Contest on for symphonic music inspired by Banaue

MUSIC THAT extols the beauty of the centuries-old rice terraces and traditions of the Ifugaos is at the heart of the newly launched Banaue International Music Composition Competition (BIMCC), said Josefino “Chino” Toledo, the competition’s artistic director. “The restoration has been underway for a few years now but this competition was made to further gain […] The post Contest on for symphonic music inspired by Banaue appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Multimillion international symphonic composition contest launched to save Banaue Rice Terraces

An international symphonic competition has been organized to highlight efforts at preserving the Banaue Rice Terraces. Sponsored by Universal Harvester Inc., with the Municipality of Banaue, the tilt seeks to give tribute to the music and culture of rice-farming communities living around the terraces. The International Symphonic Competition for Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration was announced in a press conference hosted by Universal Harvester at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La hotel. The rice terraces, which consist of five clusters in Banaue and Kiangan municipalities, are considered a cultural and natural heritage. They are inscribed in the World Heritage L...Keep on reading: Multimillion international symphonic composition contest launched to save Banaue Rice Terraces.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Refugee baby inspires French Eurovision quest

Mercy was born in March 2017 on the Aquarius, the vessel which rescued her Nigerian mother as she attempted the perilous crossing from Libya to seek a new life in Europe. Like so many before, the people smugglers had little regard for their human cargo and the boat she sailed on soon began to sink. Madame Monsieur --- Emilie Satt, 29, and Jean-Karl Lucas, 35 --- were rehearsing in the studio when they saw a photo of the just born Mercy on Twitter. "We were really moved by this story; we wanted to put into music the feelings it inspired in us," they told AFP in an interview. Then when they were chosen to represent France at this year's Eurovision contest in Lisbon, "We kne...Keep on reading: Refugee baby inspires French Eurovision quest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Jose Mari Chan’s one-man effort to usher in Christmas in September

Christmas hits of multi-awarded musician Jose Mari Chan has become a staple on the playlist of radios and piped-in music in malls and stores as soon as September starts. And Filipinos do notice! They share witty memes about him on social media and recount the many ways that veteran crooner and composer have inspired the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Poland holds 1st Chopin contest on historical instruments

      WARSAW, Poland --- The world's first Frederic Chopin piano competition performed on instruments from the composer's era has opened in Warsaw, aiming to revive the sound and technique of the music as it was written in the 19th century.   Thirty pianists from the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and across Europe will perform works by Chopin and other Polish composers of his time, as well as by Johan Sebastian Bach. The Polish compositions include those by Chopin's piano teacher, Jozef Elsner.   The competitors will begin performances on original and reconstructed period instruments, including Erard and Pleyel pianos, on Tuesday at th...Keep on reading: Poland holds 1st Chopin contest on historical instruments.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018


Students perform a dance during the Higalaay carnival street dance contest in Cagayan de Oro on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Inspired by the Carnival festival in Brazil, the street dance is one of the key events in the celebration of the feast of St. Augustine, the patron saint of Cagayan de Oro on August 28. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Kean on Unique: I didn’t take him away from IV of Spades

I don't want any drama---what's important to me is making good music and art," said musician Kean Cipriano, who belied online accusations that he coaxed young artist Unique Salonga into leaving his former band, IV of Spades, so he could sign him up as a solo artist under his new label. "I felt sad when I learned that Unique had disengaged from the band. I'm a fan. They were tight and have great songs. But then, I was getting feedback that I took him away from his band," Kean told reporters at the recent press launch of O/C Records. "There's no way I would do that." Kean, who used to manage the retro-inspired IV of Spades---which is now left with Zildjian Benitez, Badjao de Cast...Keep on reading: Kean on Unique: I didn’t take him away from IV of Spades.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Lisbon-influenced music for Madonna

Madonna and son David Banda Having lived in Portugal for the past year, it only made sense, Madonna said, that her upcoming album would be inspired by the country's music scene. 'How coul.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Madonna has an album coming this year

Madonna revealed she has an album coming out before the year's end, and said its music is inspired in part by her new home city of Lisbon. In an interview with........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Lush made a bath bomb inspired by Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman”

If you haven't seen Ariana Grande's "God Is A Woman" music video yet, what are you doing? If you have seen it, you would have seen her floating in pastel-colored water, which is everyone's bathtub dream, including Ariana's. She did say that she would "do anything" to make it happen. And that dream might not be that far anymore. omg @lushcosmetics i'll do anything --- Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 15, 2018 Lush saw the photos circulating the Internet, including and decided to experiment on making one. According to Glamour, Lush product inventor Jack Constantine started working on it right away. He even shared the process on Instagram. A post shared by Jack Constan...Keep on reading: Lush made a bath bomb inspired by Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Do you want to be a K-pop idol? There is a contest for that

KOREAN POP idols are all the craze not just in Asia but worldwide — BTS headlined the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and even appeared on Ellen; Big Bang celebrated its 10th anniversary by guesting on CNN’s Talk Asia; and Korean music festivals featuring boy and girl groups are making the rounds of Europe and the Middle East. K-pop fame is indeed enticing — although the road to stardom is never easy......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Hymns for Banaue

By Niña Elyca Ruiz, Contributor Significant efforts to conserve the Banaue Rice Terraces are music to our ears…sometimes literally. Recently, 20 composers were chosen to undergo a cultural immersion and fine-tune their music as part of the semi-final round of the very first Banaue International Music Composition Competition (BIMCC). Launched in November last year, the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Julie Anne San Jose is proud of herself for writing her own songs

