SamaSama Project

SamaSama Project was launched as Chicago’s premiere Filipino Folk Fusion band in 2008. “SamaSama” translated as “united, together” truly lives up to their name creating a blend of Filipino folk, rock, ska, and Latin music, inspired by a 1970s musical movement called Manila Sound. Over the years, the talented group led by singer and musical actress Lou Ella Rose and husband Baron Lloyd Cabalona, a versatile musician and arranger have made their mark showcasing a fusion of Filipino traditional folk and contemporary music at many notable venues and events.
SamaSama Project regularly performs around Illinois and other Midwest States. Inspired by the drive to promote diversity and honor the shared history of the two countries they call home through music, this year, SamaSama Project launches “The Great Filipino Songbook, a collection of songs and stories that shaped the trajectory of Philippine Music during America’s Golden Age of music.
In Sept 2023, SamaSama Project was selected as one of only 20 semi finalists for Chicago DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) Chicago MADE Music Showcase. Finals is scheduled for October 21, 2023.
(We also have professional audio equipment for live concert productions and conferences for rent)

We can't wait to welcome the DNC to Chicago and the Midwest in 2024!

Stay tuned for additional information.

Chicago DNC 2024