The Filipino-American Association of Southern Kentucky will present Miss Biema Andales performing a much loved song from the Philippines at this year’s festival from 5:45 – 5:50 on the Diversity Stage.  Originally by Bituin Escalante, “Kung ako na lang sana” is an example of the heart of Filipino music centered on on the Filipino’s desire for loyalty and love.

Miss Biema Andales

According to the organization, “Music is central to the culture and way of life in the Philippines. You can hear music everywhere—Jeepneys, buses, shops, malls, business establishments or in the streets. Songs have been written and sung just about every aspect of the Filipino experience—from planting rice (folk songs), to serenading a girl (harana) or expressions of love to a person or family, to expressions of worship and praise, to expressions of social change, or just having fun and making one laugh at the problems of life. The Filipino music has been influenced by local or tribal music, Spanish romantic music, classical music and the pop and rock music of the United States.”

The Filipino-American Association of Southern Kentucky is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-stock and non-political organization that aims to promote awareness of Philippine culture in Warren County KY and surrounding counties and promote the general welfare and well-being of its members. Membership is open to all persons who believe and adhere to the By-laws of the organization.