US Senator ROBERT MENENDEZ
2019 PAFCOM Honorary Grand Marshal
1. International Dance/ Pop Recording Artist
2. XM Satellite's Dance Artist of the Year 2005
3. 3 time Grammy nominee
4. 2018 WCOPA Best Female Pop Vocalist/Performer of the World
CULTURAL DANCE GROUP
The PAAC is the oldest Filipino-American cultural and civic organization in Connecticut. It was founded in 1965 by a group of Yale Filipino students and health care professionals in search of a home away from home. Over the years, it has matured into more than just a social club. It is now an organization instrumental to the preservation and proliferation of Philippine culture, tradition and arts. It is also involved in community service, participating in the March of Dimes, Special Olympics, Soup Kitchens and more. Its charitable arm extends to those in need in the motherland through its Educational Scholarship Program, and co-sponsor Tulong sa Kapwa Medical Mission. PAAC is a recipient of the 2010 Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) presidential award given by President Benigno S. Aquino III.
A certified performer, Angel Ram is known as the versatile diva of Tri State. She has done a number of gigs in New York and New Jersey, and has starred in stellar stage productions. She was also a host of iAmFiLAm, the FIRST Fil-Am Reality-MagazineTV show aired on TFC
Tristate Balladeer and Sing Pilipinas 1st runner up 2016
The Filipino International Community of America (FICA) is a family-based and service oriented non-profit organization established in 2007 in Elizabeth NJ together with Filipino Community Unificationist under the inspiration of Dr. Chang Shik Yang.
THE BAND OF BROTHERS
Do you mourn the passing of the Beatles? Did you ever get the chance to see the Beach Boys live? Do you yearn to see the music of the Swinging Sixties played by a vibrant, fun-loving and highly professional band?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
Welcome to the Philippines’ Premier Rock’n’Roll Vocal Harmony Band!
The Band of Brothers are a four-piece Filipino band specializing in oldies, especially the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Consisting of brothers and their cousin, Pepe plays guitars, JC plays keyboards, JJ plays bass, and their cousin, Niel plays drums. Being great fans of Vocal Harmony, they managed to combine all their four voices to create a fresh blend that captures the hearts of their audiences.
Formed in 2010 with 3 brothers and a cousin, they cut their teeth on the competitive Manila club circuit before being invited to the United States to play for American-Filipino Independence celebrations.
How come they’re so popular? Sure, they play oldies … but they play them like they’re this week’s hits! They’re young, fun and immensely talented musically.
Wanna hear the hits of the Beatles. The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons the way they were performed back in the ‘60s?
Come along and see, hear and LOVE the Band of Brothers …
GEO ED REBUCAS
He has made himself recognizable to international TV viewers and became one of Pilipinas Got Talent’s most memorable finalists and biggest belters! Today, his striking vocal range and versatile musical styles that separates his performances with his selection of song materials that highlights his falsetto and comedic persona on stage that captivates the audience. He’s been making rounds in various Filipino communities and events nationwide and made his 2-Time sold-out solo concert at the Broadway’s premier supper club — Feinstein’s/ 54 Below.
He is reckoned as the Male Mariah Carey of the Philippines and the Standing Ovation Diva.
DENISE KARA ALMARIO
The Young Performer Artist in New Jersey.
She won 1st place 2019, 2018 & 2nd Place 2017 in MAMTG (Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild)
She performed in MAKILALA TV New York Talk Show and also performing in Filipino Community Festival, Live Band, Concerts and Event Parties.
She's also representing the USA in the 23rd Annual WCOPA (World Championships Of Performing Arts 2019 in Long Beach California and now she has own CD original song, Title (Friend In Me)
Christine Morales is a singer, dancer and musician from Queens, New York. Hailing from LaGuardia Arts High School as a vocal music major, she continues to pursue music in college. She has starred in various productions of off-Broadway shows including ‘Bat Boy: The Musical,’ ‘Once on This Island,’ ‘The Producers’ and ‘King Burger.’ At 15 years old, Christine was the New York winner and Grand Finalist in FAME’s StarQuest Season VII followed by her success in winning the overall title as Miss Philippines America 2017 and Miss New York Tourism 2017. Through these years, Christine has opened up for numerous Philippine artists such as; Gerald Anderson, Kz Tandingan, Jose Mari Chan, Aiza Seguerra, Marco Sison and much more. She has also worked alongside MTV’s Wild N Out’s Justina Valentine in a SocialStar Event show featuring social media artists such as The Bomb Digz. Currently, she is representing Team USA in 2019’s World Championships of Performing Arts.
