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Manila to MacArthur Park


  • MacArthur Park 2230 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA, 90057 United States (map)

Fil-Am ARTS Co-Presents FREE 'Manila to MacArthur Park' With Levitt Pavilion together with Kalayaan LA.

June 8, SATURDAY- Ruby Ibarra and the Balikbayans together with Gingee and Rani De Leon and more perform at MacArthur Park.

June 9- programming begins at 1pm and FilAm Arts presents at 4pm.


FilAm ARTS, the multi-award winning community organization returns from a year-long hiatus and back to its arts presentation roots with "Manila to MacArthur Park," a co-presentation with Levitt Pavilion, June 9, from 4 p,m, - 7 p.m. at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. Kalayaan LA presents both days with pre-shows of artists from our local community.

Admission is FREE and features multidisciplinary performances for the entire family.

The event marks a return of sorts for the presenters of the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC), which, for over a quarter century presented the institutional Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) until last year's re-organizational hiatus.

"We're very happy to announce that the unyielding spirit of FPAC continues this summer," said Giselle "G" Tongi, Fil-Am ARTS' newly-appointed Director of Programming. "FPAC is community legacy well worth preserving and the partnership with our friends at Levitt Pavilion provides an exciting opportunity to once again allow for much-needed space for talented Filipino American artistry and our rich culture to shine and be shared with our Southern California neighbors."

Levitt Pavilion, which presents culturally-rich programming throughout Los Angeles is equally excited with the partnership.

"We're thrilled to present 'Manila to MacArthur Park' with our partners," said Matthew Himes, Levitt Pavilion director of programming and production, "The exceptional variety of local and international talent on the lineup will have something for everyone, the young and the young at heart will leave the Levitt LA lawn with expanded palettes and playlists."

Among the aforementioned world class performers are:

Ruby Ibarra, Known for her sharp lyricism and rhythmic multi-syllabic flows, Ruby Ibarra attributes her musical identity to being a child during the '90s and witnessing the "golden era" of hip-hop.

Gingee is a DJ/producer, percussionist and vocalist known for her unique take on global bass that’s making waves in the global music community.

As a DJ for over 20 years, LA’s Rani de Leon has a solid reputation for his signature blend of eclectic and accessible worldly sounds, jazz textures, and feel-good roots and soul music.

Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts, whose mission has been to reserve, promote, present the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance and music... to educate, entertain and enrich opens the program at 4pm, where the youngest members of the folk dance group named Pamana will delight audiences both young and old.

Rocksteady Rondalla performs at 4:45pm and was founded in 2011 by a group that were students at California State Long Beach and played at Pilipino American Coalition's (PAC) Pilipino Cultural Night. From there, they have played at various college's Pilipino Cultural Nights across Southern California as well as various cultural festivals and shows like the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture. Rocksteady puts a modern twist on traditional music that can be related to all audiences.

BIBAK Los Angeles takes to the Levitt Pavilion stage at 5:30pm and promotes the arts and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of northern Philippines, commonly termed as Igorots.

Joel Quizon Los Angeles based/Manila roots filmmaker, arts organizer, music curator and DJ closes the FilAm Arts presentation with his mix/compilation of Disco Manila and Disco Manila 2, which is a tribute to the dance music of the Philippines from the 1970's and 80's that highlight and celebrate OPM (Original Pilipino Music), Manila Sound, and other forms of Filipino music.

And Many More!

Follow Filam Arts on social media @FilAm Arts on Facebook and on Instagram. Email eileen@filamarts.org for volunteer opportunities if you are looking to be part of the event. For vendor opportunities ( First come, first serve ( with only 50 booths available), please sign up at https://levittlosangeles.org/vendors/ and choose June 8-9 as concert dates.

See you at Manila to Macarthur Park!

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