In Photos: Aia, Barbie and Kitchie are the Women of Rock

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. AiaBarbie-Kitchie-Dec-2016-(12)

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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.”

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Music in the Form of Celebration, Memories and Bittersweet Farewells

Music comes in diverse forms, and this month’s local music scene round-up via Music Roll further illustrates the versatility of music.

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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.

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