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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OPM Domination at the 28th Awit Awards

Surrounding myself with great Filipino artists, being in the circle of the industry I love and receiving ample amount of responses online from all the hard day’s work is an award itself and that so called “kababawan” all at the same time. Indeed, another awesome music experience. Shown in the picture is the Facebook campaign I did for Music Museum, official photos HERE.28th-Awit-Awards-Collage-2015-copy

I am happy about Johnoy Danao for bagging two awards for two songs among his pool of original songs from the album “Samu’t Sari.” I am wishing for his next release now, surely that’s another compelling one. ”Salubong” won Best World Music Recording, video below by BalutRadio. More about Johnoy Danao’s “Samu’t Sari” album HERE.

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