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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 03:26:11 AM »
From a US-Russian duo to Pinoys, via YouTube
By Bayani San Diego Jr.


American musician David DiMuzio posted his duet with Russian singer Anna Rabtsun on YouTube on Feb. 18.

Sounds like a United Nations peace project, but making this post-Cold War collaboration even more interesting is the song choice: “Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko,” originally recorded by Sharon Cuneta.

At press time, the duet has scored 162,114 hits on YouTube.

Rabtsun, who is trying to learn the language by singing Filipino songs, told the Inquirer in an e-mail interview: “Taos puso akong nagpapasalamat para sa mga magagandang komento. (From the bottom of my heart, I am thankful for all the beautiful comments.)”

DiMuzio remarked: “I think Filipinos are sharing the video because the song means a lot to them. Every Filipino knows it… I hope Filipinos feel proud that we spent so much time and effort on it.”

Like Rabtsun, DiMuzio said he has learned the Filipino language through songs, too. “I know hundreds by heart—including some Visayan songs.”

They may struggle with the language, but there’s something about Original Pilipino Music (OPM) that has hooked them.

Why OPM

 

Said DiMuzio: “I enjoy the flow of the language within the music. It’s different from and unique compared to the sounds of other languages.” He singled out the “ng” sound and the repetitive syllables and vowels” as fascinating, musically.

Rabtsun agreed: “Filipino songs are touching and melodic. I can feel a song’s message even if I can barely understand the lyrics. Filipinos are naturally romantic.”

“Filipinos are sweet and kind-hearted,” DiMuzio said.

DiMuzio loves performing songs by Bamboo, Rico Blanco, Gary Valenciano, Noel Cabangon, Top Suzara. Rabtsun adores Aiza Seguerra and Yeng Constantino and considers Side A her favorite band.

She walked down the aisle with the Side A ballad, “Forevermore.”

DiMuzio, who’s from North Carolina, has relocated to the country and has collaborated with a number of Filipino artists.

“I love the country’s fun-loving and carefree nature. It’s one of the best holiday destinations on the planet and I’m a good judge since I’ve traveled to 75 other countries,” he pointed out.

All for love

 

Asked what brought him to the Philippines, DiMuzio readily admitted: “Love. What else could make someone move to the other side of the world? Love for a girl, love for a country and love for music.”

Like DiMuzio, Rabtsun ended up in the Philippines because of romance as well.

Rabtsun met her future husband, Filipino Eric Baylosis, in the United States. When her husband decided to move back to the country, Rabtsun didn’t have to think twice about her choice. “The first time I visited, I instantly fell in love with the people and the place,” she recounted.

It was destiny, she insisted. “It’s part of God’s plan.”

It was also fated that DiMuzio and Rabtsun wound up collaborating on the viral video.

“Anna commented on one of my YouTube videos,” he recalled. “I looked up some of her videos and realized that we shared a common passion for Filipino music.”

“Working with David was fun and easy,” she related. “This song is special to me because it’s one of my husband’s favorites. Every time I sing it, I think of growing old with Eric, ang aking asawa (my husband).”

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2013, 11:10:54 PM »
Jed Madela Offers 'New Sound' in All-Original Album


Jed Madela isn't quite Jed Madela in his new album "All Original."

Known as a power balladeer, the 32-year-old singer is exploring new music in his seventh album released by Star Records in March.

"It's a new sound for me, it's a new feel for Jed Madela. When you listen to Jed Madela, track 1 pa lang, iisipin mo, 'Si Jed ba 'to?' But in a good way," the singer told ABS-CBN News after a press conference held Friday for his new record.

He added: "It's one album that I'm really proud of. Ten songs, but these ten songs, each song can stand on its own."

Madela, who rose to fame when he won the 2005 World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA), credited his collaborators on the album for "bringing out" a new side to his music.

"Of course, this album was really spearheaded by my producer, Jonathan Manalo. Sobrang galing niya. May mga bagay na hindi ko ma-imagine na kaya ko palang gawin sa pagre-record, nailabas niya sa album na 'to," he said.

"Of course, I'm very fortunate to have worked with some of the country's top composers," he said.

In "All Original," Madela offers all-new tracks, penned by some of the country's most in-demand composers, including Soc Villanueva, Jonathan Manalo, Garlic Garcia, Genevieve De Vera, Raizo Chabeldin, Francis Salazar, Christian Martinez, Wilson John Escaner, Jimmy Antiporda, Jungee Marcelo and Trina Belamide.

"Finally the album's here. Sobrang saya ako sa kinalabasan ng album na 'to," Madela said.

In July, Madela will also become the first Filipino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the WCOPA. He is the first contestant in the WCOPA to also receive its Achievement Award.

According to Madela, previous WCOPA Hall of Fame inductees and recipients of the organization's Achievement Award include renowned actress-singer Liza Minnelli; Daniel Marmarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil; and American singer Dionne Warwick.

