CULTURE CONNECT SERIES
Join FALA Chicago and the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) for two evenings of entertainment and networking!
World Music Wednesday at Old Town School presents SamaSama Project
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
FREE ADMISSION ($10 suggested donation)
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
JR De Guzman Comedy Performance + Pre-Show Party
Saturday, February 26, 2022
5:00pm - Reception
7:00pm - Performance
$65 - LIMITED CAPACITY
Ticket includes admission to networking reception (heavy appetizers and two complimentary drinks) and private skybox seating for SOLD OUT 7pm comedy show
Woodfield Mall Store K120B
5 Woodfield Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
The Culture Connect Series is generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN EFFECT*
IF ATTENDING BOTH EVENTS, REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED ONE AT A TIME. AFTER REGISTRATION FOR FIRST EVENT IS CONFIRMED, YOU WILL BE TAKEN BACK TO THE MAIN EVENT PAGE. PLEASE CLICK ON THE "REGISTER" BUTTON AGAIN TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION FOR SECOND EVENT
About SamaSama Project
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 Louella 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.
About JR De Guzman
Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and countless other international shows. Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. He has opened up for Tim Allen, Margaret Cho, and Paul Mooney. Winner of the 13th Annual “Standup NBC 2017”. Catch him on Coming to the Stage Season 2 on Hulu, Comedy Central's Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, and MTV's Acting Out. Also, check out his debut album, “Dual Citizen” on Sirius XM Radio's Laugh's USA.
The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a network of high-performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries.
We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora.
By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic progress of the global Filipino community.
* PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS (CLICK LINKS FOR COMPLETE VENUE INFO)
Old Town School of Folk Music
Concert Attendees Ages 5 and Older:
- Proof of vaccination for all attendees ages 5 and older is required for entry.
Concert Attendees Ages 4 and Younger:
- Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours is required for entry.
Acceptable forms of vaccination verification:
- Vaccination cards or clear photocopies as proof of vaccination, with the last dose administered at least 14 days prior to date of arrival which must match the name on your government-issued photo ID (ages 16 and older).
- Phone pictures of your vaccination card will be considered acceptable forms and must match the name on your government-issued photo ID.
- Digital record or printed record from vaccine provider.
Attendees to in-person programming at Old Town School of Folk Music who are sick, experiencing symptoms, have received a positive test result or have recently traveled to COVID hotspots are asked to stay home. We encourage our entire community and their families to get vaccinated and boosted if able. Additional resources for vaccines and policy details available at Chicago.gov.
Our masking policy remains unchanged: Staff, faculty, students, concert attendees, and members of the public must be masked (KN95 and N95 masks are recommended) in all public indoor settings at all times.
We are requiring that all ticket holders show proof of full Covid19 vaccination, along with a photo ID.
Proof of vaccination means:
- A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
- An official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered; or
- An ‘app’ that provides a digital record of vaccinations; or
- A digital or physical photo of such a card or record that includes the individual’s name, the vaccine brand administered, and the date the vaccination was administered