As October approaches, the City of Carson, California prepares to kick off the month-long celebration of Filipino-American History Month with an impressive showcase of Filipino talent.
The kick-off festivities on Saturday, October 7th, will be held at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center starting at 9:00 a.m. located at 801 E. Carson Street. This event is open to the public and admission is free.
Headlining this year’s event are The Filharmonic and Geneva Cruz. ABS-CBN TFC is bringing The Filharmonic, an Los Angeles-based a capella group featured in NBC’s hit musical competition, “The Sing-Off”, and featured in the Universal Pictures hit movie, “Pitch Perfect 2”, which became a viral sensation. In 2016, The Filharmonic was named the #1 college-booked entertainment group of the year, bringing their unique blend of hip hop, pop and 90s nostalgia to more than 150 stages nationwide. Geneva Cruz is an award-winning singer and actress who began her career in 1989 as one of the lead singers of the double platinum-selling teen group Smokey Mountain with massively popular classics that include “Anak ng Pasig” (named Best Pop Song in 1992 by the Catholic Mass Media Awards in the Philippines), “Ang Gaan ng Feeling”, “In the Name of Love”, and “Kailan”. Cruz also became the first and youngest Grand Prize winner of the “The Voice of Asia” in Russia in 1992.
Performances at the event include songs from the City of Carson 2016 FilAms Got Talent Winner Therese Masangcay, vocalists Joni Villamil and Michael Keith, comedian Joseph Gelito, and a dance number from 2016 World Championship of Performing Arts winner Junior New System. The Annual FilAms Got Talent 2017 singing contest will also be held.
A program featuring awards for community leadership, youth achievement, and heroism will take place at the event. The awardees are Melissa Ramoso, Joanna Concepcion, Jesus-Alex Cainglet, and Marcelino Ines Jr. for Community Leadership. Other awardees include Wilfredo Credo (Heroism), Kamille Magante and Angelica Tan for Youth Achievement.
“Carson is proud to recognize the contributions of Filipino-Americans nationwide, but especially to the Carson community. Special thanks to Councilmember Elito M. Santarina for his leadership in helping make this celebration a reality,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles.
Filipino American History Month Celebration is an annual event during the month of October in the City of Carson. The event is done in collaboration with ABS-CBN TFC (The Filipino Channel) and Mutch Cariño of Maxx Promos.
For more information about Filipino-American History Month Celebration in Carson, California, please call(310) 952-1743.