Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Come Celebrate Community Spirit at the 16th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture !

Community’s Diverse Artistry, Culture, Cuisine and People Converge For Highly Anticipated Festival Weekend Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture
The 16th Annual (FPAC), Southern California 's largest and most lauded ongoing Filipino American tradition, is on! Taking place on Sept. 8and 9, 2007 at breathtaking Point Fermin Park,807 Paseo del Mar in San Pedro, this year’s theme is “Handog,” or “Offering” – in celebration of true community spirit as Filipino Americans from different walks of life gather together to bring you this 16th edition of pure community soul through artistry, culture, and food.

Popular international comedian Rex Naverrete returns to headline FPAC, with multi-awarded singer / songwriter Anthony Castelo and the world Hip Hop champions: Philippine All Stars, making their respective debuts.

Upcoming Jazz singer Charmaine Clamor returns as well. Authentic, traditional music and dance are brought to you by a host of cultural dance troupes in Kayamanan ng Lahi, BIBAK (Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc, Apayao, Kalinga - 5 major tribes of the Northern Philippines ), Kultura, and others. Demonstrations of the Filipino martial arts, Kali /Eskrima are brought to you by eskrimadors Kapisanang Mandirigma, Pakamut, and Bahala Na.

There's so much in store for everyone, so 'wag n'yong kalimutang pumunta!

Initiated by the City of Los Angeles back in 1990, the stewardship of the Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture was transferred over to a non-profit organization now called FilAm ARTS – the Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts & Culture.“Still true to its original intent since its inception, the Festival is designed to be a ‘common ground.’ The aim of FPAC is to be as inclusive in every which way possible,” says Executive Director Jilly Canizares.

For more details:, or call (323) 913-4663.

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