KCRW’S World Festival
CELEBRATE FILIPINO MUSIC AND CULTURE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL WITH BOTH TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SHARING THE STAGE IN THIS FIRST-TIME-EVER EVENT
Black Eyed Peas Rapper and DJ Apl.de.ap “Takes You to the Philippines” with bandmates will.i.am and Taboo, as well as Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Jeremy Passion, Sandwich, Nicole Scherzinger and More
Vanessa Hudgens, Jo Koy, and Lou Diamond Phillips Co-Host
Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Tickets On Sale Now
WHAT: Black Eyed Peas rapper and DJ Apl.de.ap celebrates his Filipino heritage with a one-of-a-kind music and dance party, featuring pop and traditional Pinoy artists, hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and more, for the Hollywood Bowl’s first-ever celebration dedicated to Filipino music and culture. The concert showcases the rich history and influence of Filipino music, from its origins to the present.
The first half program begins with Kayamanan Ng Lahi and the Rondalla Club of Los Angeles performing “Jota Paragua,” a Castillan influenced dance in which the ladies wave their mantóns, or decorative shawls, while the gentlemen keep brisk pace with bamboo castanets. The Harana Kings, the truest practitioners of “harana” – the fading custom of serenading – will perform beautiful songs from this once-popular Filipino courtship tradition. This will be their first time performing in the United States. Los Angeles based Philippine Chamber Singers, an all-Filipino choir, will perform a “kundiman” medley (traditional Filipino love songs) incorporating ethnic, contemporary, and non-traditional approaches in their performance.
Sandwich – one of the most prominent rock bands on the Filipino scene – will perform a medley of their most popular songs, followed by renowned jazz pianist Tateng Katindig and his band backing Philippine “Concert King” Martin Nievera, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, singer-songwriter Becca Godinez and “Asia’s Divette”Dessa. Singer-songwriter Jeremy Passion and R&B group Legaci will also each perform solo.
The second half of the concert opens with co-host and comedian Jo Koy, followed by Kayamanan Ng Lahi performing a specially reworked version of traditional tinikling with dance crew Culture Shock and DJ Poet and DJ E-Man. (Tinikling is one of the most popular and well-known of traditional Philippine dances that involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with dancers who step over and in between the poles.)
Closing out the evening, Apl.de.ap and Black Eyed Peas members will.i.am and Taboo are joined by Nicole Scherzinger and Bucky Jonson for a high-energy end to the show.
For more information and a complete 2012 Hollywood Bowl season calendar, please visit hollywoodbowl.com
The current line-up for Apl.de.ap Takes You to the Philippines – A Celebration of Global Filipino Music at the Hollywood Bowl is as follows (subject to change):
Apl.de.ap with members of the Black Eyed Peas - will.i.am and Taboo
The Harana Kings (with Florante Aguilar)
Tateng Katindig & Friends
Kayamanan Ng Lahi
Philippine Chamber Singers
Rondalla Club of Los Angeles
Vanessa Hudgens, co-host
Lou Diamond Phillips, co-host
Jo Koy, co-host
KCRW host: Anthony Valdez
WHERE: HOLLYWOOD BOWL
2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068
WHEN: Sunday, July 8 at 7p.m.
Subscriptions and single tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2012 summer season are available now at HollywoodBowl.com
, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, and at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.
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