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    Born and raised in the river valley of Agusan, Northeastern Mindanao, Southern Philippines, Grace Nono is a Philippine music artist, studies author, and cultural activist. Currently taking her doctoral studies in Ethnomusicology at the New York University, Grace earned her bachelors in Humanities and masters in Philippine Studies from the University of the Philippines. She received further training through residencies from the UCLA Asia-Pacific Performance Exchange program, the Asian Cultural Council, the Asian Institute of Management, and the Asia-Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO.


    Founded in 1902 as a settlement house to help New York’s increasing immigrant population adjust to life in a new country, today Greenwich House offers programs in social services, arts and education that provide thousands of New Yorkers with enrichment and cultural experiences. The programs that are offered provide a valuable resource to the clients they serve. Whether it be counseling at the Chemical Dependency Program or a class at the Music School or Pottery the professional, well-trained staff ensures that each client receives the care and service they need. Each individual—be they staff, volunteer, client or supporter—helps to contribute to this caring community of friends and neighbors in New York.

    Songs For the Beloved

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Songs For the Beloved

Saturday, September 22, 2012 | 8-9.15pm

Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
Cross Streets: Between Bleecker Street and Seventh Avenue
Subways: 1 to Christopher Street; A, B, C, D, E, F M to W 4 St-Wash Sq
Buses: M20 to 7 Av S-Barrow St, M8 to Christopher St-Bleeker St

$20 General
(212) 242-4770

Songs For the Beloved is an offering of oral traditional songs from the Philippines by award-winning Philippine artist Grace Nono; songs that invoke the Beloved in spirit, in water, in flame, in tree, in voice and instrument, in machine. It proceeds as incantation, ululation, chorus, murmur, echo, silence—resounding, reverberating, inviting into presence the absence that is awakened, placated, implored, praised. The sacred is thus explored as the relationship between the Self and Beloved, a relationship that is kept alive through song. Featuring oral traditional songs with sacred themes learned from oralists, ritualists, and healers across the Philippine archipelago, Songs for The Beloved features Grace Nono along with fellow musicians Charles Wandag and Bo Razon.

Presented by Greenwich House Music School. This program is made possible in part thanks to the generous support of Ms. Josie Natori.