Filipino pop and jazz star visits South Okanagan for concert

Joey Albert will play the Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Saturday.

Philippines’ pop and jazz sensation, Joey Albert, takes centre stage at the Cleland Theatre on Saturday to entertain and give joy to a growing  Filipino community in the Okanagan.

Entitled Iisa Pa Lamang (or You’re the Only One), which is dubbed after Albert’s hit song, this concert is part of her 30th anniversary world tour which kicks off in different major cities in U.S., Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Albert will be doing an exclusive stop in Penticton for a concert produced by Real Events, Inc., an event planning and production company.

Albert’s memorable hits include A Million Miles Away, Tell Me and Points of View. The singer has albums that reached gold and platinum as well as earned her multiple major awards from music giving bodies in the Philippines.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a special performance that Albert dedicates to her fellow Filipino-Canadians.

Part of the proceeds of this concert will be donated to support future projects that will benefit Filipino migrant workers and live-in caregivers in the valley, as well as to the victims of the recent devastating flood in the northern side of the Philippines. Organizers said this event celebrates diverse culture and ethical background. Albert’s concert at the Cleland Theatre will have front acts featuring Filipino-Canadian performers in the Okanagan.

The pre-show includes Penticton’s own dance crew, D.H.C. (Dream High Crew) consisting of Russell Lee, Stanly Satoria, Elle Clarenz, Gurman Toor and Mason Ward.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are at $40, $50 and $65 with meet and greet. For more info visit www.joeyalbertinokanagan.com.