Congrats to Volume 1 of PechaKucha Night Iloilo!
The crowd was great, the presenters and performers were awesome, overall vibe was amazing. Seems like a successful event!
The speakers delivered amazing presentations. Inspiring stuff from Harren Fegarido who talked about Project Iloilo, a blog-podcast project that aims to document and spread Iloilo culture, Myka Perlas, the brains behind Live by Healthy Kitchen, who emphasized the importance of healthy living by healthy eating, Clem Tan of Herbs in Pots who discussed the importance and the science of sustainable urban gardening and food growing.
Stand out presentations that challenged the crowd were from Ayn Bedonia, a practicing OB-Gyne in the city who graphically talked about the dangers of unprotected sex, and Johann Bolaño, a part of the Aftersyx collective (whose talk was reminiscent of a Saul Williams performance by the way) stressed that it is our roles as Ilonggo consumers (in terms of music and the arts) to dictate and shape the culture scene of Iloilo.
Performances from our spoken poets were powerful and evocative. Tecia's and Mica's works were dark and emotional. The lovely Hiligaynon poem by Kristine was cute, raw, and remindful of rural times.
Thanks for coming and supporting, friends! Was a good turn out for our first/experiment run! Need to improve on a lot of things but all in all, amazing vibe.
Thanks to Brew Burgers and Cafe for the venue, Martinellee's Pit Stop for the equipment, Live by Healthy Kitchen for the free food, Herbs in Pots for the plant giveaways, Aftersyx Radio for providing the music and for broadcasting the "post-party" discussion/event review, Project Iloilo and Kasingkasing Press for the support. Thanks to Garry Balcoba for an amazing live tattoo session. Shout out also goes out to High Society Iloilo, La Roasteria, Gus the Medisina Man. Thanks to the global headquarters of PechaKucha as well for the sweet video message welcoming Iloilo as an accredited/official PechaKucha city and a part of the global PechaKucha network!
Thanks to the BTS people for making sure that the presentations were able to run smoothly: Kae, Poof, Royah, Ivy, and everyone else!
Photos of the event will be posted soon. Let's use this platform to encourage/prod/celebrate the growth of the creative scene in Iloilo! Hope you guys are as excited as we are!
We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did. And we hope you took something from it. Powah to the people! Peace out! 'Til the next PechaKucha Night!
If you want to participate/present in the next events, feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.