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19/04/2011: Filipino Group Bukas Palad packed State Theater in Virginia

April 19, 2011, Washington, DC – The Bukas Palad Music Ministry performed for their Filipino-American fans and American guests on April 17, 2011 at the State Theater in Falls Church, Virginia. The concert in Virginia was the last of an eight-concert tour of Bukas Palad in the United States and Canada in celebration of the group’s 25th anniversary. After singing a repertoire of 21 songs including Filipino favorites Hindi Kita Malilimutan, Tanging Yaman and Sa ‘Yo Lamang, the group relented to the crowd’s demand and performed two more songs for the encore.

Bukas Pulad is a group of young Filipinos who compose and perform original religious music. Founded by three friends who started writing songs as high school students, the members of Bukas Palad are university students and young professionals who volunteer their time and remarkable talent to help and inspire others. They have recorded fifteen albums and have performed in over a hundred concerts across the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States. Over the years, songs of Bukas Palad grew popular not only in liturgical service but also in mainstream music. International star and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga was among those who have recorded a Bukas Palad song.

The concert was organized by the Ateneo Alumni Charitable Foundation of Metropolitan Washington, DC.- END