Music comes in diverse forms, and this month’s local music scene round-up via Music Roll further illustrates the versatility of music.
We start with PhilPop 2016’s big bash celebration of Filipino musicality; the celebrated dream collaborations between Ely Buendia and Itchyworms in “Pariwara”; the indie music taking charge of this year’s first ever Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino; to memories worth recalling in Clara Benin’s songs while we wait for her return; in the never-ending cycle of love, denial, separation and finding new hope all together in new singles of Rico Blanco and Arnold Reyes; and for the ability to create free music in Josephine’s story and The Benchboys’ reunion for one last time.
Let’s always celebrate music in all its forms, with the old and new, with the happy and sad, with beginnings and farewells, but most of all for all its good and enduring memories.
It’s September and we know what that means – the start of the long holiday celebration in the country. And because it’s Ber months already, frequent afternoon and evening downpour is almost an everyday sight, along with even long hours on the road of course. But this is no season to fret, instead of letting the heavy downpour and traffic dampen our spirits, let music be our beacon of light amidst the rain and endless-like traffic.
This month, let the start of the season be the spark of the celebration for OPM all-originals from Sitti, TJ Monterde, and Moira Dela Torre; for fiery inspiration and passion from Heneral Luna’s theme song; to new beginnings and challenges from Nicole Asensio’s ascend as a solo artist; to JaDine carrying the country’s pride to foreign shores; to love’s redemptive nature in Aicelle Santos’ new single; and to flying high with Kyla.