Pantayo is an all-women kulintang ensemble based in Toronto. They combine percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of the Southern Philippines with electronic and synth-based grooves. The result is thoroughly original and completely captivating sounds that are transformed through the lived experiences of queer diasporic Filipinas.
Pantayo is a Canadian quintet consisting of queer members of the Filipino diaspora formed in 2012. They combine elements of kulintang with electronic, synth-pop, punk and R&B music. Their name is Tagalog, meaning “for us.” The band consists of vocalist, bassist and keyboardist Eirene Cloma, vocalist and agung player Michelle Cruz, vocalist, gandingan and sarunay player Joanna Delos Reyes, vocalist, kulintang and sarunay player Kat Estacio and vocalist, kulintang and sarunay player Katrina Estacio. They were named as one of NOW Magazine‘s “Toronto Indie Musicians to Watch” in 2018.
Dates & Times
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
Between Lower Spadina and Dan Leckie Way