BENEFITING: KAYAMANAN NG LAHI PHILIPPINE FOLK ARTS
ORGANIZER: KAYAMANAN NG LAHI PHILIPPINE FOLK ARTS
KAYAMANAN NG LAHI PHILIPPINE FOLK ARTS wrote -
Under the artistic leadership of Barbara Ele and Joel Jacinto, Kayamanan Ng Lahi celebrates its 25th anniversary with the premiere of Mana. In collaboration with Na Hoku Hanohano awardees, Patrick Landeza (Hawaiian slack key guitarist) and Abe Lagrimas Jr. (ukulele and multi-instrumentalist), Mana connects the ancestral ties between Filipino and Hawaiian cultures.
In the Philippines, mana refers to the cultural and material inheritances passed on from ancestors. In Hawaii, mana is the spiritual energy that can exist in places, objects and persons. Whether it is something we touch or we feel, the spirit of mana gives strength to the keepers of cultural heirlooms and heritage.
Critically acclaimed and loved by the L.A. community, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts is committed to presenting, promoting and preserving the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance and music. Respected for their diverse repertoire, costumes and music ensembles, their mission is to educate, entertain and enlighten.
We are extremely proud and hopeful to send at least 40 dancers and musicians to Hilo for the Merrie Monarch Festival in April. Your donation will lend will greatly in achieving our mission to preserve, promote and present the richness and diversity of our culture to the world stage. Your tax-deductible contribution will help fund our way to these once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to perform at the Merrie Monarch Festival and assist us as we prepare for our 25th anniversary.