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Showing posts with label Angono. Show all posts
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Angono Fiesta Celebration

The celebration of the Feast of San Clemente also known as Higantes Festival is nearing.  The ala feast of San Juan wherein basaan is done happily and aggressively  hehehe.  Starting November 19 (which just passed by hehe) there will be bigger events that will happen (refer to the website of angono for details), with some side tracks as well.  There will be other organizations in Angono that will have their own mini events – but I’m not sure if I should call it “mini” since some other events are also big and sponsored.

The young artists of Angono, the Neo-Angono Artists Collective (NAAC), is one of the few organizations that will be having a series of events together with the main events of Angono.  There will be public art displays: the body painting and the tattoo competition, installation arts, henna, etc.  The group will alsobe  producing their own gig with a lineup of bands that are from Angono and outside. 

I will be announcing more of this schedule in my blog or in the upcoming blogsite of NAAC, (which I’m still working on the last few bits of details)

If you are near our beloved town, you are very much welcome to visit this grand event.  We will be happy if we could share our culture, our arts, our passion, and our celebration with you.

photos by: owners

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kinamat And Sir Wire Tuazon

Last February 26, Saturday, there was an artist night at KINAMAT RESTOBAR in Angono Rizal, exhibiting talents of different genres exclusively for the locals. As I was helping my brother and cousin Kuya Mat to set up the sound system, different artists started coming in and prepared their exhibits. I enjoyed their company; some of them are my close friends. We had good laughs and cheered with a hand holding a bottle of beer. Paintings, photography, and music will fill out the bar when dusk bites the sky. I was so stoked. And so I got drunk and wasn’t able to take some pictures of the exhibit. Arggh!

The organizer of the talent show is a friend of my brothers and cousins whom I really idolize because of his talents and personality.

A graduate of Fine Arts in UP and a local of Angono, Wire Tuazon is one of the most respected artists in my home town, Angono, the artist capital. He is one of the leading members of the Neo- Angono Artists and part of the visual artists group that do paintings, photography, and installations. He has done solo exhibits abroad, and did collaborations with different international artists as well. He has already won a handful of prestigious awards and recognitions from here and abroad, and with a number of known celebrities as his clients.

Sir Wire, as we often call him, also has a good heart and has been teaching a lot of aspiring artists and taking them under his bat wings as their apprentices, for free (I’m not sure if he only does that to Angono locals exclusively). He is a fun and jolly person who always share laughs and knowledge to anyone he talks to. A profound artist that is not only caged in the walls of paintings, photography, and installations, but also has a talent in films and music.

He is married to a fellow member of Neo- Angono Artist, a daughter of a popular abstract painter from Angono, Nemi Miranda aka Nemiranda.

You can check his complete collection at

Photos by owners

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Higantes Festival Aftermath

Grabe! The celebration was awesome! Monday night, the Neo Artists and our friends organized a live band gig street party sponsored by Manila beer.  We set up our henna booth in that area instead of our usual place near the town plaza.  Different artists performed, and there were a lot of people coming...friends, friends that we haven't seen for quite a time, and people we don't know.  There were a lot of pretty ladies too!

By 4:00AM, a few people left but there were still liters of beer.  My cousin who is the head organizer started to cry out for help in finishing all the beer left.  A lot of us were already, if I may say, 'destroyed' that time already.

It was fun, loud, and a helluva party!  It was somehow a mini reunion for all of us.  We all went to grab some silog after cleaning up.  We waited until 6:00AM to prepare for the parade.  The parade ended at 11:00AM, we got home to catch a quick fuzz then went out to have lunch and drink our guts out.  I'm a total wreck by 8:00PM.

That fiesta is one of the wildest and memorable parties we've had.  I missed that kind of fun sooo much. Too bad I wasn't able to take a picture because I was so busy having fun.

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