ACPA Gangsa Replacement Campaign

$1,850 of $1,400 goal

Raised by 25 people in 17 days

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at about 9:00pm, the American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA) musicians were rehearsing for our upcoming show, ANIHAN: The Harvest in partnership with Kariktan Dance Company (scheduled for February 17, 2018). During the rehearsal, thieves broke in to one of our partner musician's cars and grabbed a bag in the backseat that had our Gangsa set (7 brass gongs from Kalinga, Philippines).  

Despite our attempts to see if the theives might have abandoned the bag or tried selling it to a local metal scrap yard, we've been unsuccessful in retrieving our instruments back. We are all extremely heartbroken over the loss, especially just 2 weeks before our show, but the outpouring of support that we have received in the last few days have been amazing.

Community members and supporters have asked how they could help so that we can replace the instruments that were stolen, and so we have set up this GoFundMe page to help us raise the funds for a new Gangsa set. Funds we raise here will go towards a new set as well as any shipping/baggage overage costs from the Philippines to California. Donations allowed by law will be tax-deductive.

ACPA would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support over the years and for listening to our story. A donation of ANY amount, (even $1) helps our volunteer-based nonprofit continue to build the Filipino cultural arts community and strengthen our Filipino identity in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Please feel free to learn more about American Center of Philippine Arts at www.philippinearts.org, or learn more about  our upcoming show at www.anihanshow.eventbrite.com

Mula sa ilalim ng aming mga puso, nagpapasalamat kami sa iyo! (From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!)

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Hi Folks! If you didn't catch the live broadcast, the amazing folks over at TFC's Balitang America and journalist Rommel Conclara picked up our story and covered it at yesterday's show! Here's the link to the full story: https://balitangamerica.tv/native-gongs-belonging-to-philippine-dance-company-stolen/

Thank you to everyone for continuing to donate to this page and for sharing our story with others! We hope to see you at our upcoming ACPA & Kariktan Dance Company show - ANIHAN: The Harvest on February 17. Tickets are still on sale at eventbrite.anihanshow.com.
Herna Cruz-Louie and Major Julian
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Mga Pamilya! You love us, you really do love us! Our hearts are overwhelmed with all the generosity ACPA musicians have received after just 1 day of opening this campaign. We have officially reached our goal to replace our stolen gangsa! WHOOHOO!! Thank you all so much. We will continue to keep the page open and any monies raised above our goal will allow us to purchase new instruments so we can teach more students Philippines-inspired music!

Maraming maraming salamat sa iyong suporta!!
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$1,850 of $1,400 goal

Raised by 25 people in 17 days
Funds raised will benefit:
American Center Of Philippine Arts
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Oakland, CA
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