June 14, 2009 2pm
at the Skokie Theater Music Foundation
In celebration of the Philippines’ 111th year of Independence, samasama PROJECT offers people of all cultural diversities a taste of traditional and contemporary music from the from the country, one hundred years in the making!
samasama PROJECT brings together an extraordinary ensemble of artists who have performed around the world. Now all Chicago-based, this collaboration inspired by the drive to promote Filipino Culture through music and the arts, has made its mark performing at the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Museum Of Science and Industry and Navy Pier.
The group prides itself in incorporating indigenous Filipino instruments, such as the Kulintang, Agung (Mindanao Gongs), Dabakan (Drums), Suling (bamboo flute), Kubing (jew’s harp) and Bungkaka (clappers) into their music.
“Sama-sama” translated as “united, together” aptly describes this fusion of Filipino and Filipino-American Artists who bring to the Chicago stage indigenous instruments with a contemporary twist captivating audiences with music that transcends all boundaries.
Skokie Theatre is at 7924 N Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60015.
Check out their past performances at www.youtube.com/SamaSamaProject