Bay Area Filipinos celebrate Kalayaan SF 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off the grill barbeque, traditional folk dance, and artistic depictions of culture and history.
This was all featured at the Kalayaan SF 2018 festival — a Bay Area community event to commemorate 120 years of Philippine independence.
Headlining the event was the R&B king of the Philippines, Jay-R, and the Queen of Soul, Jaya.
Prior to the performance, Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco — Henry Bensurto — emphasized that the festival should not just be celebrated but understood by the younger generation of Filipino-Americans.