Black Eyed Peas star Apl.De.Ap shone the spotlight on his Filipino heritage on Sunday (08Jul12) during a special concert in Los Angeles.
The rapper took over the Hollywood Bowl venue for A Celebration of Global Filipino Music and rounded up acts from his native Philippines.
Filipino actress Vanessa Hudgens co-hosted the bash and pop star Nicole Scherzinger performed, while apl.de.ap's bandmates will.i.am and Taboo also took the stage.
In a post on his Twitter.com account, apl.de.ap writes, "Amazing night HollywoodBowl! Thanks to everyone who came out & supported my PEAps!"
will.i.am adds on his own page, "I'm so proud of my best friend apl_de at thehollywoodbowl... he's doing so much for the Philippines."