The Scene: Grace Nono, first time live in Toronto!

GRACE NONO First Time Live in Toronto A Special Engagement: Talk and Performance With Special Guest: Pantayo Kulintang Ensemble Opening the show: Joee & I (Manila, Philippines)

Saturday, May 24th 2014 Doors at 7:30 PM @ St. John’s Cathedral Polish Catholic Church 186 Cowan Ave. (Queen St. W. & Dufferin Ave.) Tickets $20 (see ticket outlets below)

Set times: 730PM: Joee & I 8PM: Pantayo Kulintang Ensemble 820PM: Grace Nono - Talk and Solo chant

Don't miss this rare event to catch Grace Nono in Toronto! As part of the KAPISANAN community, you (yeah! you!) have the chance to win 2 tickets to this show! All you have to do is share this post on Facebook and Twitter by Friday, May 23rd 5:00PM to let us know that you want the tickets! Don’t forget to tag us so we can contact you when you win!

Grace Nono is an internationally celebrated Philippine music performing and recording artist, author, and cultural worker, whose work has garnered her over 40 awards worldwide. As music artist, Grace specializes in the contemporary performance of Philippine sung oral/aural traditions-with special focus on songs with sacred themes-taught to her by oralists/auralists from different parts of the Philippines. Having recently completed her doctoral studies in ethnomusicology at the New York University, and launched two books with accompanying recordings, she now comes to Toronto for the first time in her illustrious career.

Proudly presented by the Cana Caridad Foundation, in community partnership with Kapisanan Philippine Centre and KAPWA Collective, we now welcome Grace Nono for a one-evening only Solo Presentation – Talk and Performance, in the intimate setting of St. John’s Cathedral Polish Catholic Church. With the full support of the Philippine Consulate General of Toronto, and joined by special guest, Pantayo Kulintang Ensemble, this rare event is not to be missed!

Ticket distribution outlets: Lilac Cana 416-727-4839

Kapisanan – Kat Estacio 416-979-0600

Kapwa Collective – Jen Maramba 647-784-6877


ABOUT CANA CARIDAD FOUNDATION. The Cana Caridad Foundation supports charitable organizations worldwide, including Free The Children, the IMQH Missionaries (Cebu, Philippines), and FOSSSI (Filipino-Ontario Seminarian Scholarship Society International).

ABOUT KAPISANAN. Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture (or KAPISANAN or The K) is Canada’s premiere Filipino-Canadian arts & cultural facility located in Toronto. Housed inside Toronto’s Kensington Market district is Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture’s 3500 sq ft headquarters. We are youth-led incorporated charitable organization with an inter-generational sphere. Our mission is to promote the social and professional development of Filipino youth, artists, and entrepreneurs, using Filipino culture and knowledge-of-self as a foundation for empowerment — for the whole community!  Armed with an appetite for creative endeavors and community advancement, here at the K, we eat art and inspiration.

ABOUT KAPWA COLLECTIVE. KAPWA Collective is a group of Filipino-Canadian artists, critical thinkers, and healers who work towards bridging narratives between the Indigenous and the Diasporic and between the Filipino and the Canadian. KAPWA Collective has created a Kulintang Healing Garden that bridges Indigenous knowledges, systems and practices from our Philippine heritage to our identities as settlers on Turtle Island. The focal point of our project is the kulintang, a traditional gong instrument indigenous to the T’boli, Maranao, Maguindanao, and Palawan Peoples of the Philippines. The Kulintang Healing Garden features interactive installation, music jams, and dialogical art to engage the community. For more information visit: