Maharlika Cultural Troupe, Inc.
Maharlika Cultural Troupe, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization that has served as an institution for cultural, social, and artistic development since 1992. They aim to promote cultural awareness and racial harmony in the community while providing a safe and productive learning environment, keeping youth away from undesirable elements. They foster pride in Filipino American culture and care for the community.
Tracing their origins back to a small group of talented youth providing entertainment for the 1992 Our Lord of Pardon Family Prayer Group Fiesta, today Maharlika is composed of approximately 18 active families. Participants range from 5 to 18 years old, but there is no minimum or maximum age to join Maharlika.
All are welcome every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at First Christian Church (2115 Pleasant Hill Rd.) where Maharlika offers educational workshops on Filipino cooking with Ate Cassie Dizon, Filipino-Tagalog with Tita Sonia Santos, singing with Tito Efrain Salvosa, and guest teachers such as Tito Bernardo Pedere, Tita Helen Cuya, Tito Bobby Barlaan, and Ate Alverna Bautista teach youth about Philippine geography, history, music, and of course, traditional Filipino folk dancing.
Please contact [email protected] for more information or to be added to our mailing list.