Madela is set to personally receive his award in Los Angeles at the 17th annual WCOPA, where he will also perform as a guest singer.

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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 11:47:44 PM »
QUEST Set To Release A Single With JOSS STONE!
By: Miro Valera


Quest will record a free downloadable song with Joss Stone called "So Amazing". Watch him tomorrow via live stream on MYX Soundcheck!

Joss Stone "joins the Quest"!

After having the rare, awesome chance to jam with Joss Stone during the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival in Mindoro last month, Quest is now about to record a single with the British soul singer.

"I opened for her in Malasimbo Music Festival... they did a documentary and she picked me to be with her. And then out of the blue they wanted to jam so I wrote a song and then we jammed. And eventually we're recording it this summer. We're releasing a collab this summer, free download! 'So Amazing' 'yung title ng kanta," said Quest during our chat with him.

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2013, 10:39:20 AM »
Chalk's May Issue Turns Up the Music Volume


Chalk Magazine’s newest issue turns up the volume as it pays tribute to the awesome talents who are currently shaping the music scene.

Gracing the cover of its rocking music special is no other than Filipino pride Jessica Sanchez.

The young singer shares her humble beginnings and details her amazing journey from obscurity to the finals of last season’s “American Idol.” Jessica shows fans why she deserves a special place in the global music scene.

Singers from different genres are presented like they’ve never been before: Yeng Constantino gets a makeover a la Demi Lovato, Abra does an Eminem, and KZ Tandigan emulates Amy Winehouse.

Also featured are DJ-duo Ornussa Cadness and Sanya Smith, the history of Philippine independent music, a how-to guide to pulling off the K-Pop makeup craze, Luigi D’Avola’s modern-day harana for Chalk columnist Jasmine Curtis-Smith and more.

Grab a copy of Chalk’s May 2013 issue available now at leading magazine stores and newsstands.

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2013, 05:46:38 AM »
Resorts World Manila Brings Bamboo, Lani Misalucha and More on MUSIKAT JAM!


Music lovers need not look far for world-class performances as Resorts World Manila (RWM), the country’s premier one-stop, nonstop tourism and entertainment destination, brings the biggest and brightest stars from here and abroad in a series of grand musical spectacles.

As part of its Epic Summer 2013 festivities, RWM thrills guests with topnotch musical acts as it celebrates the week-long “Musikat Jam”. RWM will bring together the best shows from different music genres to wow crowds with this stellar offering of music and entertainment.

On June 1, the musical celebration begins with a trip to Broadway as RWM presents “Some Enchanted Music: Broadway Hits Concert.” Catch the country’s finest theatre icons including Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Audie Gemora, Pinky Marquez, Cris Villonco, Gina Respall, Sheila Valderrama-Martinez, Bo Cerrudo, Jon Joven, Tanya Manalang, and Michael Willams as they perform all-time Broadway favorites at the state-of-the-art Newport Performing Arts Theatre.

On June 4, bask in glitz and glam with an evening of pure class as RWM follows up with “All That Jazz!” Witness local Jazz artists Bituin Escalante, Arthur Manuntag, Lynn Sherman, and Mel Villena light up the stage as they perform with the AMP Big Band and the Resorts World Manila Dancers at Taps, located inside the exclusive Genting Club.

On June 5, bring back the love for classical music as RWM bills some of the country’s premier lead performers to bring dramatic excerpts from the world’s greatest acts to life with “Best Of Opera”. Witness world-class leads Noel Azcona, Adam Diegel, Arthur Espiritu, Andrew Fernando, Maria Rachelle Gerodias, Margarita Gomez-Giannelli, Cammille Lopez-Molina, Mako Nishimoto, Victoria Wefer, and Magdalena Wor converge and leave audiences in awe. Together with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga with Viva Voce, Nonon Baang and Fame Flores, the ensemble will captivate the Newport Performing Arts Theatre with gripping notes and their stunning vocal prowess.

On June 6, experience a night of soulful music as Lani Misalucha serenades audiences with her concert “One More Time”. Spend the night with the one and only Asia’s Nightingale and be moved by her lovely voice and engaging charisma at the award-winning Newport Performing Arts Theatre.

On June 7, revel in the power and intensity of one of the country’s most influential rock artist as RWM presents “Rock with Bamboo”. Fans can catch Bamboo Mañalac’s unique and mesmerizing rock act up close and personal as he steps on-stage at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre with opening act Draybers Band.

On June 8, the festival of musical delights will be capped off by Malaysian chart-topping singer-songwriter Eric Moo as he brings his world-class act to Manila with his “Come Back to You” concert series. Fans can expect to be crooned by his soulful renditions of award-winning popular hits at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre.

The country’s premier destination for tourism and entertainment continues to bring only the best through this showcase of different musical genres as the Musikat Jam concert series happens all week long only at Resorts World Manila.

To know more about the acts included in the Musikat Jam, visit www.rwmanila.com or call Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (02) 908-8833.