FAAE to Partner with Warriors to Host Filipino Heritage Night on Nov. 6 : AsianWeek



Oakland, Ca – On November 6, 2009 for the second year in a row, the Golden State Warriors will be hosting their Filipino Heritage Night at Oakland’s Oracle Arena as they face conference rivals Los Angeles Clippers. In partnership with the Filipino American Arts Exposition, and other organizations such as the Filipina Women’s Network, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, ClubWorks and the Arnel Pineda Foundation, the franchise will celebrate Philippine culture by showcasing outstanding Filipino performing artists such as the Pinay Divas, Kawayan Folk Arts and Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble. Fans can also connect with Filipino culture by viewing historical artifacts and photographs from a special Filipino heritage display and even learn how to write their name in Baybayin, the ancient Filipino script.

“Our mission is to broaden awareness and deepen understanding of Filipino culture. Through events like the Warriors Filipino Heritage Game, we aim to share our rich cultural heritage and inspire our community to learn more,” said Al Perez, president of the Filipino American Arts Exposition. “This event also provides an opportunity for the Filipino community to come out and enjoy a professional basketball game with their family and friends, and be more engaged and active participants in American culture.”

Also in attendance for the night’s festivities is Filipino singer and performing artist Arnel Pineda. As an international singing sensation, Arnel has toured with the band “Journey” bringing inspiration and exposure to the Filipino community around the world. Through a special post-game Q&A, Pineda will discuss his “rags to riches” story from obscurity to a world-wide youtube rock star Icon.

via FAAE to Partner with Warriors to Host Filipino Heritage Night on Nov. 6 : AsianWeek.


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