Introducing: Radical Hospitality: Kain Na Tayo!

Sat 11 Mar
Brunswick Mechanics, 270 Sydney Road Brunswick
$20 All Day Pass, $10 Tickets, Mob Free, Kids Free
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You’re invited to Radical Hospitality: Kain Na Tayo! curated by Saluhan Collective.

Influenced by Maria Orosa, the Filipina food scientist behind one of the Philippines’ most beloved ingredients - banana ketchup - Kain Na Tayo! draws on her creativity to invite audiences to explore issues of climate crisis and consumption through diasporic and intergenerational perspectives. Maria’s use of native fruits and vegetables in product manufacture helped combat the food insecurities experienced in the Philippines throughout the early twentieth century; establishing a legacy that continues to influence contemporary Filipino cuisine today.

Through a unique 8-hour event, Kain Na Tayo! works with artists, chefs, musicians, and storytellers to guide audiences through a series of installations and performances, illustrating the ingenuity of Filipino food culture.

Families are invited to gather round for merienda as father-daughter duo and acclaimed actors Alfred and Charlotte Nicdao present children’s storytime, reading from ‘I fear for my books’, a Filipinx library collection curated by Saluhan and Arts Gen. Filipino-Iranian artist Aida Azin will work with young people to create cute artworks using mixed materials, inspired by food packaging of the Philippines.

As the sun sets, experience the work of theatre-makers David Finnigan, Ness Roque, and Reuben Ingall as they present the development of their 2023 residency project, ‘You’re Safe’. Then, join us in the kusina as FiloFeeds takes over Next Wave, serving up ingredients from the archipelago and celebrating the history and knowledge embodied in Filipino dishes.

After dinner, hear from artists and storytellers Taga Barrio and Matcho Makata, two unique forces of spoken word and poetry whose works demonstrate the transformative power of language. In the final hours of the evening, DJ Mendoza and DJ Reuben will immerse audiences in soundscapes, tropical house, and dance music to close out the night.


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  1. Saluhan x Next Wave presents: Radical Hospitality – Kain Na Tayo! Photography: MJ Flamiano. Art Direction: Catherine Ortega-Sandow