By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Sept. 26, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – One of the most anticipated Southern California Filipino events is making its way to one of downtown LA’s newest attractions.
After spending nearly 20 years along the coastal city of San Pedro, the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) will be celebrated at downtown LA’s Grand Park.
The two day event, which takes place on Oct. 4th and 5th, will be free of charge to attendees, and features Kapamilya talents Gab Valenciano and Geneva Cruz. There will also be cultural activities and contests.
“We really want to showcase and teach people that there are other things about our culture besides tinikling,” said Mark Hermogeno, FPAC performing arts curator, “So they’re going to get to see traditional gong music from Mindanao, also the gong culture from the Cordelia’s of Luzon.”
Lynard Garcia, Logistics co-director of FPAC says, “Coming back to LA, it’s a more centralized location. Los Angeles, it has the highest concentration of Filipino-Americans, so why not bring it more to a centered location.”