Tipanan (Rendezvous) is a convergence of different musical styles from the Philippine islands. From the sublime to the rhythmically charged, harana (serenade) to tribal dance, this collection showcases the diversity of Philippine music along with its most trusted instrument.
The influence of Spain, the assimilation of American pop, the staying power of the rural folk songs, and the exoticism of indigenous rhythms, yield a picturesque canvas of a culture like no other.
Florante Aguilar, classical guitar and octavina (track #11)
With special guest Michael Walsh, 2nd guitar on Nais Ko and Radyo Tipanan.
The Latin Filipino Connection started out as an outfit to support Florante Aguilar’s commissioned compositions and projects. But the group’s identity evolved through Florante and Chus Alonso’s shared passion for their country’s traditional music - the Philippines and Spain respectively.
The Latin Filipino Connection at Napa Porchfest 2015!
July 26, 2015, 3:00pm - July 26, 2015, 6:00pm
541 Brown Street, Napa, CA 94559
Traversing the musical footprints between Spain, Latin America and the Philippines, the Latin Filipino Connection is a crossbreeding of Latin/Filipino folk music and contemporary compositions. Florante Aguilar, one the leading figures of Philippine music in the US, uses strong Philippine motifs in a modern context, and has been granted numerous composition awards. His constant search for a tradition-based contemporary Filipino sound led him to champion harana music – songs used in the now-vanished Filipino courtship ritual of serenading, and the subject of the award-winning 2012 documentary, Harana the Movie.
Check out samples of the band's music at
Th Latin Filipino Connection is performing at Napa Porchfest from 3pm-4pm at 541 Brown Street.
Florante and his ensemble the Latin Filipino Connection will be performing at Napa Porchfest 2015! Catch them on Sunday, July 26, 3pm-4pm at 541 Brown Street, Napa. Make sure to check out other bands as well. More about Napa Porchfest at napaporchfest.org... See MoreSee Less
Welcome Napa Porchfest is Sunday, July 26, 2015 from Noon – 6:00 pm! Hello Napa Porchfest fans and participants. Sign ups for Napa Porchfest 2015 are now OPEN! Go to this SIGN UP page for volunteer sign ups. Or just click the tab above. We will have porch sign-ups until May 31, 2015. Band sign up is…