25th Anniversary

"UPAFR celebrates 25 Years of propagating the Filipino rondalla tradition in the United States and abroad"
The Filipino Express
November 3-19, 2017

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The UPAFR celebrated its 25th year with a concert in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison, NJ, on October 21, 2017. Proceeds were earmarked for purchase of musical instruments to benefit the Pagyamanin Likas Musika (Enriching Native Music) rondalla instrument lending program for underprivileged children in the Philippines. Guest artists included Tenor Anthony Lim and Ligaya Cultural Group dancers.

Message from the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte

Message from Vice President of the Philippines, Leni Robredo

Message from Consul General, Ma. Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega

Message from the Executive Director of New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Nick Paleologos

Message from the UPAFR President, Diane Valencia

Concert Poster

Maria Leonor Llorin, Concert Director

Ligaya Cultural Group, "Kuratsa"

Ligaya Cultural Group, "Pandanggo Sa Ilaw / Oasiwas"

Ligaya Cultural Group, "Pandanggo Sa Ilaw / Oasiwas"

Anthony Lim, Tenor

Curtain Call

Post concert get together with George Gange, founder and project director of Pagymanin Likas Musika Rondalla Instruments Lending Program for underprivileged children in the Philippines.

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