Singer to Perform Songs about Mindanao

/ 07:02 AM May 17, 2013

Singer-songwriter Barclay Martin

WAIPAHU, Hawaii–Acclaimed singer-songwriter Barclay Martin is coming to the Filipino Community Center (FilCom) on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00pm to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of “Rise and Dream,” an award-winning documentary film shot in the Philippines and produced by the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.

Martin will also give a short performance of songs he wrote for the soundtrack of the film, inspired by his experiences in the Philippines. The Filipino Community Center is at 94-428 Mokuola St., Waipahu. This is a free event. Call the FilCom office at (808) 680-0451 or email [email protected] for more information.


Rise and Dream” follows the lives of 13 young people in Zamboanga as they accept a challenge to learn their traditional instruments and perform in the concert of a lifetime.

As part of a successful run of film festivals, “Rise and Dream” will be screening at the 5th annual Filipino American Film Festival hosted by the Honolulu Museum of Arts on May 19 and 21.


The Christian Foundation for Children and Aging is a nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, which works in partnership with marginalized families of diverse faith traditions in 21 countries worldwide.

CFCA cultivates mutually enriching one-to one-relationships, connecting a child, youth or elderly person with a sponsor in the U.S. CFCA aims to create space for families to break the cycle of poverty through education, community development and capacity building with each of its members.

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