One among few Kapampangan performing arts and spoken word poetry groups, Paper Soul will stage its fifth anniversary show this coming December 8, 2022, Thursday, in co-celebration and partnership with Sinukwan Festival.
No venue has been announced yet, but the show will be staged in San Fernando, Pampanga and will be open to everyone for free.
Audiences will be treated to an array of new and original spoken word poems and performances representing various characters and points of life we’ve all come to experience set in the middle of the night, each tailored in one storyline and themed “Karulugan,” a Kapampangan word that pertains to a certain point or place in one’s life where we felt the most potent emotions or circumstances often influencing us to a big decision in life.
“We are thrilled and excited as the Sinukwan Festival will bring our anniversary show to life,” shared Paper Soul founder Francis Palo.
“It’s our comeback show, after postponing our anniversary celebration in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. We are very excited to finally be able to share our talent and stories face to face, and at the same time provide a safe space through poetry and music,”
Artists expected to perform are resident Kapampangan poets: Gerone Baladhay, Lindsay Abogado, Joshua Isais, Raemie Tulabut, Jesus Ofalsa, Miguel Manzano, and Yian Gabriel, alongside resident musicians Healy After Dark. Joining the group are special guest spoken word artists- Maimai Cantillano and Leandro Reyes of Collaboratory.PH, poeta laureado Frank Guinto and Sergio Calayag, along with Bertung Isponga, and local musicians whose performances are something to look forward to.
Sinukwan Festival is an annual and weeklong festival that aims to promote the Kapampangan culture and spirit. Named after the mythical Kapampangan deity, Aring Sinukwan, the festival has been known for its various activities and competitions, including colorful street dancing, highlighting and empowering Kapampangan skills, tradition, and legacy.
Paper Soul holds spoken word poetry and musical shows throughout Pampanga and Tarlac. The group organizes and provides workshops in spoken word writing, poetry performance, songwriting, and the like.
For inquiries regarding the show, message Paper Soul through [email protected] or via the group’s Facebook page.
For additional questions about the Sinukwan Festival, contact Sinukwan Secretariat (045) 407-2348 / 0935-899-6811, or email [email protected], or visit JSL Building 3rd Floor, Consunji Street, Sto. Rosario, CSFP.