Friday, June 10, 2011

Producer of Events... Grace Nono

Over the course of the last 15 years I've produced many events. Here is one of those magical moments from 2006 that willed its way into being while I worked at FilAm ARTS.

The great Pilipina singer GRACE NONO was in Los Angeles for an artist exchange at UCLA. She had collaborative presentations through APEX Artist Exchange Program - but the community wanted a little more. So, we hustled and booked the small gallery next to Remy's on Temple in Historic Filipinotown for this small intimate concert.

Sadly, my Tagalog skills were not what they could be and Grace wouldn't talk to me very much in English. Joel Quizon and Ian Laczi's held it down as sound engineers and resident Tagalog speakers. Ernie Pena shot the video. Special thanks to Jilly Canizares - cuz nothing happens without her blessings or guidance. Thanks to everyone's efforts it was truly an intimate and amazing event in this tiny gem of a storefront with one of the biggest voices in the world.

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