Text and Photos by Euden Valdez
FOR two weekends of October, audiences near and far Bonifacio Global City in Taguig were treated to the Filipino musical talent spanning all genres and decades.
Over a hundred solo artists, bands and icons played in celebration of original Pilipino music at this extraordinary festival co-curated by Moy Ortiz, Noel Ferrer and new National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab.
Here are some of the performances we caught at the Maybank Theater of the BGC Arts Center:
(Released, Cultural Center of the Philippines)
FOR their significant contribution to the development of Philippine arts and culture, seven Filipinos were bestowed the highest honor given to our artists.
Visual artist Lauro “Larry” Alcala, theater advocate Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, music master Raymund “Ryan” Cayabyab, filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, architect Francisco Mañosa, and literary writers Resil Mojares and Ramon Muzones were conferred as National Artists by President Rodrigo Duterte last October 24 at Rizal Ceremonial Hall of Malacañan Palace.
Know more about these exemplary individuals:
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