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WATCH: Artists perform ahead of Asean Music Festival

/ 12:42 PM November 13, 2017

Artists from the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member-states gave media a glimpse Monday of the pieces they will perform during the Asean Music Festival on Tuesday night.

During a press briefing, the artists performed a rearranged and contemporary version of the “Asean Spirit” song with lyrics by National Artist and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chair Virgilio Almario, and music by Josefino Toledo.

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The artists also performed parts of their original pieces before members of media at the International Media Center at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

National Commission on the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) International Affairs Office head Annie Luis and Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) artistic director Maribel Legarda hold a press briefing on the ASEAN Music Festival at the International Media Center (IMC) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017.Hosted by the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN, in partnership with Ayala Land, the festival will highlight performances of local artists from nine ASEAN member-countries.#ASEAN2017#31stASEANSummit

Posted by ASEAN 2017 on Sunday, November 12, 2017

“We’re going to have Asean bands. Two or three will be solo acts, but the rest will be bands. There’ll be jazz, there’ll be traditional, rock music. We really brought a wide array of talent for this concert,” said Maribel Legarda, director of Asean music festival and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).

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The music festival will highlight performances from nine Asean countries and from Philippine artists like Franco, Silent Sanctuary, The Ransom Collective, Parokya ni Edgar, and Ben & Ben.

Artists from other Asean countries include D’hask from Brunei, Nimith and Sophia from Cambodia, Mia Halida from Indonesia, Sack Cells from Lao PDR, Nading Rhapsody from Malaysia, Eint Chit from Myanmar, Asia 7 from Thailand, Tuan Anh from Vietnam,

Tuesday’s concert starting 7 p.m. at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City will be open to the public, free of charge.

It will also be live-streamed.

“You can watch on Youtube but the experience of watching it live would never be the same,” Legarda said.

For questions and inquiries, organizers may be reached at 0956-591-3367. /cbb

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TAGS: ASEAN, Asean Music Festival, Asean Spirit, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Features, Josefino Toledo, Makati City, Maribel Legarda, National Artist and National Commission for Culture and the Arts, NCCA, Virgilio Almario
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