MAGIC HOUR FEST: PREVIEW NIGHT & COCKTAILS

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Mingei International Museum

1439 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Join us at the kickoff of the inaugural San Diego Filipino Film Festival on October 4 with our very special guest, Maestro Michael Dadap!

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You are cordially invited to join us for a beautiful night of Filipino music, culture, food, and cinema benefiting the inaugural San Diego Filipino Film Festival to be held at the newly transformed Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park.

Get to be the first to preview the films we have in store for you at the festival, plus get ready to be serenaded by master music composer and classical guitar player, Maestro Michael Dadap!

Other special guest performers include San Diego's very own PASACAT Performing Arts Company (Dance and Rondalla) and LA based musical duo, Kaitlyn Fae and Rachel Cauilan of RUE.

Enjoy a special night of cocktails with Filipino food samplers brought to you by the Filipino Food Movement and drinks brought to you by Planet X and Satori Soju with featured local chefs, Chef Phillip Esteban of White Rice and Chef DJ Tangalin of Gaya Gaya. Special thanks to our Magic Hour Community Partners - The House of the Philippines and COPAO.

This fundraising event will benefit not only the very first San Diego Filipino Film Festival but also the year-round 2022 programming of San Diego Filipino Cinema.

Get your tickets now as seats are limited.

COVID-19 Precaution: We ask all our attendees to please provide proof of either they have been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. For faster check-ins, we recommend downloading digital COVID-19 vaccine records from https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. The venue also requires everyone to wear their masks while inside the venue except when eating or drinking. We appreciate your cooperation for everyone's safety.

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Michael Dadap is a popular Filipino guitarist, composer, and conductor, and an influential advocate of Filipino folk music. He was influential in the creation of a world-class rondalla ensemble in the United States and is also the founding music director of the Iskwelahang Rondalla (Rondalla School) of Boston, Massachusetts.

Since 1984, Dadap has been the artistic and musical director and principal conductor of the Children's Orchestra Society (COS) in New York City. WQXR, the classical music radio station of The New York Times, featured Dadap's album, Intimate Guitar Classics, in 1990. Dadap had also been given the Asian-American Alliance for the Arts Award for composing the Handurawan Dance Suite, a work that was premiered by the Brooklyn Philharmonic's Chamber Orchestra in 1988. In December 2000, Dadap was recognized as the first recipient of the 2000 Artist of the Year by the Flushing Council on the Arts in Queens, New York. On December 7, 2007, Philippine President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, presented Dadap the Pamana ng Lahi Award at the Malacañan Palace.

As a conductor, Dadap has worked with violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Soovin Kim and Sarah Chang, pianists Cecile Licad and Emanuel Ax, cellist (and brother-in-law) Yo-Yo Ma, flutist Paula Robison, and most recently Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson. His other works include the children's musical play, Five Visayan Serenades for Guitar; the full-length folkloric ballet, Alamat ng Ampalaya (Legend of the Bitter Melon); and the Legend of the Tikling Bird. Dadap is also the author of the book Complete Method for the Virtuoso Bandurria.

Dadap was one of the featured performing artists during the celebratory musical program for the 109th anniversary of Philippine independence, Pamana (A Heritage of Philippine Music), a presentation held at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York City on June 11, 2007. Dadap's performance was followed by a recital by the Filipino pianist, Adolovni Acosta.

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In November 1970, PASACAT became the first formally organized Philippine Dance Company in San Diego. "Pasakat" is a Philippine Folk Dance, but in San Diego, it became "PASACAT," when the acronym for the Philippine American Society and Cultural Arts Troupe was formed.

Today, PASACAT's mission is to preserve and promote Asian Pacific culture through the arts, thereby, extending goodwill and enhancing cultural understanding.


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Rue is an indie folk/dream pop band comprised of Rachel Cauilan and Kaitlyn Fae. The two began recording music in early 2020 and are currently gearing to release their first EP as the soundtrack to an upcoming short film entitled Borrowed Light, directed by Madison Kennedy.

Rue will soon be releasing a cover music video of the song "K" by Cigarettes After Sex, directed by Charles Gray.

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SAN DIEGO FILIPINO FILM FESTIVAL OVERVIEW


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ABOUT SAN DIEGO FILIPINO CINEMA


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Mingei International Museum

1439 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organizer San Diego Filipino Cinema

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SDFC is founded to be the home of the best of the global Filipino films in San Diego. SDFC recognizes the importance of the discovery and exhibition of global Filipino stories and the nurturing of the voice of the emerging Filipino filmmaker to promote a better representation and understanding of the global Filipino experience, cinematic arts, and our shared humanity.

SDFC aims to provide unity and pride amongst our Filipino and Filipino American communities, inspiration to young creative artists and thinkers, and a unique cultural experience to the diverse audiences of San Diego.

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