29 Aug Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, FilAM Arts, FPAC Present 29th Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC)
**Experience a Weekend of Artistry, Nostalgia, and Cultural Fusion at the 29th Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) in Los Angeles**
September 1 & 2, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – Get ready for a cultural extravaganza that promises to captivate your senses and celebrate the vibrant heritage of the Philippines. FilAm Arts, in partnership with the Levitt Pavilion, proudly presents the 29th Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) on Labor Day Weekend, September 1 and 2 at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, MacArthur Park.
This two-day event is set to showcase a dynamic blend of artistic performances, engaging activities, and a diverse marketplace, all highlighting the rich tapestry of the Filipino American experience. This year’s theme is “Para Sa Lahat” (For Everyone).
**Flashback Friday: September 1, 7 PM – A Nostalgic Musical Journey**
The festival kicks off on Friday, September 1, at 7 PM with “Flashback Friday,” a musical journey through the iconic sounds of the 90s.
– The Mellow Dees: A new indie rock band based in Los Angeles, composed of Melody del Mundo, formerly from the Philippines’ 90s indie darling Sugar Hiccup; Wolf Gemora, founding member of the popular 90s Filipino rock band, Wolfgang; and singer-songwriter Nievera. While 2 of the 3 members do have 90s roots, The Mellow Dees will be playing lots of their new music.
– DJ Icy Ice: Icy Ice is an original member of the world-renowned DJ Group, the World-Famous Beat Junkies. He has been the exclusive dj for celebrity events such as Manny Pacquiao After Parties, Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, Grammy Awards, American Music Awards etc.
– Introvoys: INTRoVOYS is a Los Angeles based Fil-Am rock band with musical roots originating from Manila, Philippines. The band broke out into the Filipino mainstream market back in 1992 with the hit singles “Kaibigan”, “However Whichway” and more.
– Jocelyn Enriquez: Jocelyn Enriquez has been widely regarded as a music pioneer, becoming the first Filipino American artist to find success in the mainstream industry. Emerging from the Freestyle movement of the time, Enriquez was the first artist to sign with Classified Records and was quickly deemed by some as the “Queen of Freestyle”.Her 1994 debut album “Lovely” features the dance hits “I’ve Been Thinking About You” and “Make It Last Forever”. Enriquez’s smash hit single “Do You Miss Me?” was released in 1996, peaking at #17 on the Rhythmic Top 40, #14 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, #8 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, and #49 on the Billboard Hot 100.
**Spectacular Saturday: September 2, 6 PM – A Cultural Extravaganza**
Saturday, September 2, commences at 6 PM with a cultural showcase that delves into the heart of Filipino artistry and tradition. Prepare to be enthralled by performances from:
– Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble: Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing rhythms of traditional Kulintang music, a true embodiment of Filipino heritage.
– Malaya Dance Company: Experience the grace and storytelling of Filipino dance through captivating choreography and vibrant costumes.
– Rondalla Club of LA: Be enchanted by the melodic sounds of a Filipino string ensemble, a tribute to the Philippines’ musical heritage.
– Gingee: As the headliner of the night, Gingee brings a fusion of electronic beats and indigenous Filipino instruments, promising an unforgettable musical journey.
**Vibrant Marketplace and More:**
Explore the vibrant marketplace that features an array of Filipino American owned vendors offering artisan jewelry, Filipiniana clothing, prints, paintings, stickers, and more. This marketplace embodies the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino American community.
**Join Us for an Unforgettable Weekend: **
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this captivating celebration that brings together art, culture, and community. The event is free and open to the public. FPAC 2023 is made possible by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Council Districts 1, 13 and 14 and sponsors Magnolia/Ramar Foods and Island Pacific Market.
Follow @filamartsla on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates. Official Hashtag #FPAC2023
About FilAm Arts:
FilAm Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of the arts and culture of Filipino Americans. With a commitment to preserving tradition and fostering innovation, FilAm Arts creates platforms for artists and audiences to connect, collaborate, and celebrate the diverse expressions of Filipino heritage.
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles @ MacArthur Park.
2230 W. 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90057.
Concerts will be live streamed on Levitt LA’s YouTube Channel, Facebook Live and Twitch.
– All programs are Free:
– Parking: Athena Parking – 611 Carondelet St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Public Transportation: Metro: Red Line (Wilshire/Alvarado-MacArthur Park stop) Bus lines 18, 20, 51, 351, 603, 720-
Audience members are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. – Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available from local vendors. Please note no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.
About Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles makes live music accessible to all, creating stronger and more connected communities while celebrating the diversity of our city and beyond. Every summer, FREE concerts are presented at Levitt Pavilion, featuring acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning performers in a broad range of music genres. Over 60,000 people of all ages and backgrounds gather on the lawn in historic MacArthur Park to enjoy free live music under the stars. Programming is designed to appeal to all tastes, attracting people from all walks of life to come together for a shared evening of great music, cultural celebrations and a family-friendly atmosphere offered at the Levitt Pavilion!
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