Pantayo is an all-women lo-fi R&B gong punk queer collective based in Toronto. We combine percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of Southern Philippines and synth-based electro grooves.
Past notable projects include performances at TD Halifax Jazz Festival, Nuit Blanche Toronto, X Avant Festival, Wavelength Festival, kulintang gong/percussion workshops with Girls Rock Camp Toronto in partnership with Toronto Public Library and at Tone Deaf Festival Kingston, and a collaboration with YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN for Severed video game soundtrack (Drinkbox Studios, 2016).
We have been featured in Noisey (2016), CBC Music for International Women’s Day 2017, a cover story in Musicworks Magazine in Summer/Fall 2017, and was listed in Now Magazine as Toronto musicians to watch in 2018: Indie Edition.
Photos by Yannick Anton