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Filipino musicians move to revitalize their ailing industry

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AT THE SUMMIT (from left): Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, Ogie Alcasid, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, President Aquino, Noel Cabangon and Ryan Cayabyab.

Following incisive reports and presentations by some of the local music scene’s most prominent figures at the recent Pinoy Music Summit, the participants—around 260—joined focus group discussions and drew up recommendations for creating a program meant to revitalize the ailing industry.

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Sarah’s new challenge

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CABANGON. Heartfelt renditions and no-frills singing style.

“Why did the producers of ‘The Voice’ choose Sarah Geronimo as one of the judges? I don’t doubt her ability as a performer, but does that qualify her as a mentor for aspiring singers?”

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Gloc-9′s ‘Dapat Tama’ is the story of the Filipino nation

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Two simple words—”Dapat Tama”—everyone should remember before voting on May 13. Gloc-9 makes that message clear in this anthem that he composed to wake up a somnolent nation. Indeed, a nation rendered almost numb in her seeming insurmountable struggles against crashing poverty and incorrigible corruption in government. However, there’s a most powerful line “Nasa atin ang kapangyarihan pag tayo ang kumibo” which offers each of us insight—and that is, the realization that the power to effect change lies in each of us and not in the candidates—so it is time we woke up and time we claim that power by casting our votes.

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Franco rocks ‘solo’ at Music Museum

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SCORCHING. Without his original “superband” members, hard rocker Franco Reyes successfully gathers the faithful in his first concert at a jam-packed Music Museum on Saturday night. KAREN BONCOCAN/Inquirer.net

Stepping back up on stage after last year’s breakup with the members of a group revered by many as a “superband”, Franco Reyes is back with a new album and a whole lot of gratitude for his loyal fans.

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Franco: from supergroup to power solo

“Franco (Soul Adventurer)” Album Cover. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Fans saddened by the decision of Franco’s big-name members to part ways have enough reason to smile after all. Besides, the acknowledged heart and soul of the group, Franco Reyes, decided to go on with the adventure, only that he’s gone doing it solo.

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Sinosikat believes in Pinoys

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SINOSIKAT members (from left): Nikki Cabardo on keyboard, Allen Umali on bass, Kat Agarrado on vocals and Reli de Vera on drums

Those who declare with disdain that Original Pilipino Music is dead are either not looking hard enough or are looking in the wrong places.

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New movement launched to promote OPM

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Most people equate the success of the local music industry with album sales, or the number of hit songs it can produce. But for “OPM Means”—a new movement that aims to cultivate and promote Filipino music—OPM (Original Pilipino Music) is, more than anything else, about love, expression and cultural identity.

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‘Himig Handog’ bares 12 finalists

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In its original four-year run, from 2000 to 2003, the “Himig Handog” songwriting competition produced a handful of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) hits that are still heard on radio today, like “Hindi na Bale,” “Kung Ako na Lang Sana,” “Hanggang” and “This Guy’s in Love with You, Pare.” ABS-CBN and Star Records has re-launched the project, with the theme “Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino.”

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Martin Nievera marks 30th year with softer sound

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NIEVERA. Fresh spin.

We’re pleased to note that even our veteran singers are reinventing themselves: First, it was Gary Valenciano, who wowed us by putting a fresh spin on overworked ballads—like Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed,” Stephen Bishop’s “It Might Be You,” and Burton Cummings’ “I Will Always Wait For You”—in his recent album, “Gary V. Sings Just For You.”

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Moonstar88 finally releases ‘This Year’

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Moonstar88’s latest album “This Year” contains eight songs that are about experiences most Filipino listeners can fully relate to such as having a secret crush or falling in love.

Original Pilipino Music (OPM) is neither dead nor will it ever die as long as there are Filipinos who write and make music and as long as there are those who want to listen, veteran OPM band Moonstar88 told INQUIRER.net in a recent interview.

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Isay, Tirso lead stellar cast of ‘Katy’

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ALVAREZ, CRUZ AND SANTOS. Portray pivotal roles in landmark musical’s anticipated revival.

Early this month, I visited the rehearsals of Spotlight Artists Center’s eagerly anticipated restaging of Ryan Cayabyab and Jose Javier Reyes’ “Katy,” under Nestor Torre’s direction, and was pleasantly surprised at how powerful and entertaining the iconic stage production has remained to this day.

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‘A Celebration of Global Filipino Music’ at the Hollywood Bowl

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GLOBAL MUSIC. Apl.de.ap headlines July 8 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. INQUIRER file photo

On June 14, Apl.de.ap shared the podium with Becca Godinez, Gelo Francisco of Philippine Chamber Singers and Joel Jacinto of Kayamanan ng Lahi to announce their upcoming July 8 concert, “Apl.de.ap Takes You to the Philippines: A Celebration of Global Filipino Music” at the Hollywood Bowl.

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