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PAMANA Meet Up~ Milwaukee Sama Sama Project + Ukulenny

  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • 12:00 AM
  • Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave. Milwaukee WI 53233
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Coming from the heels of last summer's Piyesta Pinoy, SamaSama Project (Filipino Fusion Folk Music) and California-based Ukulenny (ukelele performer & educator) will be sharing the stage providing soulful melodies and party mixes to audiences at the Blue Ribbon Hall of Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. Guest Restaurant Meat on the Street will be available to order for guests alongside the best beers Pabst Brewery offers.

  • $10 Cover (Pay at the Door) 
  • Family friendly event
  • 5:30 PM   Leave Madison (Dutch Mill Park & Ride)
  • 7:00 PM   Arrive in Milwaukee / Pay-on-own dinner ~ Meat on the Street
  • 8:00 PM   Show starts
  • Midnight  Back in Madison

Transportation Options (please indicate on the RSVP form)

  • Drive on own 
  • Carpool
  • If there are 12-15 participants, we may rent a 15-seater van for a $15 cost share per person for the rental and gas. 
  • Questions?  Contact Marechiel Santos-Lang.

RSVP to attend.

Featured Artists:

SamaSama Project was launched as one of Chicago's premiere Filipino Folk Fusion bands in 2008. “SamaSama” translated as “united, together” truly live 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 Baron Lloyd Cabalona, a versatile musician and arranger and wife, Lou Maningas Cabalona, a TV and musical theater actress in Asia and in the US 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 notably at the Windy City Ribfest, Chicago Loop Alliance's ACTIVATE Series, Old Town School of Folk Music – World MusicWednesday Series, the Chicago Cultural Alliance's MOSAIC Fundraiser, Chicago Wildlife Conference, Bolingbrook Piyesta Pinoy 2014, Morton Grove Festival of Cultures, Northbrook's Taste Of Asia. They also performed in Madrid, Spain for the Pope's World Youth Day MacroFestival Concert for over 12,000 youth. 

As one of the top bands in the Filipino American community in Chicago, SamaSama Project is highly sought after in providing great live band entertainment for weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, debuts (18th birthday), holiday parties and corporate events. Inspired by the drive to promote diversity through music, SamaSama Project continue to captivate audiences with their unique sound that transcends all boundaries. More info.

Lenny San Jose, aka Ukulenny, is an ukulele performer, educator, and jam leader based in Oakland, CA. He began his ukulele career in 2009 on the Bay Area Rapid Transit, playing his uke back and forth on his daily commute. Since then has gained over 60,000 YouTube subscribers, and performed in Festivals in the Bay Area, Sonoma Wine Country, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Diego. As a sponsored Kala Ukulele Artist, he creates video content for their Learn to Play Program, and facilitates Uke Circles across America. Recent destinations include Anaheim, Dallas, Nashville, and Orlando. Teamed up with fellow YouTuber Cynthia Lin, he co-founded SF Uke Jam, a group that facilitates Ukulele Jams around the Bay with crowds ranging from 100-400 ukulele players at once!

An avid multi-instrumentalist, Ukulenny also specializes in one man band performance on Ukulele, Bass, Beatbox, and Saxophone. Ukulenny's influences include Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Jack Johnson, and the Beatles, but in his mind, any music sounds great on the ukulele. More info.

Food Service. The food will be provided by Meat on the Street. For those who wish to eat Filipino food or are curious about Meat on the Street food, this is an opportunity to enjoy their offerings. Meat on the Street will be serving food at the performance venue. Their actual dine-in restaurant is in the next-door building -- for those who want a complete menu offering including Halo-Halo.

What is PAMANA Meet-Ups

PAMANA Meetups are events that allow PAMANA members and the FilAm community individuals and families who have similar interests to get together and have a shared experience. PAMANA Meetups are organized by the Membership Committee.

Membership Committee Members:  MarieRose Barut, Romeo Castillo, Ruchelle Elliott, Al Gutierrez, Bobby Pagas, Marechiel Santos-Lang (chair), Jenny Ybanez & Noli Ybanez.  

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