Culture and Arts Notebook

Morn Re-born

POEM           by Erlie A. Lopez Morn Re-born No screech no gnash no scuffles of the daily rush, instead, tweets and rustles on the summer breeze. I breathe deep and dreamily hum a nymph’s…

Preventing “Cultural Catastrophe” in the pandemic: A Cultural Rights Approach

CULTURAL ONLINE EVENT Recently, I attended an online event that tackled the topic of cultural rights across the world affected by a pandemic that has brought on a “cultural catastrophe”. According to the UN special rapporteur in the field of…

TENGAW, OB-OBBO, LUMDANG, AND BEGNAS: Northern Kankanaey Cultural Rites for Well-being and Solidarity

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CULTURE         by Genevieve Balance Kupang Resolved with the belief that mutual understanding, ecumenical, inter-religious and [intercultural] dialogue constitute an important dimension of a culture of peace, a special gathering was held at Bauko Catholic…

Savasana

POEM         by Rem Tanauan In the hundreds of twisting, stretching legs and arms, this is the only pose I remember among all: To lie down, flat out on the ground. Open palms to the sky, fully…

Atlantics: Not your usual migrant story in Mati Diop’s award-winning film

FILM TIP         Atlantics is Mati Diop’s first feature film for which she became the first black female director to vie for the Cannes Film Festival’s most coveted prize, the Palme d’Or. She was only one of…

Women who build the future, towards a nonviolent culture

Starting March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza will publish a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. We will begin the series with Vandana Shiva (India), followed by Maria Khan (india), Giulia…

A collection of reflections

Looks/Landscapes         by Thelma F. Reymundo-Juarez             Footnote: Regarding this collection of reflections, the writer says: “ I do believe in showing bits and pieces from one’s ” conditions of origins/ landscapes…

The three faces of Grace Nono: Filipina performing artist- ethnomusicologist-culture facilitator

Artist’s Profile         Tracing the trajectory of Grace Nono’s career— As a performing artist and music producer… She worked on six painstakingly-crafted, multi-awarded, and high-profile solo albums that fused popular and traditional music styles. Tao Music, with…

From that distant place

POEM         When something resonates in my inner depths where in those depths is that happening? When you approach and whisper in my ear where are you coming from? Sometimes on calm autumn evenings walking among the…

How we harnessed Integrative Intelligences at a time of Existential Threat

A Personal Account         by Genevieve Balance Kupang A productive tree never ceases to bear fruits even in the hardest of seasons.” I received this meaningful message from a fellow researcher in the interfaith and peace movement…

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