryan Cayabyab has been quoted to say…

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Andres Bonifacio: Betrayed!

Erehwon Films latest offering to the public shows the historic confrontation at the Tejeros Convention between Andres Bonifacio and Daniel Tirona, a member of the Magdalo faction loyal to Emilio Aguinaldo. On March 22, 1897, two rival factions of the Katipunan, the Magdiwang and the Magdalo, met in Tejeros, Cavite.  The meeting had clear objectives: …

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Mike Hanopol Topbills Erehwon’s Filipino Music Legends Series 2

Erehwon Center for the Arts continues its feature on Filipino Music Legends by highlighting Mike Hanopol, another pioneer of rock music in the Philippines.   He is best remembered for his trademark song, “Laki sa Layaw,” and the bands, Hagibis, and Juan dela Cruz. In this performance, Mike is accompanied by guitarist Neri Moreto. “Laki sa…

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Heber Bartolome Starts Off Filipino Music Legends Series

Filipino folk and rock legend, songwriter, composer, poet, guitarist, bluesman, and visual artist Heber Bartolome performed at Behn Cervantes The Roofdeck, moving his listeners with his signature song, “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy,” one of his best known socially relevant songs, which was embraced as a protest anthem from the late 1970s to the 1980s. His compositions…

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