Produced by the Pilipino American Alliance at UC Berkeley, PCN or the Pilipino Cultural Night is a yearlong production that is completely student run, from musical composition to folk dance choreography; from cutting poetics to the backstage logistics. UC Berkeley’s PCN is truly a testament to the dynamics of power, creation, and art behind Pilipin@ American students.
This year marks the 34th annual PCN in UC Berkeley’s history, the longest running culture show on the Berkeley campus and the second longest running PCN in the nation. With that said, 33 different PCNs have told narratives relevant to the Pilipin@ and Pilipin@ American experience, as shared through the collective lens of Pilipin@ American students.
Integrated within PCN are short story vignettes, each relevant to an issue in the 425 year history of Pilipin@s in America, ranging from queerness to hypermasculinity; and family to identity. In addition to these vignettes are modes of dance: hip hop, folk, jazz, and more, as well as a live band, a choir, and poetry/spoken word. Whatever your inner artist desires, PCN is the perfect avenue for you to express your creativity, artistic ability, and talents as a whole.