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231119 – TGFS Davenports Birthday
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Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

The Great Filipino Songbook

Last Chance to see The Great Filipino Songbook!

Chicago’s premier Filipino Folk Fusion band, SamaSama Project, is gearing up to record a highly-anticipated album set for a Summer 2024 release. But before they dive back into the studio, there’s one more chance for fans to catch them live. Join in on the excitement at the iconic Davenport’s on Sunday, November 19, as they celebrate the birthday of their lead singer and founder, Lou Ella Rose.

Celebrating Filipino American History in Music

Presenting the hit show in its 4th (and last) month at Davenport’s, SamaSama Project bedazzles the most memorable Filipino songs undoubtedly shaped by American music from the past century. 

Rooted in the Philippines’ intertwined history with America, this show is a celebration of the Golden Age of American Song, a time when the greatest Filipino composers crafted their most treasured melodies. SamaSamaProject explores the most iconic songs of the period, a harmonious blending of Spanish, American, and Filipino musical influences.

This extraordinary cabaret show brings to life cherished Filipino love songs with a fresh and modern take, merging melodies and memories woven in stories that everyone will enjoy! 

What Do They say about TGFS?

The world of cabaret is busting open with the entrance of the Great Filipino Songbook. …. How exciting to hear hidden musical treasures retrieved from the island nation (the Philippines) by Lou Ella Rose’s SamaSama Project. Lou Ella reveals their history with a voice that ranges from mellow to gutsy, with humor and pathos. She is backed up by a multi-piece band of highly charged and original arrangements. Take the journey and come home with a fresh view of the world beyond our borders.  

  • Claudia Hommel, Working In Concert

SamaSama Project’s recent performance left me wanting more. It was a fascinating exploration of the Great Filipino Songbook, showcasing the band’s incredible talent and passion for music. It was inspiring to see the pride and influence of the great Filipino songwriters, whose music is a true connection between the Philippines and America. .. SamaSama Project’s performance was a unique opportunity to connect with my cultural heritage and learn about a fascinating history that we can’t get anywhere else. Truly a FAN!

  • Ginger Leopoldo, Circa Pintig Theatre


Join us on Sunday, November 19 to experience the heart and rhythm of The Great Filipino Songbook celebrating music, culture, and unity in diversity at Davenport’s!

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For more info, call: 708-528-6321


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