Curating this year's Musika Discipline for
the 27th Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture is
FPAC Musika Curator
"I am so honored to have been asked to curate part of the music program for FPAC 2020. FPAC has played a big role in my life because I've met a lot of the Filipino community of artists and beyond there that I still am close with today. Being someone who loves to bring people together for events myself, I put together a songwriter circle for FPAC 2020 called "Filipino American Songwriter's Circle". Having gone to a music school and hosting hundreds of jam sessions at my house in the Inland Empire, I wanted to bring that same spirit and vibe to everyone virtually for this event. I have put together some of the best FilAm singer/songwriters in North America to showcase their original work to you all at home to bring inspiration, healing, and joy during this important time in our history."- A.J Rafael
AJ Rafael is a singer/songwriter from Moreno Valley, CA. With over 970,000 subscribers on YouTube, and 900,000 listeners on Spotify... AJ was recognized as a Fil-Am Game Changer by the City of Los Angeles in 2017. His debut album, Red Roses, charted on Billboard and at #4 on the Pop iTunes Charts. AJ continues to make music and upload videos as he did when he first started back in 2006. He is also active in the theatre world, performing and music directing in theaters around the United States such as East West Players & American Repertory Theatre.