5th Annual Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

© Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

© Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Celebrate Filipino American Heritage Month at the Asian Art Museum on Sunday, Oct. 5th. Share stories about generations of Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the Bay Area with book talks, performances, interactive presentations and arts. This year’s theme, Tulay (bridge), represents a link between multiple generations and two countries that bring a broader perspective to the Filipino American community’s contribution to the Bay Area’s arts and culture.

Presenters include the Florante Aguilar and Chus Alonso band, Myrna Del Rio and Friends and student performers from the SF Filipino American Jazz Festival, Filipino martial arts school Eskabo Daan, Los Altos High School performers, local historian and author Vangie Buell, and Mel Orpilla, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) president, as the emcee. 


The 5th Annual Filipino American History Month Celebration 
Tulay: Bridging Cultures, Bridging Generations 

Sunday, October 5, 10:30 am–4:00 pm 
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Free admission courtesy of Target 
Facebook invitation: http://on.fb.me/1rqBuX4 

Program highlights 
· The Sacred Space Ceremony of the festival will open with members of Center for Babaylan Studies (CFBS). Through music, dance, chant, ancient script, and tribal ceremonial dress, the procession will pay tribute to indigenous knowledge and rituals through contemporary expressions. (11:00 am) 
· Hear opening remarks by Philippine Consul General Henry Bensurto, Jr., andAsian Art Museum executive director Jay Xu. (11:30 am) 
· Enjoy the Latin-Filipino Musical Connections performance featuring Florante Aguilar and Chus Alonso (with Sage Baggott and Greg Kehret). (12:00 pm) 
· Experience a Filipino Martial Arts demonstration by the Eskabo Daan school. (1:00 pm) 
· The San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival presents "Generations: Jazz of Yesteryear and Today" featuring composer/vocalist, Anna Maria Flechero; pianist/composer, Socorro de Castro; vocalist Myrna Del Rio and Friends. (2:00 pm) 
· Be mesmerized in a Filipino Folk Dance Performance by American Center of Philippine Arts. (2:30 pm) 
· Revel in the sounds of an ancient form of instrumental music of Southeast Asiacalled the kulingtang, performed by Danny Kalanduyan. (3:00 pm) 

More at: http://www.asianart.org/events/search?series_types=filipino+american+history+month+celebration