Interview with Joel Quizon, Director of The Cotabato Sessions

Joel Quizon, Director of The Cotabato Sessions

Good friend and DJ partner on the past Raket & Rambol performance, has a cool project coming out called “The Cotabato Sessions.”

Joel is the director of the project and is working with world renowned composer / percussion, Susie Ibarra.

The Cotabato Sessions is a full length music album and 30 minute short music film that features the music legacy of one family, the Kalanduyans, in Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines.

Joel stopped by Super Astig HQ last Sunday (2/9) and we chatted about working with Susie Ibarra, shooting in Cotabato City and documenting indigenous Philippine music.

Take a listen below:

Part 1 – From Fan to Collaborator, Joel explains how he got involved with the project. (4:11)

Part 2 – Shooting in Cotabato City and Form Follows Function (5:40)

Part 3 – Documenting Music versus Staging Music (4:27)

Part 4 – What is the value of this film to Filipino-Americans? (4:30)

To donate funds to The Cotabato Sessions, check out their Kickstarter page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350747284/the-cotabato-sessions-a-music-legacy-from-the-phil

Related Links:
Form Follows Function
http://fffmedia.com/

Susie Ibarra
http://www.susieibarra.com/

Download the full interview with Joel Quizon here:
http://www.divshare.com/download/25163479-33a

The Excursion Tour Baguio

On September 17th 2011 bands from Manila & Baguio got together and produced The Excursion Tour show at Ayuyang Bar in Baguio City, Philippines.

Fueled with a disregard for the need to earn money or obtain sponsorships to pay for expenses, The Excursion Tour was built upon the desire to simply enjoy the performance of music.

This video captures some of the performances of the night.

Bands that performed that night
Sky Dive Academy
Still
Bagetsafonik
Gaijin
Taken by Cars
Pedicab (with special appearance by Ron Ruiz of Feet Like Fins)
DJ Mon (Team Manila)