Celebrating Mother’s Day in the legacy and evolution of music

This Mother’s Day, let us honor our mothers, grandmothers, mother-figures and the like, as the world celebrates the toughest job in the world – being a mother, with no less than the company and inspiration of music.  

To children whose mothers are watching them from above, remember and relive the memories you’ve shared with her and keep her legacy alive just like how music icon Prince will continue to live on.


And because it’s every mother’s special day, take her to see authentic Filipino classical talents in action at the “Klassikal Music Foundation presents: Songs from a Silver World” at the RCBC Plaza this May 7th or let her be in control just like Julie Anne San Jose’s “In Control” anniversary concert at the KIA Theatre.  And if you’re young mom needs some moving forward inspiration, let her take some cues from Sam Concepcion’s fresh and new vibe in his third album “Bago.”

You could also dance and sing the night away as you experience and discover the evolution of music in MTV Music Evolution with some of the best contemporary international and local artists. But you can also simply have fun at home with your mom’s favorite music by female artists or from the new favourites from Myx Music Awards.

Whatever’s your way of celebrating, we’ll sure your mothers will treasure the moments.

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VJP Music Roll features a strange yet awesome blend of local and foreign acts

This month’s Music Roll is a wrap-up of things that are record-breaking, fulfilling, discovering and beginning. From JayR’s “Elevated” new album, new found goals and discoveries about himself, there’s also Triple Fret and the duo of Thyro and Yumi taking home top prizes, the Divine Diva’s new album, the MTV Video Music Awards nominations, and the legacy of late soul singer Amy Winehouse in a documentary.


And when it comes to all things fulfilling, the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) has successfully launched the very first celebration of Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino recently – a step towards greater appreciation to OPM.

JayR is ‘Elevated’ in new album, new found talent and aspirations

RnB King JayR graces the cover of FilJap Magazine’s June edition as he dishes his “Your Face Sounds Familiar” experience, his new all-original album with top collaborations, establishing Homeworkz Entertainment – an independent record label, and things to watch out for from JayR in an exclusive interview.Jay-R---FIlJap

FilJap Magazine featuring JayR on the cover can be viewed HERE.

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Berta Rojas Helps to Bring New Audiences to Listen to Great Classical Music

For lovers of classical guitar, Berta Rojas Live! In Manila is the only place to go. Berta Rojas is a world renowned classical guitarist and Paraguay’s tourism ambassador. She is a master guitarist who displays outstanding technical and musical virtuosity.Berta Rojas Live in Manila (1)

Berta Rojas Live In Manila is brought to you by Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc. (IPAV) in cooperation with Arts Council of Cebu Foundation, Inc. in the following dates & venues:

15 May 2014, 8 pm – Meralco Theater, Ortigas, Pasig City
17 May 2014, 8 pm – Marcelo Fernan Hall, Lahug, Cebu City

We are honored to be invited at the concert’s press conference where we personally talk to Berta Rojas via Skype. But it’s not only because of technology which helped us bridge the geographical distance of Philippines and Paraguay, as Berta Rojas has said in the interview, the music made us closer. We in the media admire her patriotism.Berta Rojas Live in Manila (6)

It’s a very inspiring afternoon that we’re able to speak to one of the greatest classical guitar icons of all time, Berta Rojas. We are served with delicious French cuisine in the very cozy Richmonde Hotel. Richmonde Hotel’s partnership with the Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc. (IPAV gave way to bring Berta Rojas music and her talent to the Filipino people. They are supportive of events like this that promotes culture and the arts.

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