The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt all over the world. In the Philippines, a weakened economy and the fear of contracting a viral disease add to the burden of the less fortunate, who have already been struggling to make ends meet each day.
Now, more than ever, the need to come together in the spirit of “bayanihan” is crucial to support poverty-stricken Filipinos.
Gawad Kalinga USA is happy to invite you to riSing Together, a virtual celebration of hope through music as world-class Filipino talents lend their voices to inspire, encourage, and move people during this most precious season of giving. The event is headlined by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab together with the Ryan Cayabyab Singers. Sharing the stage are seasoned multi-hyphenate performer Gary Valenciano, online sensation and Filipino-American artist AJ Rafael, and singer-songwriter Kiana Valenciano.
Join us on December 11, 2021, at 4 pm Pacific Time / 6 pm Central / 7 pm Eastern Time / December 12, 2021 8am Philippine Time. Together, let us rise up as one and spread love and hope through the power of song.
This FREE concert is presented by Seafood City and The Filipino School and other sponsors are MVMi, Skills Simplified, pray.com, ShiningLight Foundation, Inc, Assistantly.com, Pinoy Monthly and Asian Journal.
Registration is required. Please click on the button below.
About Maestro Ryan Cayabyab
Mr Ryan Cayabyab is a renowned Filipino musician and Gawad Kalinga supporter. Many people around the globe admire him for his talents, but his generosity also strikes a chord among the communities he helped in the Philippines. Through the years, he has been using his gift of music to launch highly-successful fundraising concerts and give back to the less fortunate. This event came into being after his recent guesting in GK USA's monthly Facebook live show, Kwentong GK Next Gen.
About Mr. Gary Valenciano
For the past 38 years, Gary Valenciano, a multi-awarded Filipino-Puerto Rican inspirational singer-songwriter, musician, film actor, television host/performer, music producer and arranger, has enthralled his audiences with his breathtaking performances and groundbreaking recordings.
During the pandemic, Gary was one of the leading artists in the Philippines in online events and releases. He launched the “Live & Raw” series on Youtube, where he performed stripped-down versions of some of his greatest hits. Gary also participated in and staged multiple fundraising events for the benefit of those whose livelihood was affected by the pandemic. During these trying times, Gary continues to spread inspiration and hope through his online platforms.
About Ryan Cayabyab Singers
Ryan Cayabyab Singers is the 7-member musical group, headed by Ryan Cayabyab. World-renowned Filipino musician, Ryan Cayabyab, is the man behind the successful vocal groups Smokey Mountain, 14K and The San Miguel Master Chorale (SMMC).
About KIana Valenciano
Kiana is a multi-faceted artist, carving her own niche in entertainment locally and across the globe as an award-winning singer-songwriter. She is also a performing artist, host, and Mental Health Advocate. Music will always be Kiana’s first love and medium of choice to express herself.
Kiana currently divides her time between Los Angeles, California, and Manila, Philippines and was invited to perform as a showcasing artist for the first time at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas last March 2020.
About AJ Rafael
For Filipino-American online sensation AJ Rafael, his gift of music was always meant to be shared with the world. He may be known for his soulful performances on the global virtual states of YouTube and TikTok, but AJ also uses his voice to touch the hearts of Filipinos across the globe. With a sizable following, AJ uses his platform to give back to the community, conducting charity events and actively collaborating with different organizations such as GK USA in helping and spreading awareness on the plight of less fortunate Filipinos.
Thank you for your interest to join us in this virtual concert event. You may register below.
Thank you for registering to riSING Together. We are excited to share with you a night of great music among generous hearts. Registration is free, but donations towards Gawad Kalinga’s various efforts to help poor and vulnerable families are most welcome.
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NEXT Set Your Alarm for later's event: "Gates" open at 3PM Pacific Time!
The Virtual Concert starts at exactly 4PM Pacific Time.
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