I went to the Filipino Student Association’s (FASA) Philipine Culture Night (PCN) at the Math Atrium of East Hall this past Saturday, November 7, 2009. I had a few friends performing and had been told that dinner would be served so I happily paid my $10 ticket and went to the show. My 16 year old brother was in town so I thought it would be a good way to spread multiculturalism and umich’s love for diversity through PCN.
PCN included many performances: a modern and traditional dance by the FASA dance troupe, singing by Alpha Garcia, a singer/songwriter from New Jersey, as well as a piano music.
The show had a nice mixture of performances and activities. There was homemade Filipino food served which was delicious. The only bad part about dinner was waiting. There were over 200 people and dinner was dismissed by table. Mine was last. There was live piano music playing during dinner. After dinner it was back to the show.
FASA created a short documentary about love, family, and Filipino pride to segue into talking about Ondoy the typhoon that devastated many. FASA’s proceeds went to the victims in the Filipines.
Overall, I thought this show was excellent. Not only was it entertaining, filling and educational, but it was also for a good cause.