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Before this month of May ends, There will be a one-of-a-kind musical Festival which will happen online. Brought to us by The Cultural Center of the Philippines‘ Office of the President and Percussive Arts Society Philippines (PAS PH), PINTIG -A Percussion Festival marks as one of the biggest gatherings of performing artists in the country today, for over 30 talented musicians from all over the world will gather to show us their impressive talents through the wonderful sounds of percussion and drum instruments. Apart from performances, there will be also Master Classes to be conducted by world-renowned percussionists.

This three (3)-day virtual festival, which seeks to further promote the musical sounds of percussion and drums, boasts of highly-engaging activities for everyone. Pintig is a Tagalog word for “Beat” or “rhythm” in musical terms. Pintig Festival will conduct and provide performances, clinics, master classes, workshops and panels given by the finest artists in the country and showcasing all areas of percussion, drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness.  PINTIG, A Percussion Festival will happen from May 28 to May 30, 7:30 PM, at the CCP Office of the President Facebook Page. ( –OPEN TO ALL and NO ADMISSION FEE.

Delight in the performances of over THIRTY (30) of the most recognizable names in drumming and percussion.  The performers are Alexis Constantino (Percussionist from ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra),
Aaron Awitan Reyes (FEU Drumline),
Andrea Tanlapco (Temple Hill International School),
Arthur Lipner (World-renowned Keyboard Percussionist),
Arvin Olete (UP College of Music),
Benedict Marcelino (UP College of Music),
Chico Macorol (UP College of Music),
Cyd and Ruth Tumpalan (Filipino artists based in USA),
Daniel Bartolome (Award-winning Music Director),
Eisen Soler (Citizen’s Brigade Band of Dasma City),
Ernie Severino (from Side A band),
Gian Vergel (UST Conservatory of Music),
Jacques and Jose Dufourt (UP College of Music/ Pinikpikan/ Salsamba),
John Paul Villahermosa (UP College of Music/ OFY/ Banda 46, Carmona Cavite),
Dr. John Wooton (World-renowned Percussionist and Rudimental Drummer),
Otep Concepcion (South Border),
Julia Tabije (UP College of Music),
Junjun Regalado (drummer of Bamboo),
Jun Regalado (Asia’s Best Drummer),
Karmi Santiago (Drummer of Ebe Dancel/ Baihana/ Richard Poon),
Kent Bryan Capistrano (PWU/ OFY/, Banda 5, Cardona, Rizal),
Kevin Castelo (Jacobs School of Music Indiana University),
Lexter Deo D. Santos (OFY/ CEU/ PWU),
Mar Dizon (First Zildjian Philippines Ambassador),
Mariella Evhavez (Classic Youth Orchestra, Cebu City),
Maria Elora C. Aquino (Temple Hill International School),
Rhonnel Iban?ez (OFY/ CEU / Banda Dos Kabataan, Angono Rizal),
Ryan Peralta (Drumstart Drum Circles Philippines),
Satur Tiamson (Filipino Artist based in Hong Kong/ Angono Wind Ensemble and President of PAS Philippines),
Tusa Montes (UP College of Music),
Abby Clutario (UP College of Music),
Vinnie Aguas (Filipino based in USA),
Zara Lachica (UST Conservatory of Music and Secretary and Treasurer of PAS Philippines),
Jayson Rivera (Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra),
Batukada De Negros Percussion Group,
Digos City Tribal Beatz,
UST Percussion Ensemble: Mark Eduard Hipona, Gabriel Zagala, Roby Calderon, Allan Abdulla, Isaac Belostrino, Emmanuel John Mahipus, Franco Tantay, Isaac De Alva, Koreen Trinidad, Nicolette Zamora,
KKK: Kundiman, Kwentuhan at Katuwaan musicians, Nobel Queano (Guitarist and Arranger- HK Based), Lorraine Lisen (Soprano) and Zscharmaine Princess Baretto (Soprano),
Orchestra of the Filipino Youth Percussion Ensemble, and
Patrick Jarod Paz (OFY).

Alongside with these exciting performances from the artists mentioned above, a series of workshops will also be offered EXCLUSIVELY to Percussive Arts Society members.  World-renowned keyboard percussionist Arthur Lipner will elevate your understanding of various keyboard percussions on his workshop entitled, KEYBOARD PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS, which will happen on May 28, at 8:30 PM.  John Wooton a.k.a. Dr. Throwdown, a highly-respected percussion educator gives his lecture on UNDERSTANDING RUDIMENTS AND CLAVE,” on May 29, at 8:30PM. Those who would like to attend these workshops may sign up for PAS membership.  The link for registration is or you may contact Mr. Satur Tiamson on Facebook and email at

PINTIG, A Percussion Festival is a project of the CCP Office of the President’s SINING SIGLA Program.  This program, under the leadership of CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, aims to continuously reach out to the public, even in the midst of the pandemic, by providing culturally-relevant art programs online.  Past programs include ‘Jazz Stay At Home’ (Jazz Festival), ‘MALA’ (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts), ‘Sigla ng Pasko,’ and ‘Awit at Dula: Pagbabalik-tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan.’

Schedule of Performances:

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Day 2

Day 3

Mr. Satur Tiamson, President of Percussive Arts Society Philippines mentioned during the virtual press launch to make sure not to missed the 3rd day of the festival because there will be a special presentation not only for the audiences but for all the percussionists.

The Pintig, a Percussion Festival is also supported by JB Music Philippines, Initial- P Percussion Studio (HK), Innovative Percussion, Inc. (USA), Gip Percussion (HK), Coray Percussion (HK)and Prologix Percussion USA.

Tags : ABS-CBN Philharmonic OrchestraArthur LipnerBaihanaBambooDr. ThrowdownEbe DancelJohn WootonMusic FestvialPercussionPhilippine Philharmonic OrchestraPintigSide A bandSining SiglaSouth BorderUP College of MusicUST Conservatory of MusicUST Percussion Ensemble
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