A celebration of the Kundiman with classic and contemporary interpretations by renown ...


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines
through the CCP Office of the President Outreach Program, “Sining Sigla”


To be streamed online for free


October 2 to December 25, 2021 | Saturdays at 6:00 PM via the CCP and CCP Office of the President Facebook Pages


KUNG HINDI MAN is a new online series that celebrates the ideals of the Filipino Kundiman. Each episode features well-known and acclaimed Filipino artists in performances of songs that trace the evolution of the kundiman, from its beginnings as a traditional love song, to its elevated form as a Filipino art song, and to the more contemporary interpretations of the genre. The show premiered on September 25 and will air until December 2021.

KUNG HINDI MAN features international Filipino bel canto tenor Arthur Espiritu, soprano Nerissa de Juan, pianist Mariel Ilusorio, actor and balladeer Gian Magdangal, soprano Lara Maigue, Pinoy Pop Superstar Harry Santos, the rock band Orange and Lemons, actor-singer Cesar Montano, triple threat coupl Isay Alvarez-Seña and Robert Seña, jazz chanteuse Nicole Asensio, NCCA Ani ng Dangal for Music awardee Melisa Camba, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and many more to come.

KUNG HINDI MAN is written and directed by Dennis Marasigan and produced by the Cultural Center of the Philippines – Office of the President under “Sining Sigla” Program of President Arsenio J. Lizaso. Sining Sigla is a season-long campaign, featuring art programs that aims to provide the public culturally-relevant contents online. For updates and more information, please follow the CCP Office of the President on Facebook.


Dennis Marasigan

Director. Writer. Lighting Designer. Actor. Producer, Teacher. Learner. Dennis N. Marasigan is an experienced and multi-awarded theater, film and television director, writer, lighting designer, actor, producer, and mentor, who also held key management positions in various institutions and cultural organizations. He graduated BA Theater Arts and Master of Public Administration from the University of the Philippines and served on the faculty of several universities and colleges. He held various positions at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP); and served as Artistic Director of the CCP’s resident theater company, TANGHALANG PILIPINO; President of the Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group (PHILSTAGE); and Executive Director of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), among others. Through various grants and scholarships, he observed theater and film practices in various countries in Asia, Europe and North America. His films have won awards and citations and selected for international and national film competitions and festivals, including those held in Singapore, Rome, Berlin, and Pesaro, as well as the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festval, Cinema One Digital Film Festival and the ToFARM Film Festival. He is currently the interim Vice-President of the National Live Events Coalition Philippines, Head of the Theater Arts Program of Meridian International College of Business and Arts (MINT College) and Adviser of the Mapua Tekno Teatro, continuing to mentor young artists while finding time for his creative pursuits in the various media and performing arts