June 19, 2013 is the 152nd birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Philippines’ revered national hero. On that night Filipino poetry and music will fill the hall of the Philippine Consulate, aptly named Rizal Hall after the great hero.
In collaboration with the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Filipino American Press Club of California, this cultural event will highlight the homegrown poetry of Tony Berango, Jess Española, Vics Magsaysay,
Rafael Maniago and Mat Relox, collectively known as “Manunula” of L.A. A night to promote the beauty of the “Inang Wika” or mother tongue.
FASO (Filipino American Symphony Orchestra) conductor and master flutist Robert ‘Bob’ Shroder, Gelo Francisco and the Philippine Chamber Singers–Los Angeles (fresh from their Memorial Day Carnegie Hall performance) and singer/composer Mon Concepcion will be showcasing their mastery of Filipino songs and music during the cultural extravaganza. Director and MC of the event will be well-known entertainer extraordinaire, Bernardo Bernardo.
Sponsored by Amberville Board and Care.