Níccolo José — Manila House "Bamboo Whispers" Exhibition

BAMBOO WHISPERS II

Manila House and the Mangyan Heritage Center invite you to the launch of Bamboo Whispers, a book of 100 Mangyan ambahan (poems) in two scripts, with translations by poets in Filipino, English, and Spanish, accompanied by archival and fine art photographs. The event will also feature contemporary Filipino visual artists with works inspired by their favorite ambahan.

2018 March7, 5PM to 7PM
Manila House, 8th Floor, Net Park Building, 26th Street corner 5th Avenue, BGC, Taguig, Philippines

RSVP | contact (+632) 958 5007, or events@manilahouseinc.com.

Works by Níccolo José —

Steadfast Soul, Reclaimed Mahogany, Natural Oils, Natural Stone, 2018; Inspired by the Mangyan poem Ambahan 210

Inseparable Souls, Reclaimed Mahogany, Natural Oils, Natural Stone, 2018; Inspired by the Mangyan poem Ambahan 234

Ambahan 210

Hanunuo-Mangyan

Mangyan Ambahan 210

English

If the ties you use at home
Become weak and tend to break,
You should be the one to mend,
The one to restore their strength.

Filipino

Panali ma’y marupok
Uway iyan na gapok
Ikaw itong susubok
Magtitibay nang lubos!

Ambahan 234

Hanunuo-Mangyan

Mangyan Ambahan 234

English

If united we remain
and our bond is strong and pure,
you and I, far as we are,
it’s like holding hands again,
it’s like sitting side by side.

Filipino

Kung buklod ay matibay
Maayos ang samahan
Ikaw nga at ako man
Magkahawak ng kamay
Wari’y nasa kandungan!