Saturday, Oct 08, 2022 7:00p -

Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Road
Somerville, MA 02143

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Lani Asuncion is an artist participating in the Somerville Museum's current Community Curator exhibition, Sanctuary City by Julia Csekö.

Duty-Free Paradise is a performance by multimedia Boston Filipinx artist Lani Asuncion and mezzo soprano Pauline Tan. This work is part of a new series SONGS for LAND far away at SEA by Asuncion that focuses on connections between Hawaii and the Philippines and the Trans-Pacific connections between the Pacific, West Coast, and New England histories of ecotourism, biopolitics, and militarism; it aims to find points of healing of ancestral intergenerational trauma narratives through the work. In this performance both artists will take an approach of improvisation with Lani doing experimental voice work and playing the ancient kulintang gong from the Philippines while Pauline will sing traditional Filipino Folk songs in the Ilocano operatic style. 

This performance is part of the Sanctuary City exhibition programming and will take place at the Somerville Museum 

ADMISSION: $10; active Museum members free (use code MEMBER); Please arrive early as event will begin promptly at 7pm. 

PARKING: The Somerville Museum has no dedicated parking spots. Please note visitor parking spots on Westwood Road, Central Street, and Highland Ave. Visit our website for more information. 

ACCESSIBILITY: The Somerville Museum is now ADA compliant. For more information contact us at [email protected].

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