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The Great Filipino Songbook of SamaSama Project

Join us for The Great Filipino Songbook performance by SamaSama Project in celebration of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

SamaSama Project was launched as Chicago's premiere Filipino Folk Fusion band in 2008. “SamaSama” translated as “united, together” truly lives up to their name creating a blend of Filipino folk, rock, ska, and Latin music, inspired by a 1970s musical movement called Manila Sound.

Over the years, the talented group led by singer and musical actress Lou Ella Rose and husband Baron Lloyd Cabalona, a versatile musician and arranger have made their mark showcasing a fusion of Filipino traditional folk and contemporary music at many notable venues and events. SamaSama Project regularly performs around Illinois and other Midwest States.

Inspired by the drive to promote diversity through music, SamaSama Project continues to captivate audiences with their unique sound that transcends all boundaries.
• Lou Ella Rose – Lead Vocals and Agung (ethnic)
• Baron Cabalona – Drums, Bass Guitar, Kulintang (ethnic), and Musical Director
• Ran Sevilla – Rhythm Guitar and Dabakan (ethnic)
• John Kniker – Lead Guitar
• EJ Luna – Bass Guitar
• Giga Yanong - Saxophone, Bongos,and Kulintang (ethnic)

How to Attend
This event is available in person and online.

Attend in person at the Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Lower Level
400 S. State Street, Chicago IL 60605
Masks are strongly encouraged in all CPL locations. Questions about visiting the library? Check out our Using the Library FAQs.

Attend online via CPL's YouTube channel
This event will take place live on CPL's YouTube channel. You'll be able to ask questions during the event as well! Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later.
Saturday, May 06, 2023, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Lower Level 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL  60605
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lou Ella Rose M Cabalona
708-528-6321 (p)
One Time Event
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only