Singing While Filipino

  • Anjeline DE DIOS (Performer)

Activity: Involvement in Scholarly EventsConduct Training / Workshop


The First Reel: Philippine Film Festival - Berlin and MARKK is excited to present a lecture-performance and singing workshop conducted by Dr. Anjeline De Dios, Assistant Professor Lingnan University. This lecture-performance and workshop is based on Dr. Dios' work entitled "Singing while Filipino: Reflections on Authenticity and Musical Labour” which explores how Filipino talent is exported (ex. cruise ship performers) and the role that plays in community and identity.

With the theme „The Nation is Problematic: (Re) Imagining Community and Belonging“ the First Reel aims to explore and (re) imagine the different dimensions of identity and nationhood in the context of community and belonging. Examining the Filipina/o/x diaspora—and by extension, other migrant communities—prods us to further break down the concept of nationhood: Who are we as Filipina/o/xs participating as global citizens of the world? What do we identify with and what do we value as individuals? How do we shape the political, economic and social realities for ourselves? How do we align with our new communities?

From a film about Filipina/o/x migrants based in Tel-Aviv to a performance by Dr. Anjeline de Dios, the program will provide various perspectives on not only the Philippine migrant experience but also on a broader scale, the notions of community and belonging for those within various diasporas in Europe.
Period12 Dec 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHamburg, Germany, HamburgShow on map