Filipino American History Month Celebration
- Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 / 6:00PM
October is Filipino American History Month, and thousands of Filipino Americans from the Los Angeles area are expected to take part in one of the city’s biggest events celebrating their culture and history. The Filipino American History Month Los Angeles (FAHMLA) Coalition will host a diverse array of intergenerational and trans-intercontinental talent at the newly renovated Greek Theatre on Sunday, October 23rd presented by Frontier Communications.
Also in honor Filipino American History Month, the Department of Public Works and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell have led the effort to install 54 Filipino designed streetlights throughout Historic Filipinotown, home to the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. Local artist Roel Punzalan’s designs symbolizing Filipino culture and the ethnic diversity of Historic Filipinotown will transform the lighting fixtures along Temple Street next month.
LIVE TALENT & PERFORMANCES
Filipino music legend Gary V will headline the evening, and for the first time his son Gab Valenciano will join him onstage.
Dance-pop artist Jocelyn Enriquez, R&B group Kai and others, who helped start the Filipino American music movement during the 1990s, will reunite after more than 15 years.
And for the millennial crowd, YouTube sensation AJ Rafael and The Voice Season 9 artist Tim Atlas are among those who are expected to perform.
Actor Nico Santos from NBC’s new sitcom “Superstore” will help host the show, and culinary masterminds including Kristine de la Cruz and Lynne Tolentino will be onsite whipping up delicious Asian food for the attendees.
☆ Gary V
☆ Gab Valenciano
☆ Jocelyn Enriquez
☆ Drop N Harmony
☆ AJ Rafael
☆ Tim Atlas
☆ The Filharmonic
☆ Tribal Theory
☆ JR Aquino
☆ Brian Puspos
☆ Andrew Garcia
☆ Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts
☆ Doce Pares
☆ Surprise Guests
☆ Nico Santos
☆ Arianny Celeste
☆ Brian Viloria
>>>☆★☆WHAT IS FAHM?☆★☆<<<
Filipino American History Month Los Angeles acknowledges and celebrates the beautiful and resilient history of Filipino Americans throughout October. In 2009, Congressman Honda and Senator Hirono introduced a resolution that permanently recognizes Filipino American History Month, Filipino American History Month (FAHM) as the official celebratory month to commemorate the landing of the first Filipinos in the United States.