FilAm ARTS (The Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture) is thrilled to announce the return of The Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC), the longest-running Filipino cultural celebration in Southern California now in its 28th year is open to the public on September 3rd, from 4 - 10 PM at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park.
The festival was previously held in 2020 that drew a crowd of thousands of viewers from around the world. “Since its inception, FPAC has given countless artists various opportunities to amplify the voices of Filipino-Americans and Filipinos in the diaspora. We all look forward to having FPAC return in person. Kaya natin ito (We can do this),” says Giovanni Ortega, Festival Director.
The Festival (FPAC2022) will feature Filipino food booths curated by Usapan and merchandise booths curated by SoCal Filipinos, a ticketed VIP rum/craft beer garden, a community pavilion led by Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, and tons more! This year’s headlining artist is Ruby Ibarra, rapper, music producer, and spoken word artist.
The list of mainstage performers includes: cultural performances, Rondalla Club of Los Angeles, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts, Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts, Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, new Filipina band, Pinay Voltron, Acapella group Filosophy, Headband Andy, Ella Jay Basco, Kajo, Kiana V, Q-York, Mica Javier, JayR, Ez Mil, DJ Joel Quizon, Les The Dj and DJ CherishTheLuv.
FilAm Visual Artists also create a living memorial to honor our community members who we’ve lost to COVID these last few years in partnership with AF3IRM, Los Angeles. “Levitt Los Angeles shares the beliefs that by celebrating the cultural diversity of our city we can create more connected communities and strengthen the social fabric of Los Angeles,” says Allison Keating, Executive Director of Levitt LA.
Cover Photo Credit: The Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) Instagram