Origin: Brooklyn, New York
Genre: Native Funk Dance
Years Active: - Present
Official Websites: www.feliperose.com
Felipe Rose is one of them.
From performing ballet on stage at Lincoln Center' Alice Tally Hall in NYC to co-founding one of the most successful Disco Groups of all-time in 1976, unveiling the group's first studio album in 1977.
Felipe is a true renaissance man.
Felipe is a singer, actor, culinary enthusiast and a visual artist/painter who continues to embrace his history while remaining contemporary.
At an early age Felipe developed a love for the arts, inspired by his late Puerto Rican mother a professional dancer at the famed Copa Nightclub in NYC, where by fate she met his Native Father who was relocated by trade as a wielder, in the Indian Relocation Act of 1956 also known as the Adult Vocational Training Program.
Two very different people from seamless backgrounds went to NYC to become part of the American Dream. In his teens and early 20's he was performing dance/ballet with the renowned 'Ballet de Puerto Rico' under the guidance of Pascual Guzman.
In early January of 1977 Felipe's 'Native American' image inspired record producers; the late Jacques Morali and the late Henri Belolo to form a group of consisting of American Male stereotypes; a Native American, a Cowboy, Construction Worker, Military Man, Biker (Leatherman) and a Police Officer.
The Village People, as they would be known, have sold over 100 million records worldwide with hits including; Macho Man, In The Navy, Go West, San Francisco and YMCA, a song which was added to the US Library of Congress / National Recording Registry (March of 2020).
As an Actor Felipe has appeared in the 2 movie musicals; Tu Me Tien Por La Barbachette a French comedy and in 1980's Can't Stop The Music now considered a cult classic and on numerous shows and television hit series; The Love Boat and Married with Children.
Having been raised in one the poorest and toughest cities in NYC, Brownsville, Brooklyn to be exact, Felipe has never stopped championing the rights of those in need. His social justice work is as much a part of who he is as is his music. Whether he's devoting time & financial resources to Native American causes, Gay Rights or speaking out for equality, Felipe won't stand idle while others hurt.
In 2019 Felipe participated in the 50th anniversary of World Pride in NYC as a guest of God's Love We Deliver, an organization that cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020, Felipe devoted time and energy to participating in several 'virtual' fundraisers as well as recording a social media video message encouraging the wearing of masks.
Felipe continues to record new music, create content for social media platforms and pursue various acting opportunities, and more importantly advising new artists in the industry.
Felipe Rose, a Disco Icon who strives to develop and explore new avenues for his art.
In 2008 Rose received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a month later being inducted
into the Native American Music Hall of Fame.
Continue to stay in touch with Felipe as he puts his finishing touches on his new dance single being released this June of 2021. This will be his fourth solo release. Here is a list of his solo work.
TRAIL of TEARS - BEST HISTORICAL RECORDING - 2000
FIFTH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC
WE'RE STILL HERE - SONG/SINGLE OF THE YEAR - 2003
SIXTH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - 2004
RED HAWK WOMAN - SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR - 2005
SEVENTH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC HALL of FAME - 2008
TENTH NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS - BEST DANCE SINGLE OF THE YEAR
EIGHTEENTH NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Felipe is a National Member of the Screen Actors Guild and Aftra
An Advisory Board Member of NAMA - Native American Music Association
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Felipe Rose Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 736
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712