The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with Filipinos in Alliance and the 2017 Battle Council, we are proud to present: Battle of the Bamboo 2017 | KulTuro: A New Era. As you may know, Kulturo is not a Tagalog word; rather it is Kultura, which means culture. However, we went with the spelling of KulTuro because the second part of this word is "Turo," which means "to teach" in Tagalog. In terms of "A New Era," it does not mean we are starting COMPLETELY new, but we are building off our past and culture that we have grown up to learn, as we will teach our values. As the Millennial Generation, it may be difficult to completely and accurately 100% reproduce traditional Filipino culture. However, with what we have learned, be it from being a first or second-generation Filipino-American, we are ushering forth in A NEW ERA: An era where we are teaching what we have learned from our roots, and not only growing from these roots, but also showing how our culture is alive, shaping who we are today.
WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, 2017.
WHERE: The Hilton Chicago 720 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60605
TIME: Doors open at 4:30 PM.
$10 PRE-SALE (Pre-sale TBA.)
$12 BATTLE DAY
Loyola University Chicago | Kapwa Loyola
Niles North High School | Kapit Bisig
Northside College Preparatory High School | Isang Hakbang
Ohio State University | OSU Kawayan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Barkada
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor | FASA Traditional
University of Minnesota Twin Cities | Kaisahan
Lane Tech College Prep | Kapamilya Habang Buhay
Marquette University | Bayanihan Cultural
Moku'Aina Hula | Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago | Evo Dance Troupe
University of Illinois at Chicago | FIA Cultural
University of Illinois at Chicago | FIA'Liwan
University of Illinois at Chicago | FIA Modern
University of Illinois at Chicago | Primo Dance Troupe
Battle of the Bamboo 2017 | KulTuro: A New Era T-Shirts:
You have an opportunity to preorder one, and the details for how to pay will be in the form below. Shirts will be $15 if you preorder, but will be higher on the day of Battle. So if you would like one, act now! Deadline to order one will be Wednesday, February 8th, at 9PM! Here is the link.
Housing information exclusively for performers:
Please contact us for a special location and rate! Email firstname.lastname@example.org AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
General housing information for non-performers TBA. We'll keep you posted.
Parking for special events at the Hilton Chicago is $27 for 8 hours.
Alternatives to parking rates:
-Lyft Promo Code TBA.
-Public Transportation via CTA.
-Download the SpotHero app to find cheap parking spots close to the Hilton Chicago. You can reserve your spot early! For more information, please visit: https://spothero.com/
Official Website: http://www.botb2017.fiauic.org/
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