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Los Angeles-based Filipino dance group to perform benefit show

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Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Kayamanan Ng Lahi (Wealth of the Nation) Philippine Folk Arts, a Los Angeles–based group of 50 musicians and dancers, will perform a benefit show at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo on Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., in Vulcan Gymnasium. The group will also perform in this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival’s Ho`ike night on April 8.

Established in 1990, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts is a critically acclaimed non-profit organization committed to presenting, promoting and preserving the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance and music.

The benefit show will highlight performances by Dr. Norman Arancon of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, and costumes designed and created by Iris Viacrusis, a local cultural historian and designer, who is an active contributor and mentor of the students of the Filipino Studies Certificate Program at UH Hilo. The benefit show is organized in collaboration with the students of the Filipino Studies Certificate Program headed by Dr. Rodney Jubilado, Ginger Hamilton, director of Minority Access and Achievement Program, and the Hilo Visayan community of Hilo.

Tickets are $20 donation ($17 for students) and $50 VIP (with refreshments).

For tickets and information, call 982-9225 or email

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