Best known as the Native American Indian attired vocalist in the world famous group VILLAGE PEOPLE
Felipe Rose came to prominence in the 1970’s out of the urban gay clubs and discotheques In New York City, best known as the Native (American) attired vocalist and founding member of the world famous Village People. To this day Village People have become and remain a pop culture mainstay in commercials and television appearances…
Felipe Rose came to prominence in the 1970’s out of the urban gay clubs and discotheques In New York City, best known as the Native (American) attired vocalist and founding member of the world famous Village People. To this day Village People have become and remain a pop culture mainstay in commercials and television appearances as they tour the world with their campy hits which have become a phenomenon with their mega hits, selling over 100 million records to date and have won many international music awards garnering over 30 platinum and gold records, American Music Awards.
Our hits are not just big in America but on a world wide scale. For example, Y. M.C.A. sold over a million copies each (each? You only listed one thing?) in Germany and United Kingdom. The latter (what latter? Again, only one thing listed) also made it a hit all over again in 1993 when a remix of the tune hit #12 ( it made #1 for the first three weeks of 1979 in its original go-round). The Guinness British hit single ranked Y.M.C.A as the 45th biggest single ever on that country’s music chart (which began in 1952) putting it ahead of “Unchained Melody” and behind “Reach Out I’ll Be There”.
Selling over 100 million records to date and have won many international music awards and garnering over 30 and platinum and gold records his highest moment of achievement was receiving the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a month later inducted into the Native American Music Awards for his solo music for which he has 3 Nammys:
Shortly after in 2005 he donated his Gold single of Y.M.C.A. To an international audience in the rotunda for the NMAI. (National Museum of the American Indian)
His unique style honors the heritage of his Native American father and his Puerto Rican/Italian mother is a reflection in the clothing that he dons to perform. Felipe has managed to stay relevant throughout his adult life tapping into a passion and devotion to what he loved to do around the country as a speaker, an ordained minister, with the Universal Church of Life, to date he has ordained 11 weddings
This is not just a costume but as a signifier of where his bi-racial roots and from and his long association with Native American and has been groups across the country. A Shadow Walker is a native term or word for walking in two worlds and also as a TWO SPIRITED person who is GAY.
Rose has always been committed to the advancement of human celebration and it’ potential in Music Arts, Culinary and Wine pairing. For decades Rose has been involved and is passionate about his charity work:
Felipe has carefully chosen his individual projects and what effect they will have on the public and using his position to highlight issues that are important to him, with the objective of helping and connecting with people through his journey as he tours the world in this social media age.
Whether it’s through music, spoken word, motivation-life couching, visual artistry, personal health and joyful confidence he always says…” Be the chief in your tribe”.
Beyond many of these reasons there are many funny anecdotes and happy memories I want to share with the world, “If you’re going to talk about your life, you have to have life experiences!”.
At the moment, Felipe is outlining and rewriting several of his paid speeches tailoring them towards issues that are relevant today in this ever changing SOCIAL MEDIA (why is this capitalized?) world; such as Ethnic Diversity and Social Empowerment, Taking Control of Your Life Making Your Artistic Manner Matter, No Reservations: Reclaiming My Own Agenda, Practicing Joy and Gratitude and Amplifying Love, Not Breaking with Integrity: Inspiring Greatness.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Subaru ‘s Dining Out for Life
American Indian College Fund
HIV/AIDS charities around the world
Village People: How it Changed My Life
Felipe Rose at the Paramount Theater, Asbury Park (w/ subtitles)
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