Urban Baylehan is a celebration of Project Iloilo’s one year anniversary as an online magazine on January 9, 2016.
The word baylehan means “a place where people dance”, a term commonly used in rural areas. Project Iloilo’s objectives aside from documenting culture is to spread and create culture, this event is an exciting way to achieve that.
Although baylehan normally involves public dancing, Project Iloilo’s version explores different corners of the Ilonggo culture. Local entrepreneurs will showcase their products. Homegrown visual artists will exhibit their selected masterpieces. Poets will bare their soul with their lines. And musicians will make the public dance.
Filmmakers will tell their stories in a programmed satellite screening of CineKasimanwa Film Festival. The following films will be screened for free.
Tingnan nang Malapitan, Damhin nang Malaliman by Anne Catherine Malazarte (2015), Luksong Tinik by Kristine Buenavista and Marrz Capanang (2015), Katapusan nga Handum by Aimee Apostol-Escasa (2015), Kagat by May Fatima Villarta (2015), Elecel by Vincent Motaño (2015), Ang Panglakaton by Mia Reyes (2015), One Week Earlier by Allyn May Canja and Eric Barbosa Jr. (2015). The CineKasimanwa satellite screening is curated by the CineKasimanwa festival director Elvert Bañares.
The Iloilo art scene is indeed thriving, and Urban Baylehan is one of the events that proves it.Urban Baylehan will be on January 9, 2016, 5:00 PM at Brew Burgers & Cafe, General Luna St. Iloilo City.