BERLIN 18 December 2019 – As part of a series of cultural events organized by the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Filipino singer Armi Millare performed a concert before an international crowd of over 200 people in Berlin on16 November 2019.
Armi is the lead singer of popular Filipino band UDD (formerly called Up Dharma Down).
Dubbed “The Last of Autumn,” the special event at Prachtwerk Berlin was also held in celebration of the upcoming Christmas holidays and the 65th Anniversary of Philippine-German diplomatic relations.
Filipino fans from Germany, Czech Republic, and even as far away as Malta sang along to UDD hits like Tadhana (destiny) and Oo (yes).
Guests were also entertained by a quiz night on Philippine tourism. Germans and international students from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, and Zambia tested their knowledge of Philippine geography and culture. Each of the five quiz night winners received gifts from the Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Tourism Office, including a bottle of Don Papa rum.
Philippine Ambassador to Germany Theresa Dizon-de Vega welcomed the guests and invited them to experience the Philippines through this special evening.
To complete the Philippine experience, guests were served Filipino party favorites like sisig, chicken adobo drummettes, and empanada prepared by Filipino-American Chef Patrick Blasa, as well as Don Papa Rhum-based cocktails.
Projects like this concert were made possible through the support of the Office of then-Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda for the Philippine Embassy’s Cultural Diplomacy program.