October 31, 2006

Good Nostalgia Reads In The Pinoy Blogoshpere

Rep's 'The Sound Of Music', Circa 1980 (By: Airs In G)
The Batasan Hills are alive with the sound of Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel's music. Lame pun. Can't help it, though. You see, that's Risa Hontiveros right there in the picture, third from left, decades before she became the fiery Akbayan party-list representative in Congress. Just 14 years old in 1980, she played one of Captain Von Trapp's seven children in Repertory Philippines' stellar production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," directed by the late Bibot Amador.

Consider the other cast members: (from left) Menchu Lauchengco (now Yulo, then 17 and playing Liesl), Raymond Lauchengco (14, honing his chops for "Bagets" and "Farewell" a few years down the road), Javier Arriaga (12), Monique Wilson (10), Lea Salonga (9), and Angela Adams (5).
Read the entire article at: http://gibbscadiz.blogspot.com

The Metro Pop1978-1985 (By: Letters From Canberra)
When Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972, Filipino artists began to skirt around chaos and propaganda by coming up with artistic creations that supposedly celebrated nuances of what can be considered “Philippine”. A number of Filipino artistic creations in literature, music, dance, visual arts, film, television, etc. Also contained thinly-disguised political messages that narrowly escaped the prying eyes of the local board of censors. This scenario was clearly evident even after the rise of original Pilipino music (OPM), also during that time.
Read the entire article at: http://todaimitaka.blogspot.com

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Anonymous said...

hi there, many many thanks for including my Rep piece in your roundup. much obliged. :)

gibbs cadiz

wendell said...

thanks so much too for plugging my metro pop piece--even beside my good friend gibbs!

there's an article i had written in june 2006 on pilita corrales as the 1st female recording artist to land in the australian pop charts--ahead of olivia newton john, helen reddy, marcia hines, kate ceberano, kylie minogue, tina arena and delta goodrem.




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