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Philippine Arts and Culture Festival (FPAC) returns in September

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FilAm ARTS (The Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture) is pleased to announce that this year marks the 28th anniversary of the Philippine Arts and Culture Festival (FPAC), the longest running celebration of Filipino culture in Southern California. I am pleased to He will be held at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park from 4pm to 10pm on September 3rd.

The event is free and open to the public.

The last in-person festival was held at Echo Park in 2017. In 2020, FilAm Arts successfully held his 3-day virtual festival, attracting thousands of viewers from all over the world.

“Since its inception, FPAC has given countless artists a variety of opportunities to amplify the voices of Filipino-Americans and diaspora Filipinos. We all look forward to the direct return of FPAC. Kaya natin ito (We can do this),” says Giovanni. Festival director Ortega.

The Festival (FPAC2022) will feature a Filipino food booth curated by Usapan and a merchandise booth curated by SoCal Filipinos, a ticketed VIP Rum/Craft Beer Garden, a community pavilion led by Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, and a newly named Tony Ringor Senior Pavilion, Children’s Pavilion featuring Filipino storytelling with books for children sold by Philippine Expressions Bookshop, Vaccine Clinic provided by LA County, to reduce plastic waste on site a DWP mobile water trailer that provides free drinking water to visitors, a sari-sari art installation by artist Francis Gumm, and a fleet of new Toyota vehicles.

This year’s headliner artist is rapper, music producer and spoken word artist Ruby Ibarra. The list of performers on the main stage includes Cultural Performances, Los Angeles’ Londara Club, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Filipino Folk Arts, Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts, Pakaragian Klingtan Ensemble, New Filipino Band, Pinay Voltron, A Cappella Group Philosophy, Headband Andy, Ella Jay Basco, Kajo, Kiana V, Q-York, Mica Javier, JayR, Ylona Garcia, Ez Mil, DJ Joel Quizon, Les The DJ, DJ CherishTheLuv.

The Lamb Garden/VIP Tent Acoustic Stage will feature LA indie rock band Melody from The Mellowdees and more. The Balagtathan/Poetry stage will be curated by Ariana “Lady B” Basco of Palms Up Academy. FilAm Visual Artists will also collaborate with AF3IRM in Los Angeles to create a living memorial to honor community members who have died from COVID over the years.

Allison Keating, executive director of Levitt LA, said: “That is why we are so excited and honored to host his FILAM Festival of Arts and Culture in the Philippines (FPAC), and we can’t wait to see you all at historic MacArthur Park. “

FilAm ARTS Executive Director Giselle Tongi-Walters said:

The 28th Annual Philippine Arts and Culture Festival (FPAC) is held in partnership with the Levitt Pavilion, California Arts Council, Los Angeles Department of Culture, Toyota, Department of Health and Human Services, Kumu, National Asian American Coalition and Island Pacific. Seafood Market, Warner Bros. Discovery Access, Magnolia. Community partners for FPAC2022: Abante are Usapan, SoCal Filipinos, Hotel Indigo, and Search to Involve Pilipino Americans.