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FACLA FEATURES SMOKEY MOUNTAIN CHILDREN ON OCTOBER 18 ON PAHM

Press Release
Filipino American Community of Los Angeles(FACLA)
October 28,, 2013

FACLA FEATURES SMOKEY MOUNTAIN CHILDREN ON OCTOBER 18 ON PAHM

Los Angeles—As a second offering for the Pilipino American History Month (PAHM), the Filipino-American Community in Los Angeles (FACLA) presented the “Dance of the Poorest, Dance For the Forest” featuring the children who grew up in Smokey Mountain, Philippines on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM at FACLA

The cultural presentation was well attended with the Filipino-American community filled in the jam packed social hall.
FACLA 2nd Vice President Dr. Veronico Agatep welcomed the performers while Consul General Hellen- Dela Vega praised the performers for bringing the Philippines dances and songs to Filipinos in America.

The Smokey Mountain Children’s Group have presented in different places in the United States. They just performed in the San Bruno, Skyline College in Northern California and in Los Angeles, Montclair, Corona and Arleta before going back to the Philippines.

The Dance of the Poorest, Dance for the Forest

During the month of October the Filipino-American community celebrate its particularity called The Pilipino American History Month (PAHM) as a community in the United States .This is in unity with the diverse ethic groups that comprised the great nation, the United States of America. The US Congress declared the Philippine History Month (PAHM) as an official celebration in 2009.

The Smokey Mountain Dance Troupe presented the different Philippine dances from the Northern highlands to the Southern Mindanao. The original Filipino dances were curated by a cultural icon Ramon Obusan so it retained its authenticity and originality.

Unlike the Imelda Marcos blessed and patronized Bayanihan dance suites that altered the KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress – Los Angeles dances to cater to foreign flavors and modernity.

By presenting the feature show “Dance of the Poorest, Dance for the Forest” FACLA assumes its role as a cultural center for the Filipino-American community and enhances its role in promoting Filipno culture and the children of Smokey Mountain.

For more information please call FACLA at (213)484-1527 for more information or email us at newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.