Roots, Rhymes and Resistance

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 21:00 to Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 02:00

Roots, Rhymes and Resistance

Filipino Canadian youth host an annual fundraising concert with the theme, "Panahon Natin, Our Moment! Step Up! Stand Out!" Featuring emerging young artists in the community, RRR will showcase the art and cultural component of UKPC's years of organizing work in Toronto

RRR is one way to express our people’s long tradition of resiliency and our desire to collectively define our own community’s future here in Canada,” states Mervyn Mabini, one of the event’s organizers. Hosted by the Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance – Ontario (UKPC/FCYA – ON), this event aims to be the space for Filipinos to hear, take part, and put forward the stories of our struggle through the form of music, spoken word, dance, live art, theatre, and multimedia performances. “After the success of the first RRR, we felt the eagerness of more Filipino Canadian youth to be involved in activities like these. It just proves that more youth is taking up the call advance the struggles of Filipinos as a transnational community living in Canada.”


For more information:
Contact Alleben Purugganan or Aila Comilang



$10 advance and at the door


Arbor Room, Hart House
7 Hart House Circle U of T
43° 39' 49.2084" N, 79° 23' 40.8876" W
Alleben Purugganan


We welcome your comments! embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.