TRIBU CEBUANO presents the SINULOG Dance in honor of Senor Sto. NINO DE CEBU; a dance of reverence, thanksgiving & joy. The theme is ONE beat, ONE dance, ONE vision. The gift of the Image of Sto. Nino from Spain is a blessing to the Philippines that united all of us as ONE people in ONE sovereign nation. VIVA SR. STO. NIÑO! PIT SEÑOR!
ARATO BROTHERS BAND
The Arato Brothers Band is a multi-awarded group of highly skilled young musicians. Formed by Filipino-American siblings & friends from South Jersey & Philadelphia. Current members are : Jun-Gabriel Arato (15 y/o) Keyboard, Jay-Rafael Arato (14) on Lead Guitar, & Sean-Nathaniel Arato (12) on Drums and Kenan Salazar (17) on Bass Guitar. The band already received numeroues awards including the 2017 OZA award for young live band of the year, the Rock Churches Best Fil-Am Band 2018, & the Elephant Talk Indie Music awards for best Teen Band of the Year 2018. They all share vocal duties during their performances. They perform variety of genres but more influenced on classic rock, alternative rock, progressive rock & experimental. The family formed the band last July of 2014 and have been performing around The US East Coast Areas & most recently in the Philippines. The band is dubbed as the most youngest sought after band in the US Filipino-American community. They are known to perform on Festivals & Charity events most notably their concerts for a cause in support for the Rotary Club of Tarlac's Lingap Buntis & Brigada Eskwela. Their talents have been already cought the attention of show producers. Their most prominent shows were held in New York & Virginia. The Arato Brothers band were already been interviewed on Local Fil-Am Cable TV Shows in New York, New Papers, & numerous FM & Internet radios all over the world.. Their first E.P. (Extended Play) was just r ecently released and the songs are already currently being played by FM Radios & Internet Radios.
INSTAGRAM:arato_brothers_band, arato_music, aratobrothers
FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD multi-talented MAURICE MABUTAS is a former kiddie actress at ABS-CBN. Here in the US, she has been performing in various events. She got to sing twice at the famed Apollo Theatre. In 2016, she sang the Star-Spangled Banner at the State Of The City Address of Jersey City Mayor Fulop Steven Fulop. She had also performed twice at PAFCOM Fiesta in Lincoln Park. Those who wish to see some of her covers may check her youtube Maurice Mabutas or follow her on instagram at marliza.mabutas.
With a sound reminiscent of the Spice Girls, Pussycat Dolls, and Little Mix the ladies of DVAS the “Women Empowerment” Tribute Show... are ready to take the music and tribute industry by storm. 5 unique voices, 5 distinct personalities, 5 talented beauties with one, singular focus. Showcasing the greatest Divas of all time and the message of the power of women around the world, that is illustrated by their iconic songs. With an incredible upbeat dance, singing and interactive show the girls bring the house down with every performance, including a full acoustic set as well depending on venue. These ladies have performed for radio stations such as 106.1 BLI, Jersey City Pride, Mulchay’s in long island, Stereo Garden, and many more.
Arianne has been sharing her singing talent with the Filipino community since she was 10 years old, familiar to special events and shows all over the Tri-state area. She pursued her passion for singing and tertiary education in Manila, as she studied nursing in Lyceum of the Philippines, while signed to Viva Records and Viva Artists Agency. Similar to most Filipinos, she idolized Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as a child, and grew up listening to the music of Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera. From these wonderful artists, she found herself comfortable in the Pop, R&B and Soul genres. 7 years after being out of the country, she has come back to New York City to make a fresh start as a grown woman still filled with aspirations and love for singing