x-pol: Buwan Buwan × Maltine
Music Showcase “x-pol: Buwan Buwan × Maltine”
Cross-pollination can be described as the phenomenon when one plant pollinates a plant of another variety. This instance allows two plants of different origins to combine genetic material resulting in offspring of a new and more diverse variety consisting of combined traits from each genetic parent. This can be seen as a symbolism for the type of cultural exchanges and that occur in the modern age. Through the sharing and interchange of knowledge, ideas and culture all parties reach a state of mutual enrichment.
The Music Showcase “x-pol: Buwan Buwan × Maltine” functions as a modern metaphor of musical and cultural cross-pollination and a medium for exchanges between two important music collectives / communities from Japan and the Philippines. It is a showcase as well as an intersection of ideas, ethics, and creative expressions.