Hidden Hi Fi is an arts, culture, and equitable development project in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown (Hi Fi) neighborhood. A partnership between the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) and Public Matters, Hidden Hi Fi illuminates neighborhood assets through interactive events, tours, and experiences that inform and delight. These activities offer residents and visitors alike a vibrant dose of Los Angeles Filipino/Filipino-American flavor: history, art, culture, food, and drink, including an unforgettable Jeepney ride.
Hidden Hi Fi has two primary program areas:
- Classic Hidden Hi Fi Jeepney Tours – an open-air expedition through the sights, sounds, streets, and stories of Historic Filipinotown on the vintage 1944 Sarao Motor Company Jeepney.
- Halo-Halo Series – events and activities that bring to life the neighborhood’s vibrant identity through food, history, and culture, including projects like Love and Loss in Hi Fi and The Chicharrón Chronicles.
As part of Hidden Hi Fi, Urban Futures Lab Fellows are trained to expand, promote, and lead Hi Fi activites and events. Fellows learn communication, marketing, social media, and business development skills. They work with project partners, community leaders, residents, and businesses to brainstorm programs, and design and execute activities for people to experience the Hidden Hi Fi Classic Jeepney Tours and other neighborhood assets.