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The Kapwa Festival supports new collaborative works and mentorship of emerging and professional artists in understanding that we all come from somewhere, from someone, from many.
Unraveling our ancestral pasts, weaving our histories together, each of us, one patch of a quilted blanket. Many have arrived in Vancouver with stories. Many who are at different stages of understanding their own indigeneity, in solidarity with First Nations who fight to keep their language or to keep the land and waters clean and free. Some are a part of the global diaspora, immigrants, refugees – all settlers, always learning, in process of decolonizing.
We honour those who have been here for centuries longer than Captain Vancouver was and we seek to connect our commonalities in traditions and human understanding through the equally deep, rich and beautifully interwoven First Nations cultures that have been built on storytelling. The Kapwa Festival offers a temporary time and space for collaboration between Filipinos in the diaspora and urban indigenous cultural artists.
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Proudly Philippines is organized by the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver in celebration of the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, the 70th year of PH-CA relations and the declaration for the very first time of the month of June as Filipino Heritage Month. The event will highlight everything Filipino, from Philippine food products and cuisine to tour packages to travel destinations in the Philippines, and other Filipino businesses in Vancouver, as well as cultural performances. Through our…Find out more »
CANADA WIDE FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH TO BE CELEBRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME JUNE 2019 @ 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC Historical & Legal Context: Motion 155, known as “Filipino Heritage Month” was first introduced in the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament and subsequently “Placed on Notice” on November 20, 2017. “ It was then "Placed on the Order of Precedence” on June 4, 2018 and “Debated” twice on October 1 & 25, 2018. It was in October 30, 2018 when finally a “Decision Made–agreed to" by…Find out more »
Conjuring The Future: Music, Rhythm, Movement Jarrett Martineau, charismatic host of ‘Reclaimed’ on CBC curates a galaxy of potent voices from across Canada in this evening bursting with talent. From Inuit throat singing to 808-hip-hop beats, join us for an unforgettable immersive evening of genre-bending music and diasporic dancefloor beats. The night will feature multiple Vancouver premieres by some of Canada’s brightest stars in South Asian, Indigenous, Queer, Filipinx, and diasporic music and movement. As communities long excluded from popular…Find out more »