Filipino Folk Fusion band featured at Rotary meeting
One of Chicago’s premier Filipino Folk Fusion bands brought its unique sound to Frankfort recently, performing at the Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club meeting on June 28.
The SamaSama Project, which fuses Filipino traditional folk music with contemporary music, performed a selection of love songs for community members.
“When you open up your mind and look at diversity … you will find there are a lot of similarities (between the American culture and Filipino culture),” said Rotarian Jan Paul Ferrer who invited the group to perform at the Rotary meeting.
“We have diverse music (in the Philippines),” vocalist Louella Cabalona told students, explaining how the country has been occupied by a number of countries through the years, including the United States, Spain and China.
As a result, their art and music reflect influences from the American, Spanish and Chinese cultures.
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Students taking summer reading courses at Lincoln-Way North High School enjoy a sampling of Filipino music during a recent Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club meeting at the school. Students learned how Filipino art and music have been influenced by the American culture