You Were Missed at KULTURA 2012, the Best One Yet

L-R Rudy Boquila from Lamesa Filipino Kitchen, the winner of KULTURA 2012's Adobo Masters Cook-Off, Ron Josol, the judge for the competition, and Charles Alconcel of Adobo Cafe, the winner of People's Choice Adobo Award

Adobo Masters Cook-off judge Ron Josol (middle) with Adobo Master Rudy Boquila from Lamesa Filipino Kitchen (left) and People's Choice Award Winner Adobo Cafe c/o Charles Alconcel (right) at Artscape Wychwood Barns, for the 7th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival, Aug. 26, 2012

Kultura 2012 was the first time San Miguel Beer has ever sponsored an event in Canada. And, it is the first time Kultura was held over two amazing weeks (last year it was over three days, and the five previous ones were a one-day affair). For the grand finale event,Β it is also the first time that we held the event outside of our Kensington Market home.Β And of course, who could forget another first: our focus on ADOBO!

In case you missed the 7th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival, here's a recap for you! Photos by Dwayne Fundano and Raenell "Toto" Javier.

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Super Filipina Women group: Maylee Todd, Casey Mecija of Ohbijou, and April Aliermo of Phedre and Hooded Fang

L-R: Maylee Todd, Casey Mecija, and April Aliermo performing at KULTURA Live!

Romeo Candido and Alex Punzalan Jr. performing at Kultura 2012Romeo Candido and Alexander The with their kulintang beats

Jen Maramba and Diana Reyes performing Kappa Malong Malong with Romeo Candido and Alex Punzalan Jr. at Kultura 2012Jen Maramba and Diana Reyes adorned with colourful malongs as as they dance to the music of Romeo Candido and Alexander The

Maylee Todd, Casey Mecija and April Aliermo performing at Kultura 2012 at Artscape Wychwood BarnsThe crowd at Artscape Wychwood Barns watching Maylee Todd, Casey Mecija and April Aliermo

Casa Manila at the Adobo Masters Cook-off as part of Kultura 2012

Casa Manila, winner of most creative presentation

Kanto by Tita Flips, one of the participants for the Adobo Masters Cook-Off

Kanto by Tita Flips, the food vendor with the most sales at the Adobo Masters Cook-off!

Victoria Marie performing at the Kultura Live! music stageClutch Vol. 4 participant Victoria Marie

Spoken word artists from Mary Ward High School, at Kultura 2012Spoken word artists from Mary Ward Secondary School

Sean Blackthorn performing at Kultura 2012Sean Blackthorn wows the audience with his song

My Own Time Collective's piece, Pagkakataon as part of the Pamahiin/Ritual Visual Art Exhibit for KulturaMy Own Time Collective's piece, Pagkakataon

AutoBody by Tim Manalo, as part of the Pamahiin/Ritual Visual Art Exhibit for Kultura 2012

Tim Manalo's AutoBody, as part of the Pamahiin/Ritual Visual Art Exhibit at Kultura

At the Filipino Leaders & Legacies VIP event, looking at Maureen Mendoza's The Scratch-Off

At the Filipino Leaders & Legacies VIP event, looking at Maureen Mendoza's The Scratch-Off

Play reading of Mykelle Pacquing's Malunggay Seeds, as part of Kultura 2012

Play reading of Mykelle Pacquing's Malunggay Seeds

Film screening of Markova Comfort Gay in partnership with Kapatid Toronto, as part of Kultura 2012

Reception for the film screening of Markova: Comfort Gay, in partnership with Kapatid Toronto

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