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Join the Philippine Folk Arts Society, Inc. (PFASI) in its celebration of Filipino-American History Month with a 3rd rondalla benefit concert to support disaster victims in the Philippines. The event will be on Sunday, October 4 from 2-4 pm at International House Philadelphia.
Street parking is available as well as in the following parking garages:
1. University of Pennsylvania - 3810 Sansom St
2. Sheraton City Parking - 55 S 36th St
3. Drexel University Lot C - 3482 Filbert St
For more information and sponsorships, email email@example.com.
A rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments that are played with a plectrum or pick. They originated in Spain but became most popular in Philippine folk music after their introduction to the islands during the 19th century. The major Philippine rondalla instruments are the banduria, the guitar, the octavina, the laud & the bass guitar or double bass. During the 1960s, rondallas were extremely popular in the Philippines, and they regularly competed with each other on television & radio programs. Rondalla groups based in other countries, including the United States, help keep the tradition alive.
The Philippine Folk Arts Society, Inc. (PFASI) is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to promote appreciation of Philippine culture and contribute to enriching ethnic diversity by showcasing Philippine folk dances, Filipino music through its string ensemble "Rondalla", and language and arts workshops with "Eskuela Filipiniana".
International House Philadelphia (View)
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104