THE 5TH ANNUAL

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
10:30AM–4PM
Museum wide
Free admission courtesy of Target
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
10:30AM–4PM
Museum wide
Free admission courtesy of Target
10:30–11:30 AM
Filipino Martial Art Demo
w/ Eskabo Daan
FRONT STEPS
11 –11:30 AM
Sacred Space Ceremony
FRONT STEPS TO SAMSUNG HALL
The ceremony of the festival will open with
members of Center for Babaylan Studies
(CFBS) in collaboration with Sama Sama
Tayo, Balik Sa Dagat Bangka Journey, and
Laga Weavers in procession honoring the
cultural traditions of the major regions of the
Philippines, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Through music, dance, chant, ancient script,
and tribal ceremonial dress, the procession
will pay tribute to indigenous knowledge and
rituals through contemporary expressions.
From the steps of the Museum, the sounds
and movements of the Philippines will guide
the audience into Samsung Hall. There,
an invocation, bearing the spirit of Tulay,
will gather participants and their intentions
of bridging the ancient to the modern, the
homeland and adopted land, the waves of
immigration, and up to ten generations of
Filipino Americans in the US.
11:30–11:50 AM
Short remarks by Philippine Consul
General Henry Bensurto, Jr, and
Asian Art Museum executive director
Jay Xu.
SAMSUNG HALL
11:30 AM–4 PM
Artist Demonstration and
Hands-on Activities
NORTH COURT
Learn about Filipino arts and culture and
create your own masterpiece to take home.
12–4 PM
Filipino Art and History Display
NORTH COURT
By National Federation of Filipino America
Association
12–4 PM
We Are America: Resistance
and Resilience
SOUTH COURT
100 Years of Filipinos in US History
Timeline Display.
Tulay: Bridging Cultures, Bridging Generations
Share stories about generations of Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the Bay Area with book talks, performances, interactive presentations and
arts. This year’s theme, Tulay (bridge), represents a link between multiple generations and two countries that bring a broader perspective to the
Filipino American community’s contribution to the Bay Area’s arts and culture. Presenters include the Florante Aguilar and Chus Alonso band,
Myrna Del Rio and friends, Filipino martial arts school Eskabo Daan, American Center of Philippine Arts, local historian and author Evangeline
Buell, and Mel Orpilla, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) president, as the emcee.
PROGRAM
Additional support for the Asian Art Museum’s Filipino
American History Month Celebration is generously
provided by AARP.
“Target First Free Sundays”—free general admission on the
first Sunday of every month and the family programs ofered
on that day—are made possible by Target.
12–3:30 PM
Talks and Performances
SAMSUNG HALL
Displays, performances, presentations and
short talks will feature a range of participants,
including San Francisco Filipino American
Jazz Festival, Florante Aguilar and local
Filipino American historians and artists.
Also, enjoy a display of panels of traditional
T’nalak weaving from T’boli people from
South Cotabato in the Philippines.
Welcome remarks AARP
12 PM
Latin-Filipino Musical Connections
Featuring Florante Aguilar and Chus Alonso
(with Sage Baggott and Greg Kehret)
12:30 PM
Book Talk: ‘Filipino American Stories,
Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven
Manangs Wild: Bridge across the
Pacific Ocean’
Hosted by Vangie Canonizado Buell.
Book signing at 3 pm at the Store.
1 PM
Filipino Martial Arts
Presented by Eskabo Daan
1:30 PM
Slide Talk: What’s New: Philippine
Art of the Asian Art Museum
Curator of Southeast Asian Art,
Natasha Reichle
2:00 PM
Musical Bridges: A Multi-Cultural,
Multi-Generational Journey
Presented by The San Francisco Filipino
American Jazz Festival. With Myrna Del Rio
& Friends featuring Composer/Song Stylist,
Anna Maria Flechero; Pianist/Composer,
and Musical Director, Socorro de Castro;
Percussionist/Drummer, Leon Joyce , Jr.;
Saxophonist, Nzinga Smith; and bassist,
Lilly Robinson.
2:30 PM
“Katawhang Lumad
(Indigenous Peoples)”
Filipino Folk Dance Performance by American
Center of Philippine Arts. Choreography by
Jay Loyola
3 PM
Titayan sa Katabang
(A Bridge to Reach Out):
The Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble (“PKE”)
under the direction of Guro Danongan
“Danny” Kalanduyan
12–4 PM
Unplugged Performances
MUSEUM WIDE
Enjoy a cappella performances of Filipino folk
music and dance throughout the afternoon.
Quimberly Villamer, Tracy Sarmiento, and
Ukelenny (Lenny San Jose) perform.
11 AM–4 PM
Table Presentations
LOGGIA
Participating Community Partners and Groups:
New Arts Media, Pilipino American Writers and
Artists, Inc. (PAWA), Historical photo display by
San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival,
Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street
Quilt made by Artist and musician Nikki Vilas,
Bridging Generations display, Winning entries
from “How my family keeps healthy” contest
by AARP.

10:30–11 AM
Tours and Storytelling
stART Tour (Storytelling for pre-K)
MEET AT THE INFORMATION DESK
11:30 AM AND 1 PM.; 30 MINUTES EACH
Docent Tour of Filipino Arts
MEET NEAR THE INFORMATION DESK
1 AND 3 PM; 45 MINUTES EACH
Stories! The Wicked, the Wily,
the Wise
MEET NEAR THE INFORMATION DESK