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Broadway Barkada to Perform in Los Angeles Next Week

Liz Casasola returns to perform in her hometown of Los Angeles on May 28 with Broadway Buraka. Photo courtesy of Liz Casasola on Twitter @lizcasasola.

According to the Inquirer, artist-support and performance group Broadway Barkada will be performing next week on May 28 in Los Angeles at Rockwell and Table Stage.

Broadway Barkada is a collective of Filipino artists and musicians who “aim to bring the Filipino experience to a diverse audience,” according to their website. What started as a small group of performers about nine years ago is now made up of nearly 100 active members.

The concert will feature a mix of musical theater, pop, R&B, soul, jazz, and boogie-woogie.

Their performance, “Balikbayan: An L.A. Homecoming Concert,” is indeed a homecoming for founding member Liz Casasola, who grew up in Los Angeles. She started Broadway Baraka with actors Brian Jose and Billy Bustamante, back in 2009.

For other performers, it’s a national reunion of sorts. Though some of the performers are native to Los Angeles, many of Broadway Baraka’s performers are New York transplants.

This and the fact that Casasola is a Los Angeles native are the reasons behind the title of “Balikbayan.”  In a way, the concert is a way “to celebrate a homecoming and reunion of these colleagues and barkada-mates,” Inquirer reports.

Broadway Barkada will be donating any revenue from the concert to the FIlipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project.

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