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, it is also the first time that we held the event outside of our Kensington Market home. 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.
L-R: Maylee Todd, Casey Mecija, and April Aliermo performing at KULTURA Live!
Casa Manila, winner of most creative presentation
Kanto by Tita Flips, the food vendor with the most sales at the Adobo Masters Cook-off!
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
Play reading of Mykelle Pacquing's Malunggay Seeds
Reception for the film screening of Markova: Comfort Gay, in partnership with Kapatid Toronto