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Nate Stevens Really interesting, beautiful, and accessible kulintang music that somehow becomes like a bright and brilliant indie pop record. Favorite track: V V V (They Lie).
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rikm On Pantayo's self-titled release amazing percussion-based melodies and impressive vocals combine with synth programming to make solidly engaging Pop tracks with edge.

"Pantayo" is an incredible collection of songs drawing from traditional drumming, R'n'B, and old school Punk aesthetics that truly engages and comes highly recommended...
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Cosmographer This record is in my top 20 for this year - it's catchy, smart and FUN songwriting that brings in a fresh bunch of ideas, sounds, tones, arrangements. This group oozes pure talent and imagination. I cannot stop listening to Pantayo! And the final tracks of the album are simply epic, CHECK IT OUT!
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shimanovsky the entire album is fun and exciting, the song has a early 90's breezy summer vibe that takes me back exploring where it might have been. Favorite track: Kaingin.
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like_a_ghoul Totally compelling. A series of successful experiments. As soon as it's over I can't wait to hit play again and hear how they made it happen.
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elysselysse for the diaspora Favorite track: Bahala Na.
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Eclipse 04:08
Divine 03:47
Heto Na 04:15
Bronsé 02:36
Taranta 03:20
Kaingin 04:06
Bahala Na 02:36


Pantayo​ explores what’s possible for contemporary kulintang music with the atonal blend of kulintang ensemble instruments with vocals and electronic production. The album features eight diverse songs speaking to Pantayo’s musical influences as queer diasporic Filipinas. Produced by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan’s alaska B, ​Pantayo​ was written and recorded from 2016-2019 in Toronto.


released May 8, 2020

Eirene Cloma - Vocals, Bass, Keyboard
Michelle Cruz - Vocals, Agong
Joanna Delos Reyes - Vocals, Gandingan, Sarunay
Kat Estacio - Vocals, Kulintang, Dabakan, Programming
Katrina Estacio - Vocals, Kulintang, Sarunay

Drums and additional programming - alaska B
Produced by alaska B
Recording Studio - Pure//Land Studios
Mix Engineer/s - alaska B, Brendan Swanson
Additional Bass Engineer - Kohen Hammond
Mastering Engineer - Jeff "Fedge" Elliot
Art Direction - Pauline Despi
Logo Design - Joyce Tai

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

This project is also funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

A heartfelt thank you to:
alaska B
Canada's Music Incubator - Artist Entrepreneur Program, Vel Omazic
City of Toronto, Starter Company Program
Prof. Aga Mayo Butocan
Manai Alleluia Panis
The late Danongan "Danny" Kalanduyan
Titania Buchholdt
Ethel Miranda
Louis Delos Reyes
Patrick Cruz
Nicholas Wong
Ange Loft
Rosina Kazi
Casey Mecija

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Pantayo Toronto, Ontario

Pantayo is an all-women kulintang ensemble based in Toronto. They combine percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of Southern Philippines with electronic and synth-based grooves. They also offer music and cultural workshops to teach kulintang. Pantayo explores the possibility of kulintang through their experiences as queer diasporic Filipinas. ... more

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