Angelica currently attends UC Riverside and is stoked to be singing the Filipino National Anthem for Friendship Games. She would like to give a special shout out to her Ate, Trina Nguyen, for encouraging her to audition. She has been to Friendship Games since her freshman year, and it is what inspired her to be involved with UCR Katipunan. One of her favorite memories is winning first place with her team for Ground Hog in 2014.
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Sammy is a 4th year Music Education major with a Choral emphasis at CSUF with the intent of teaching high school choir. He is a part of the Jazz Singers and University Singers and is also part of two professional choirs outside of school, the Long Beach Camerata Singers, and Choral Arts Initiative. Sammy has also been very active in PASA, he spent his first year dancing for our hip hop dance team Infinite PASAbilities and even served on board as the Secretary for the team, last fall he was also the Social Chair for PASA. He is incredibly honored to sing the Star Spangled Banner for Friendship Games and can't wait to see you all and share this wonderful day with all his Kaibigans!
Kaba Modern was created by Arnel Calvario back in 1992 to showcase the strong involvement of Urban culture in the Filipino community. After 22 years, the legacy lives on, Kaba Modern stays true to the values of family and passion, creating for the love of dance, and for the love of all people.
"often imitated.. never duplicated..." -OC Weekly
One PASAbility is a project team comprised of past members of CSUF PASA's Infinite PASAbilities. We owe it all to IP for giving us the opportunity to realize the the infinite potential we have as a dancers and individuals. Although our time on the team is over, our time as family isn't. Infinite PASAbilities is the One PASAbility that we all share.
Once on IP, always on IP.
EVMB is a nationally top-ranked beatboxer out of Los Angeles, California. He began his beatbox journey in 2001 and since then has won many beatbox competitions around the nation. EVMB holds championship titles in Irvine 2x, Lancaster 2x, and Los Angeles 6x. He travels around the USA performing at various schools and colleges. He has performed at historic venues such as: The Roxy, The Coliseum, The Whiskey, Troubadour, and recently performed at World of Dance Awards with America's Best Dance Crew's- The BeatFreaks at The Avalon. EVMB has also performed with celebrity artists such as: Snoop Dogg, Childish Gambino, Iration, Diplo, Big Sean, Sublime with Rome, Timbaland, XZIBIT, and legendary hip hop artist, KRS-one. Catch him on Buzzfeed's Misheard Lyrics on Youtube! When EVMB performs, you will hear familiar songs personalized by his own style.. all done with just his voice!
Albert knew music would be his lifelong passion when he learned how to play piano and sing at age 5. After deciding to start his music career and being discovered on YouTube in 2008, Albert has been performing music at numerous events ever since. From high school/college events, culture nights, open mic nights at cafes, praise & worship, weddings & birthdays, and concerts reaching up to totals of a thousand people, Albert has had a lot of experience showcasing his passion in music. While traveling to perform at various locations, he also spends time in the studio to focus on making records. His album "Higher" is available everywhere, and he is currently in the works of making new music.
Mark Mejia is an aspiring musician from San Diego, CA. In 2003 and 2004, he appeared on CBS's Star Search, in which American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta also competed, and won the Junior Singer category for both seasons. Since then, Mark has been posting music covers on his YouTube channel and continues to perform publicly. At 24, he is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside, with a B.A. in Studio Art, and is striving to pursue both his artistic and musical passions
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Marvin Calderon Jr. is 26 years old and a hometown native of San Diego.
He is most known from FOX's hit show, American Idol, where he was on the 2013 Season 12 show getting yeses from all judges including Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. He made it through the very end of Hollywood Week and was one of the Top 28 Boys of the season until his cut before the live shows.
Marvin made his return to American Idol just last year, Season 14 and again got a full house of yeses from Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez and was once again a Hollywood Week contender.
Through his talent and experience Marvin has been able to perform at countless events locally and around California. His most recent notable performance was singing the National Anthem for the MLB and his hometown team, the San Diego Padres at Petco Park when they played against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Currently, Marvin works for UCSD as well as for CBS Radio, as he shares his singing and digital media talents with KEGY Energy 103.7FM.