Banag-Banag Goes Latin

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

The Banag-Banag Association sure know how to party!

Banag-Banag celebrated their 15th Anniversary last 1 August 2009 at Rooty Hill RSL Club, Rooty Hill.

With the Latin theme, ‘Copacabana’ it was a night of hip-swaying, booties shaking, passions dripping and sweat trickling down as the crowd squeezed shoulder to shoulder on the dance floor.  Unable to resist the latin beat, people were dancing even in the aisles.  Perhaps the biggest crowd yet for a Filipino community function, it was packed beyond capacity with 600 in attendance. 

The group, Brazilian Fantasy were showstoppers providing jaw-dropping, eye-pooping dance moves.  Other entertainers included: Brian Lorenz, Cleo Diana, Chelsea Castillo and the Dance Junction.  Max Lopez took to the stage as the evening’s host.

To add to the festivities, the guests came all dressed up for the occasion in the brightest colours,  decked with raffles and fruit baskets on their heads ala Carmen Miranda to compete for the the best latin costume. (Photo shows the finalists of the best costume competition.) 

Rachael Rebollido, president of Banag-Banag credited the success of the evening to the passion, commitment and the unite of its members “who really worked hard for this event.”

“All proceeds from the event go to sustain their charitable projects that help improve the quality of life in the Visayan region,” said the spokesperson for the group.

Over the past 3 years, Banag-Banag has risen slowly and have proven that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the community.  It’ll be a hard act to follow.

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