Author: Nityalila

Habi (The Connection Art Project, Philippines)

In 2013, the founders of The Connection Art Project, photojournalist Maggie Rife Ponce, cultural artist Agustina Diez Sierra, and dance documentarian Jaycee Gossett traveled to the Philippines where they immersed themselves in the Filipino community through their lenses of photography, art & dance. After many interviews, shared meals, and conversations they connected with the Filipino culture on a level that went beyond any guide book. This film documents the journey and supports their mission of promoting cultural awareness. We believe that despite distance, humans are ever connected by the energy that is neither lost nor created, but rather recycled throughout lives. This means we are like interwoven particles that feel and react to each other across our divides. Thank you for connecting. -Maggie, Agustina & Jaycee Press: Filipino American History Month: A Trio of Inspiration SPLASH: Chicago’s dose of style, society and celebrities FAN (Filipino American Network) Credits: Co-Producer & Documentation: Dakila Music: Nityalila Stories: Maggie, Agustina, and & Jaycee

Juan Sound Project

Juan Sound Project is a mobile recording unit that collects sounds using various musical instruments and everyday things from individuals, musicians, and artists. Its objective is to produce a sound bite from the collected recordings to help raise awareness on different social issues in the Philippines. Juan Sound is an initiative of singer-songwriter and Dakila council member, Nityalila with the support and assistance of spoken word artist and Dakila Executive Committee member, Miko Aguilar, under Dakila’s artist program Common Threads. The Juan Sound Project was launched on October 19, 2013 at Dakila’s 8th Anniversary Party. Title: Igsoon (Sibling) A Collaborative Musical Journey To Heal The Wounds Of War In Zamboanga Thank you to everyone who participated.

We Are Calling On You

Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, in partner with Oxfam, asked me to write a song on food security and sustainable agriculture, as part of their campaign on climate and food justice. Last night, we officially concluded the recording at Womb Worx Studio. I can’t help but be grateful and be overwhelmed by the fact that my song had been performed by some of the most talented musicians in the country, Kakoy Legaspi on guitars, Arwin Nava on conga, Arnold “Budeths” Casinto on dumbek, Rely de Vera on drums, Malou Matute on kulintang and other indigenous instruments, and Francis De Veyra on bass. In addition, I sang along side these fierce and amazing female singers: Kat Agarrado, Tao Aves, Aia de Leon, and Bayang Barrios. Thank you for all your generosity. Ang mabuhay ng dahil Sa’yo! — Credits: Title: We Are Calling On You Composer: Nityalila Saulo Arranger/Producer: Francis de Veyra Executive Producers: Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism and Oxfam Photos by: Mikaelo Lacson Aguilar Please click on link for more information on Oxfam’s GROW Campaign.

Live In Taipei

Nityalila LIVE in Taipei City, Taiwan from October 01-10, 2012 for the Documentary film, Money and Honey, directed by Jasmine Ching-Hui LEE. Nityalila wrote the soundtrack of the Documentary film. Including two original songs “Kailan?” and “No Money No Honey”, especially written for the film. —- Money and Honey depicts the lives of Filipina caregivers who look after the elderly in a nursing home in Taiwan. Being away from their loved ones, the migrant workers, as well as the elderly suffer from homesickness. In the flow of life, stories of joy and sorrow take place. For more information on the documentary: http://moneyandhoney.pixnet.net/blog/category/63182 Kailan? by Nityalila No Money, No Honey by Nityalila

Om Shanti Shoal

OM SHANTI SHOAL
 “A Musical Tour for Peace” A Collaborative Performance  by Filipina singer/songwriter Nityalila Saulo  featuring
 Taiwanese pipa player Chung Yufeng Taipei City | Makati City | Quezon City | Baguio City I. TOUR DATES
 (June – July 2012) 22 June – 10PM, Opening for Cynthia Alexander (Send-off Series) at 70’s Bistro 
Anonas St., Quezon City 23 June – 6PM, The 1st Manila Folding Bike Festival, with Radioactive Sago Project, Jeepney Joyride, and Miko Pepito at Yadu Store/Bside, The Collective, Malugay St. Makati City 29 June – 9PM, GeeeVeee, “Bawal ang Bad Vibes Experiment” with Dakila Artists and friends at Bigsky Mind, E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue cor. Broadway Avenue cor. 14th Street, Barangay New Manila, Quezon City 02 July – 6PM, Jam Sessions (Radio Show), 
with Jugs and Kel
 at Jam88.3, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City 03 July – 9PM, Sonic Logo Productions at Saguio Cafe, 
Guijo St., Makati City 08 July – 5PM, In Celebration of Bliss Cafe’s 8th Year Anniversary, Bliss Cafe. II. ABOUT THE COLLABORATION Om Shanti – Om Shanti is a Vedic Mantra that has a philosophical meaning. Om …

Sexy Filipina Vegetarian

Most people are going green and healthy, but for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA, it is not just about becoming healthy but mainly being compassionate to our fellow earthlings, the animals, by establishing and respecting their rights. PETA Asia Pacific has released its list of nominees for this year’s sexiest vegetarian celebrity. Nityalila Saulo, a Filipina singer-songwriter, is one of the hundred celebrities across Asia Pacific who was chosen to vie for the sexiest vegetarian celebrity of 2012. Nityalila, the daughter of eco-friendly lifestyle bag owner Yadu Saulo, was born and raised vegetarian. As a musician, she was nominated for Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist at the 2008 Awit Awards and has performed in various International Music Festivals. She was recently invited to hold music workshops and performances in Taiwan. Nityalila is not only a vegetarian and PETA activist but also one of the artists of Dakila – Philippine Collective Modern Heroism, a group of Filipino artists, musicians and individuals committed to advocating social consciousness formation through creative platforms. One of …