Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Dance Down Memory Lane" @ FANHS national conference

~Click to enlarge poster designed by Jeanette Tiffany for FANHS
FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY (FANHS) invites you to

Dance Down Memory Lane

Friday, July 23, 2010 - 7:30 pm, Seattle University Campion Towers Ballroom - 946 Jefferson Street

Primo Kim Villarruz
Seattle’s most famous & beloved Filipino American entertainer performing 1940’s style swing, Latin & blues
backed by his band Mike Slivka / drums, Chris Clark / bass, Jim Day / guitar, and Tony Rondolone / sax
augmented by guest artists* Angelo Pizarro / guitar, Bob Antolin / sax, Ernesto Pediangco / all Latin percussion, Dion Cordova / congas, Tess Guerzon / vocals, Rene Laigo / vocals, and Anthony Cordova / vocals

the original Tamaraw
groundbreaking local Pinoy rock band reconcocting 1970’s style Latin funk in their first ever reunion featuring veterans Allan Bergano / keys, Steve Aspiras /sax, Damian Cordova / timbales,
Ramon Salvador / congas, John Sakura / trumpet, Terry Takeuchi / trombone, Larry Quetola / drums,
Al Montante / vocals, Leonard Berman /guitar, and Manuel Carrillo / keys
and invited friends Norris Bacho / keys, Peter Jamero / keys, Matthew Vining / drums, Mike Guerzon / bass, Caesar Cabrera/trumpet, Timoteo Cordova / congas, the seven guest artists* performing with Primo, and other artists TBA

In the historical spirit of “Dance Down Memory Lane,” guests are encouraged to wear 1940’s or 1970’s attire. A free half-hour swing dance lesson will precede the dance. There will be an official video documentary of this event.

Limited number of $50 VIP/sponsor tickets available only through July 4th A souvenir lanyard
entitles VIP/sponsors to access: 1) a pre-event reception in the ballroom starting at 6:30 PM; 2) the backstage/artist hospitality area; 3) a VIP viewing area near the stage; 4) an “after-hours” on-site musicians’ soiree;
and 5) a cameo inclusion in the official video documentary.

general admission $25 before July 22; $30 day of show
seniors 65 or older & high school students - $15 before July 4 (valid personal and or school ID will be checked)
For tickets – for non-conference attendees – contact Lolie Farinas / marketing director at lolie6006@comcast.net

James (Buddah) Dimalanta / production director, Dr. Fred Cordova / master of ceremonies
For all other event information, contact Anthony Cordova / producer (206) 853-7513

This is an official fundraiser for the FANHS 13th National Conference at Seattle University from July 21-24, 2010 and co-sponsored by SU’s Filipino Alumni Chapter. To register for the FANHS conference contact (206) 322-0203. FANHS conference registration includes the option to purchase a discounted ticket for “Dance Down Memory Lane.” ***If you're a registered, full-time FANHS conference participant, please message
fanhsnational@earthlink.net to reserve your discounted ticket for "Dance Down Memory Lane."

FANHS National Conference Update!

If you have not already done so, please send your completed program proposals (in response to the Call for Papers) to fanhsnational@earthlink.net ASAP. Some of you have sent in abbreviated proposals or email requests. We need all bios and complete abstracts. Looking forward to hearing from you all!

FANHS workshop and panel presentations submitted now include: "Mixing Up and Emerging Filipino Identity in Alaska," "Navy Experiences in Charleston and Long Beach," "KDP-CAMDI: A Retrospective," "Filipino Americans in Detroit and Lansing, Michigan," "The Relevance of Performing Filipino Legends and Filipino American Folktales," "Creating Workplace Empowerment: The FACES Experience," "Filipino American Jazz in San Francisco," "Filipinos in Washington, DC," "The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino Diaspora," "Establishing and Maintaining a Digital Archives," "Manila is in the Heart - Time Travel with Al Robles," "Mining the Filipino Student Bulletins – Primary sources and the National Archives" and many, many more...

For the first time in the history of FANHS, special CHILDREN's WORKSHOPS will be organized this year. You're all encouraged to bring your whole family to FANHS's very unique intergenerational national conference!