Making a Splash in the Philippines

As many of you know, "Kuya Kano" means "Big Brother From America" in the Tagalog (Philippine) language.  Last Winter/Spring, Kuya Kano returned to the Philippines, where he made several appearances and performances, including the nation's #1 TV show, "Eat Bulaga".  Kuya Kano was featured on the Ryzza Mae show as a "Surprise Guest" where he was interviewed by the popular show host, Ryzza Mae Dizon.  Performances were of course, also scheduled both in the Metro Manila area, and in Puerto Princesssa, Palawan during his visit to the Philippines.
During that visit, the response to Kuya Kano's music was greater than anticipated.  All CDs, T-shirts and stickers were all sold out within two weeks of his performance schedule.  
In the Fall/Winter season of 2013, Kuya Kano announced that all tips, CD and merchandise sales were being donated to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.  While in the Philippines, Kuya Kano personally delivered the relief supplies and money to donate to those who lost everything in the worst recorded typhoon in history.  It was amazing to see how the people of the Philippines unite together along with world organizations to help rebuild lives and homes.
Kuya Kano is now back in the U.S. performing, however already is already scheduling more performances for the Philippines for November, December and January 2014-2015.

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  • Amy Johnson

    Amy Johnson Adrian, MI

    Kuya Kano not only provided fantastic musical entertainment, they were the perfect ending to an evening of cultural engagement and community building. They complimented the Museum's new Latino heritage exhibit and Mexican food samplings quite nicely. So many visitors complimented me on finding them and connecting with them to play at the event. All compliments go to Kuya Kano! Their energy never waivered, even when the event was coming to an end and visitors were becoming sparse. They provided great entertainment from beginning to end, and even kept playing while myself and volunteers were cleaning up from the event. Fantastic!

    Kuya Kano not only provided fantastic musical entertainment, they were the perfect ending to an evening of cultural engagement and community building. They complimented the Museum's new Latino heritage exhibit and Mexican food samplings quite nicely. So many visitors complimented me on finding them and connecting with them to play at the event. All compliments go to Kuya Kano! Their energy never waivered, even when the event was coming to an end and visitors were becoming sparse. They provided great entertainment from beginning to end, and even kept playing while myself and volunteers were cleaning up from the event. Fantastic!

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