Yeah, yeah!  KPC’s 3rd annual Kultura Festival was last Saturday and it was ridiculous!  In this set of pics I’ll show some of the afternoon events in the park across the street from the centre in trendy Kensington Market in downtown Toronto.  There was music, dance, spoken word, visual art and installations, Filipino street food–and on site hair stylin and massage!

Damn son, this year’s event was sick.  Seriously I was amazed by the quality of everything (and not just because I’m with KPC!).  There is mad talent in the Filipino community.

Below is a small sample of the event:

Playwrite, and multi-disciplinary artist, Catherine Hernandez gets a new do from Jay Culala.

Hosts Darrel Gamotin and Rose Cortez.

Hosts Darrel Gamotin and Rose Cortez.

Maylee Todd

Maylee Todd

Sick Sound Syndrome

Sick Sound Syndrome

Sick Sound Syndrome

Sick Sound Syndrome

Filipino Streetfood by Blum Catering

Filipino Streetfood by Blum Catering

KPCs Clutch participants

KPC's "Clutch" participants

Clutch participants.

'Clutch' participants.

Hooded Fang

Hooded Fang

Fighting Filipinos Live Graffiti By Justin Eduave

The Punzalans SR and JR.

The Punzalan's SR and JR.

Here’s a list of the afternoon sced and some links to their sites:

1:10 pm YFC Dance Crew
1:25 pm Maylee Todd
2:00 pm PATAC
3:25 pm Soul Disciples
4:05 pm Hooded Fang
5:30 pm Spoken Word Line-Up: Alex JR & Sr, Myk Miranda, Christine Mangosing
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To check out more photos CLICK HERE to open the slideshow.

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If you’re Filipino artist and from Toronto you have to come down and check us out at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture!  We’re (I’m the outreach guy) a motley bunch of creative types who offer workshops, partnerships, gallery and exhibition space, a music studio, mentorships and internships.

Are you a youth looking to get into the arts?

Are you an artist looking to hook up with other professionals?

Are you looking for artists to help you with a project?

Are you looking for cultural programs and workshops?

Are you looking for space to do your thing?

Check out the KPC.

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Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture
167 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4
map | Map to the KPC
phone | 416.979.0600
email | info@kapisanancentre.com
facebook | kpc facebook group

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture (KPC) is a multi-purpose non-profit arts and cultural center. KPC offers the community a facility in Kensington Market, housing a performance/rehearsal/event space, community gallery, resource room, a fully equipped music recording studio, as well as video production and editing equipment all available for rental.

In the last three years, Kapisanan Philippine Centre transitioned from a traditional Filipino community centre into a youth-centered facility with a focus on arts and culture. Our mandate in our first acquired facility in downtown Toronto (Kensington Market), is to provide a space for young Filipino people to explore their identity and roots, and be able share it with their peers, elders, and the broader community, while striving to encourage leadership and social engagement through the lens of arts and culture. We do this by offering artistic, cultural, and mentorship programs, educational arts-based activities, and cultural events. We seek to emphasize original work and experimentation through the integration of various disciplines such as: performance, visual and literary arts, film and video, and music. Considering Filipinos make up the 4th largest visible minority group in the GTA, making up 3% of Toronto’s population, there has never been a centre that offers programming specifically for Filipino youth—until now. At the “K” we strive to provide young Filipino people from all over the GTA with an open and supportive environment where they can come together to learn about themselves, build alliances with each other, build partnerships with other cultural and arts-based initiatives in the city, cultivate leadership skills, and community interaction and participation.

Providing a backdrop for KPC’s programming are community partners Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Canada’s only professional Filipino theatre company, Minerva Records, an independent record label that was conceived through the love of music, and The Digital Sweatshop, Inc., a Toronto based film and television production company founded by Filipino Canadians. All partners share KPC’s commitment to to cultivating Filipino Canadian culture.

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