MANILA – A free concert featuring former caregiver-turned X-Factor Israel grand champion Rose Fostanes will be held on February 26 in San Juan City.
Dubbed “Thank You, Philippines Friendship Concert”, the event at the Music Museum is part of Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival.
Fostanes won the reality singing competition X Factor Israel in 2013. She has captured the audience and judges with her strong and powerful voice.
Osang, as she is fondly called, slowly rose to fame and last year received Bagong Bayani award for Culture and the Arts.
She will be one of the special guests to commemorate the historical friendship between Israel and the Philippines under the banner program “Thank You, Philippines” which includes several cultural and academic events.
Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau said Fostanes stands as a bridge between Israel and the Philippines whose friendship dates back to the noble deed of former President Manuel Quezon, and the Philippines’ support to the establishment of the state of Israel.
“Rose Fostanes works as singer in Israel. She has a very special story – a caregiver who from a very humble position became a superstar. She is a phenomenon and an ambassador of goodwill,” he said.
The concert will also include Arthur Manuntag and Laarni Lozada as special guests.
This year’s Jazz Festival coincides with the commemoration of the 70th year of the end of World War II and the liberation of Manila, highlighting the role of the Philippines in the rescue of 1,300 Jewish people from the Holocaust.
To reserve ticket to the free concert, call 883-9500 or email email@example.com no later than Monday, 23 February 2015. Reservation will be on a first come, first served basis to limited seats.