Pantayo

Performed in Sofar Toronto

Pantayo is a Toronto-based all-women gong ensemble whose music is grounded in the kulintang music traditions of Maguindanaon and T'boli peoples of the Philippines while exploring the possibilities of kulintang influenced by their identities as settlers on Turtle Island ("North America") and as diasporic Filipinas. Members are: Christine Balmes, Eirene Cloma, Michelle Cruz, Kat Estacio, Katrina Estacio, Marianne Rellin, and Joanna Delos Reyes. Past notable projects include performances at the Music Gallery's X Avant Festival, Wavelength Festival; and award winning video game soundtrack collaboration with YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN for Severed (Drinkbox Studios). They'll release their debut album in 2017 and participate in Artists in the Libraries with Girls Rock Camp Toronto in the Fall of 2017.

Videos by Pantayo