Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts
L.A. County Holiday Celebration Featured Performers
Kayamanan Ng Lahi is a folk arts and family-oriented organization providing opportunities for its members and audiences to learn and experience the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance, music and song. For three decades, the group has proudly continued its discovery of cultural heritage—building bridges between their lives in America and their ancestral home in the Philippines—with deep appreciation and with the intent to celebrate and honor.
Kayamanan's artistic approach begins with anthropological research derived from teachings and experiences shared by the group's cultural lineage and cultural bearers, resulting in a strong and appropriate translation between traditional folk and folkloric Philippine dance and music forms and styles...from the village to the stage. Noted for its extensive dance repertoire, costumes and Dayaw music ensemble, Kayamanan has received numerous accolades including an L.A. Times' description of one of the group's concerts as "...consistently exciting and a triumph of enlightened cultural preservation."
Director: Ave Jacinto
Director: Joel Jacinto
Director / Choreographer: Barbara Ele
Associate Director: Tinette Sumiller
Associate Director: Robert Almanzor
Associate Director: Jed David
Members: Joel Jacinto, Barbara Ele, Frank Lozier, Alex Macayan, Yvette Federizo, Isabella Carrillo-Adriano, Samantha Saldana, Lucca Salazar, Frances Borgona, Melody Maurer, Jordan Almeda, Renee Balboa Canullas, Siena-Adélie Craig, Jed David, Jaana Baker, Renee Viray, Sophie Viray, Arciaga Roselyn, Christine Sumiller, Robert Almanzor, Andrea Nicdao, Anastasia Nicdao, Aurora Nicdao, Eva Jopanda, Paul Jopanda, Adrienne Jopanda, Melanie Parker, Lucia Sano
YAKAN, DUGSO, KHADAL TAHO, THALAK, SOHTEN
Choreography by Barbara Ele