2017 Filipino Pride Day Performance Audition

We are now accepting applications and online auditions for the 2017 Filipino Pride Day to be held on October 7, 2017 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Send email to fpdentertainment@gmail.com. to ask for an Audition Form.

In order for our young to be more aware and proud of their Filipino indigenous origins, our theme for this year’s Filipino Pride Day on October 7, 2017 is “Back to the Roots.” All auditioned performances are to have ANY of the following forms: folk, indigenous, neo-ethnic, or ethnic-inspired. “Neo-ethnic or ethnic-inspired” weaves traditional music or dance with contemporary forms.

You may search “philippine indigenous music, philippine indigenous dances” and similar keywords (e.g. tribes’ names) on YouTube to get ideas. For “neo-ethnic” and/or folk music, you may search the following singer-songwriters on Youtube, Bandcamp.com, and Amazon.com: ASIN, Bayang Barrios, Cynthia Alexander, DATU, Diwa de Leon (on hegalong), Grace Nono, Joey Ayala, Kulintronica, Maan Chua, Mebuyan, Pinikpikan, Waway Saway.

If needing assistance with performance concept, you may contact GEEJ (geejlanglois@gmail.com). If you think your performance would not fit into the theme, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of an ethnic-inspired performance. Again, contact GEEJ if you have questions or need help. Or you may want to go ahead and audition your piece, anyway, because we may have a couple of slots available before the themed portion of the festival.

For Jacksonville performers, audition dates are:

August 16, 5:30-9:30 pm, August 19, 2-6pm

Maharlika Restaurant 14255 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32250.

Non-Jacksonville performers may send in audition videos via links to youtube or others websites.

FREE Cultural Dance Summer Camp by We Filipinos Inc. (Filipino Pride Day)

In continuing its mission of promoting Filipino folk tradition and culture in Jacksonville, We Filipinos, the organization behind the successful Annual Filipino Pride Day Cultural Festival is happy to announce that it is launching the 2017 Cultural Dance Summer Camp as part of community outreach program called The WFI Performing Arts Academy Program.

The Cultural Dance Summer Camp will start on June 14 to July 26 at The Sunny Acres Park and Community Center located in 2850 Wompi Drive, Jacksonville Fl 32225. Ms. Melanie Hisole a very talented and respected choreographer and teacher has been invited by We Filipinos Inc. to share her professional expertise and artistry in the areas of authentic and traditional Filipino Folk Dance. Ms. Hisole wanted to share her passion and drive to preserve the traditional Filipino folk dances by properly teaching the younger generation of the intricate steps depicting variations in symbolic gestures from among the regional and tribal islands of the Philippines.

Participants of the WFI Cultural Dance Summer Camp will have the opportunity to learn the traditional folk dances Mazurka, Pandanggo sa Ilaw and MagKaugnay Dance routine.

Admission is Free to the Public. Registration begins this week until June 14 deadline. Target participant is between 15 to 25 years old.. See posters below for details. Please submit the PDF Fillable REGISTRATION FORM or WORD DOC Format at fpdentertainment@gmail.com or info.fpdjax@gmail or Fax at 904 743 4078.