This versatile bunch of multi-talented artists seems to have done it all. They performed two sold out shows at the Music Museum billed as “Secrets: A Night with Aia, Barbie and Kitchie”, the first concert was held early December of last year with a repeat performance as a post-Valentine’s celebration.
This is the first concert they’ve team-up together that features OPM female dominance, staying power and the desire to keep making music. Alternative-rock icons Aia De Leon, Barbie Almalbis, and Kitchie Nadal are women of rock who sang their hearts out, played OPM favorites, and everything the crowd wanted them to perform live.
The recently held concert was packed with great news, good vibes and amazing moments — Kitchie shared the joy of being an expectant mother, Barbie showed a video montage of her kids as she sang a song she’s written for them, while Aia serenaded the audience with her song “Sundo” accompanied only by her acoustic guitar. The concert was also attended by singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel who collaborated with Barbie for the song, “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak.”
With its limited run at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, “Mula Sa Buwan” is a good, solid and sincere musical play as it transforms and delivers a timeless piece of the French poet Edmond Rostand into a stage Filipino version with an adaptation by Pat Valera.
It has beyond hilarious transitions and heartwarming glow. It was played in an indie-alternative sound transposed to Zarzuela, a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, mostly Kundiman and Harana.
From Pat Valera’s concept, authorship, and direction together with William Elvin Manzano who co-wrote lyrics with the former and composed the original music, musical style to bear a little variation and naturalism. The adaptation certainly captured the spirit of the genre as Manzano’s libretto carries all the romance, humor, wit, passion and hope abound.