Pintig a drummers journey is a documentary of percussionist all over the country. It started last year with a group of drum enthusiasts from Manila composed of; Jayson DyandiGildore, Box Seblario, GreganPagulayan, Bogs Castro and Michelle Azuelo, who decided to roam the country and document through film the ethno percussionist and the djembie percussionist. Their journey have brought them to an understanding that drumming are so active all over the country. Now on its second year, Pintig once again would like to rekindle the journey of encouraging drum musicians. They started last September 3, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro and will be going afterward to Camiguin Island, Butuan City, Dinagat and Siargao. According to Ms. Michelle Azuelo, Project Coordinator of Pintig “The group continues their journey to spread the love for drumming and music with a vision of creating a community of artists and musician to continuously promote Filipino talents and homegrown music.
The Documentary film a one of its kind, aimsafter visiting the 81 provinces the Philippines by land and sea and have immersed and collaborated with many unique local artists and in showcasing not only the diverse amount of talent and culture in our country but also featuring the many beautiful sceneries Philippines has to offer. The group will now once again rekindling the fire of drumming and will share the environmental advocacy of being a good steward in our planet by reducing plastics and promoting organic lifestyle. Pintig also aims to create awareness by telling the stories of our brothers and sisters and to show the people how colorful and inspiring each of their journeys are. As our generation is slowly advancing in this modern age, some traditional practices end up being forgotten. Although it’s not at all bad, it’s also good to pay tribute to the culture that molded our being and made us who we are. Our country is thriving in arts and culture and we aim to show that richness and abundance to the people and that regardless of ethnicity or practice, we all beat as one.” This years Pintig participants are Jayson Gildore, Bogs Castro, Rhea Dagnalan, HanzPastor ,Jan Sacueza, Box Seblario, Kolin Villanueva, Lynus Evangelista and Michelle Azuelo bringing love and music to the Northern Mindanao.
(The author is a member of Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and Chairman of Dire Husi Inititiatives, Inc. awardee of the Ten Accomplished Youth organization. For inquiries please email at email@example.com)