Project Information

MAKING and PLAYING the BILEMBAOTUYAN
Okkodo High School
Chamorro Culture and Language 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
Education
Music, Chamorro
Outside of School
01/28/2016
Project Ended
Jonathan Frank Blas Diaz
Basic Information
Description
  • FESTPAC
    02/13/2016
    Joe Quinata 777-7335
    03/26/2016
    12
    03/26/2016
    10
    14+
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    $none

  • Description

    Sunidu Pasifika or Pacific Sounds is a Group ispired to learn and teach the making and playing of Guam's oldest instrument called the Bilembaotuyan.  Delores T. Quinata, the last apprentice of Master Bilembaotuyan Jesus Crisostomo has taught and continues to teach the art of making the instrument.  Recording artists Ruby Santo and Jesse Bais have dedicated their time to teach the playing of the instrument into their local island music.

     

     

    Career Pathway/Field

    If you are interested in learning the making and playing of the Bilembaotuyan, together we can present at the upcoming Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture (FESTPAC).  Please not that once you're able to make your instrument, you will proceed to the next step of playing the instrument.  Our goal is to produce 100 Bilembaotuyan Players for FESTPAC.  

    Objective

    TO PERPETUATE AND PRESERVE THE ANCIENT SOUNDS OF THE PACIFIC AND TO SHOWCASE OUR LOCAL INSTRUMENT AT FESTPAC 2016

    Instructions

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT MR. JOE QUINATA AT SUNIDU.PASIFIKA@GMAIL.COM

    ONCE YOU HAVE MADE YOUR INSTRUMENT, YOU WILL WRITE A REFLECTION ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND CONNECTIONS TO CHAMORRO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASS.

     

    Warnings/Notices

    PLEASE BE ON TIME.  A MAXIMUM OF 10 PARTICIPANTS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED PER SESSION. PLEASE CONTACT MR. QUINATA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    YOU WILL NEED: 1) WOOD PLANER, 2) GLOVES AND 3) SAND PAPER

    YOU WOULD ALSO NEED TO BE DROPPED AND PICKED UP AT EITHER UMATAC HERITAGE CENTER OR HISTORIC LUJAN HOUSE IN AGANA.

     

    Issue Area

    Cultural Preservation and Perpetuation

    Agency Description

    FESTPAC

    Point of Contact Informations

    The following are required sessions.  Please contact Mr. Joe Quinata by sending him an email at sunidu.pasifika@gmail.com to reserve your spot today.  PLEASE NOTE: A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION.  PLEASE BRING WOORD PLANER (if possible), GLOVES, and SAND PAPER.

    SCHEDULED SESSIONS TO MAKE BILEMBAOTUYAN

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 9:00AM - 12:00PM @ HISTORIC LUJAN HOUSE CENTER, HAGATNA (4 REMAINING SLOTS)

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 9:00AM - 12:00PM @ HUMATAK HERITAGE CENTER, HUMATAK

    SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 9:00AM - 12:00PM @ HISTORIC LUJAN HOUSE, HAGATNA

    SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016 9:00AM - 12:00PM @ HUMATAK HERITAGE CENTER, HUMATAK

     

    SCHEDULED SESSIONS TO PLAY BILEMBAOTUYAN: PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THE INSTRUMENT BEFORE YOU CAN PLAY.  PLEASE CONTACT MR. QUINATA FOR THESE SESSIONS AS WELL.

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 10:00AM - 12:00PM @ HISTORIC LUJAN HOUSE CENTER, HAGATNA (4 REMAINING SLOTS)

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 10:00AM - 12:00PM @ HUMATAK HERITAGE CENTER, HUMATAK

    SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 10:00AM - 12:00PM @ HISTORIC LUJAN HOUSE, HAGATNA

    SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016 10:00AM - 12:00PM @ HUMATAK HERITAGE CENTER, HUMATAK

     

     

    Comments about the Project Location

    LOCATIONS WERE SELECTED BASED UPON SUNIDU PASIFIKA'S CHOICE.  BOTH LOCATIONS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.