Luyos MC


About

Luyos MC (MaryCarl Guiao) is a daughter of Maharlikan lands, birthed from a lineage of dedicated empaths, carpenters, land-tenders, benevolent engineers, kitchen goddesses, public-spirited politicians and more guides that she holds in her heart. During her formative years while studying biology at the University of Guelph, she engaged in bottom-up community care-work (including hosting and producing for Migrant Matters Radio for campus/community radio, co-founding migrant worker advocacy collective Fuerza/Puwersa, and offering economically accessible yoga classes, prioritizing non-status people, migrant workers, and low-income racialized and Indigneous people) as an act of defense against a dominant culture ridden with harm and injustice. She continues to do care work and communicate an appreciation for culture where building respectful relationships with all life is priority. MaryCarl is grateful to be based on the traditional territories of the Chonnonton, Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Huron-wendat, Métis, and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, amongst unnamed peoples who have cared for this land before us (many know this land under its colonial name of Guelph, Ontario), and has found place in tapping into her soft power to weave truth into her interarts practice, with emphasis on story-witnessing through sound (https://soundcloud.com/LuyosMaryCarl) and precolonial cultural regeneration (specially with Obo Manuvu kulintang arts).

Thoughts About Art and Community

MaryCarl's work is rooted with the intention of creating and sharing healing music, as well as helping bring into spotlight the current struggles peoples rooted in STHN Pilipinas.

Activities

Live astrological elementals + Lumad & Moro kulintang centered music performance. The movements of this evolving theatrical performance are uniquely interwoven into visual and sonic tapestries through the use of traditional precolonial dance and instrumentation, spoken word, & drone/techno/ambient electronic sonic soundscapes.