In Hawaii they say Aloha. In the Philippines we say Mabuhay. It is a warm welcome from a truly sincere and hospitable people. Filipinos are a sociable group with strong family ties. So join us and share the joy and togetherness that is the Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City!

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All Fingers on Deck! Filipino Association to Form Rondalla Club
Posted March 21

This is a call for prospective applicants to be part of the musical ensemble Rondalla Club of Kansas City (RCKC), sponsored by the Filipino Association, with funding assistance from the Filipino Cultural Center Foundation and a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.

Musical instruments in a typical rondalla include the following: banduria, octavina, laud, guitar, and bass. Since we have limited time and instruments available to complete our initial goals for the group, we are seeking members who preferably:

a) have some level of musical background;
b) play/have have played a musical instrument;
c) can read musical notes;
d) will commit to an intensive 10 week/2 hours per week course with a professional instrumentalist, starting on April 12.

The grant allows a modest honorarium for our professional instrumentalist, who will provide instruction and leadership for the group. Each selected applicant will have to contribute a donation of $15 per session over the course of 10 weeks. Partial scholarships may be available.

A selection committee will decide on the final composition of the RCKC. If you are interested in participating, FILL OUT AN APPLICATION by March 29.

Global Roots Radio to Feature the Philippines
Posted February 26

Global Roots Radio is a 2-hour multicultural radio show that features different guest hosts from the various international communities in Kansas City. On Sunday, March 1, tune into 90.1 FM KKFI or listen online from 3-5 PM as they explore the sounds of the Philippines. It will be an introspective look into our music and an examination of the influences from different eras of our history.


• A Brief History of a Few Hundred Years and 7,100 Islands (Dr. Lillian Pardo)
• Indigenous Music of the Philippines (Karen Lisondra & Amado Espinoza)
• From the Outside Looking In (Barclay Martin)
• Original Pilipino Music from the Heart (Rizvend Pecaña)

Special Movie Screening: "Manny"
Posted February 6

You are invited to a special screening of Manny, the documentary film about our favorite Filipino fighter, narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson. Directed by Ryan Moore and Academy Award winner Leon Gast (When We Were Kings), Manny is the untold story of one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to becoming a boxing champion on the world stage, Manny is a feature length documentary film that takes you behind the scenes into the life of fighter Manny Pacquiao. More...

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