Celebrate Filipino American History Month With Helobung Art Collective

Every October, Filipinos across the United States celebrate Filipino American History Month (FAHM) as a way to reconnect with our Filipino roots, revisit our history, and explore the relationships between the Philippines and United States.

As we are nearing the end of October, there are still more to explore during FAHM.

In partnership with Tau Dance Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Southeast Asian Studies and ILI Dances/ILI Performing Arts, artist collective Helobung is holding three events to commemorate FAHM.

As an artist collective from Mindanao’s indigenous Tboli community, Helobung means “endless joy.” The collective hopes to engage with the Filipino American community through their indigenous roots.

Helobung will hold dance presentations and workshops at three different locations in Pearl City and Waipahu. The events are free and open to the public.

October 25, 1-3pm
Wai’anae Moku Education Center, Leeward Community College

October 26, 1-3pm
Leeward Theatre, Pu’uloa Campus, Leeward Community College

October 28, 10am-1pm
Filipino Community Center, Waipahu

Oahu is the last leg of Helobung’s United States tour with a mission to connect and engage with the community. Helobung is sponsored by Center Stage, a public diplomacy program of the U.S. State Department.

To learn more about Helobung, visit https://centerstageus.org/artists/helobung.

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