Department of English Department at admu.edu.ph
Thu Apr 14 17:46:44 PHT 2005

Kritika Kultura 

in association with the Department of English
presents the Kritika Kultura Lecture Series with

in a lecture/performance

“Nommo & the Rapture of Rupture”

4:30-6:00 p.m.
20 April 2005, Wednesday
Escaler Hall, SEC Building

As Dr. Boogie Nights, Professor Theo Gonzalves presents a musical 
lecture/performance titled “Nommo & the Rapture of Rupture.” Drawing from 
trans-Atlantic traditions of Enommo--the naming of one’s personal trials in 
the company of others which is the foundation of the blues--Dr. Boogie Nights 
explores articulations of Filipino/American cultures and aesthetics through 
unpopular songs and non-standard standards such as “Brown Skin 
Lady,” “Pandanggo ni Bobby” and “The Beautiful Ones.”

Gonzalves is an assistant professor of American Studies at the University of 
Hawaii at Manoa. He completed his PhD in Comparative Culture at the University 
of California at Irvine and has taught courses in American, ethnic and 
cultural studies. His work has been published in leading academic journals 
such as Critical Mass, Amerasia and the Journal of Asian American Studies. He 
has also served as Musical Director for the experimental theater troupe, 
Tongue in A mood and was an advisory board member to Bindlestiff Studio, a 
Filipino American performing arts venue located in San Francisco. In 2005, 
Gonzalves was granted a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar award to complete work 
on a manuscript on Filipino American performing arts.

Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108 Metro Manila

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