After releasing her latest single for her upcoming EP, Julie Anne San Jose talked to about her music. When asked about writing her own songs she said it was a "very gratifying experience." "The moment you hear the final product---the arrangement, music, and lyrics all coming together---is satisfying. It makes me feel proud." A post shared by Jules San Jose (@myjaps) on Jun 21, 2018 at 9:00am PDT Her new song "Tayong Dalawa" is supposed to be about a long distance relationship, the opposite of her current situation. She is currently dating actor Benjamin Alves. "I guess it's not applicable to me because I'm happy right now. But I was inspired by the though...Keep on reading: Julie Anne San Jose is proud of herself for writing her own songs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Andy Grammer promises fans high-energy performances in PH show

While some pop artists burst into the scene at a young age and enjoy a meteoric rise to fame, others take a longer path to success, like the American pop-rock/soul artist Andy Grammer. He started to write songs at 15. He studied music in his early 20s. But it wasn't until he was 26 that he was discovered while playing on the streets of a shopping and dining district in downtown Santa Monica, California. And then, finally, at 30, he scored his first Billboard Top 10 hit with country-inspired pop tune "Honey, I'm Good." But Andy wouldn't have it any other way, even if given the choice. "I'm really grateful for all the success I have had. And in many ways I'm thankful that I had to wo...Keep on reading: Andy Grammer promises fans high-energy performances in PH show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Youtube Fanfest, Creator Camp & Taytay Tiangge – Manila Vlog – Manila Video

Hi mga bibies! (Quack!) Welcome to another vlog. Hope you enjoy and please like and subscribe! Love you all! XOXO ⬇️ Music ⬇️ Dj Quads – Gonna Miss U Joakim Karud – Keep On Going Dj Quads – Downtown Funk Ikson – Nowhere LAKEY INSPIRED – Better Days ⬇️ Vlogging Gears ⬇️ • MAIN Camera… link: Youtube Fanfest, Creator Camp & Taytay Tiangge – Manila Vlog – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

What Anne Curtis and Karylle Love About Korean Music and Drama

Before 2017 ended, Anne Curtis and Karylle announced that they're officially business partners. The two ladies opened a KTV restobar named Rockstar, which features themed rooms inspired by musical legends like Beyonc, Prince, and Elvis Presley. There's also a K-pop room because both Anne and Karylle are avid fans. "I've always wanted to be a partner for a KTV. So when K called me and said that they're opening Rockstar, I was so happy!" Anne told everyone. "This is a place where non-singers can become superstars. Just like me!" She also showcased her singing talent, together with Karylle and Spongecola vocalist Yael Yuzon, with Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back." In the middle...Keep on reading: What Anne Curtis and Karylle Love About Korean Music and Drama.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Poetry, music, performances at literary fair Wordello

Literary Fair Wordello May 5, 5 p.m. onwards Casa Real, Acacia Ave., Acacia Estates, Taguig City IN A GRAND ancestral home this Saturday, some of the country’s finest writers and poets will gather for Wordello, a gothic-themed literary fair and fund-raiser inspired by the Poetry Brothel in New York. Hosted by the Likhaan Creative Writing […] The post Poetry, music, performances at literary fair Wordello appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

How To Cop BTS’ Fashion Sense

"Music is not just about listening anymore... You can see it nowadays...the visuals are very important," BTS' Suga said in aBillboard interview last February. Indeed, fashion is essential in the success of any K-pop group and BTS obviously is killing the game. Their outfits at the 2017 AMAs red carpet has captured the attention of esteemed fashion publications, includingVogue. Even our own Kris Aquino has been converted to afull-fledged fan because of one of their Gucci jackets. They are well on their way to becoming fashion icons so we can't blame you if you would get inspired to start following their fashion sense. Get your wallets ready because the boys don't skimp on clothes. ...Keep on reading: How To Cop BTS’ Fashion Sense.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Jessica Hagedorn’s ‘Gangster of Love’ goes onstage

  SAN FRANCISCO --- Singer, songwriter and poet Golda Sargento has been cast to play Raquel "Rocky" Rivera in Jessica Hagedorn's play "The Gangster of Love."   This world premiere, based on Hagedorn's novel of the same title, concludes Magic Theatre's 2017--18 season and will be helmed by the group's artistic director Loretta Greco.   Inspired by Hagedorn's own immigration story from Manila to San Francisco, the play is about Rocky Rivera and her eccentric family who live in the Haight area during the 1970s. Amidst a time of conflict, social change, and artistic flourishing, Rivera comes of age as she interacts with other immigrant artists---poets, music...Keep on reading: Jessica Hagedorn’s ‘Gangster of Love’ goes onstage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Call for entries to FASO’s first orchestral composition contest

LOS ANGELES -- The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, is calling for entries to its International Orchestral Composition Competition. The orchestra launched its first composition competition to promote Philippine folk music and to commemorate its 10th anniversary this year. FASO, which is under the musical direction of Robert "Bob" Shroder, is encouraging composers to submit original compositions for full orchestra (no vocals) that incorporate themes from any Philippine folk songs and are between three and five minutes in length. The winning composition will have its world premiere in FASO's 10th anni...Keep on reading: Call for entries to FASO’s first orchestral composition contest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Koreas combined women s hockey team debuts in friendly

By Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Wearing a powder-blue logo of a map symbolizing peace between the Koreas, the most talked-about team at this year's Olympics finally saw game action Sunday in a friendly that drew thousands of spectators in a country that never previously showed much passion for ice hockey. The North and South Korean women's hockey players, who only began practicing together about a week ago as a combined team, showed plenty of fight in their first competitive test, crashing the boards and throwing their bodies to stop pucks and opponents, but never really threatened in a 3-1 loss to world No. 5 Sweden in Incheon, South Korea. The Koreans will play Sweden again on Feb. 12 during the Olympic tournament. But the outcome didn't seem to matter to the capacity crowd of 3,000 at the Seonhak International Ice Rink. Fans waved miniature white-and-blue flags showing a unified Korean Peninsula — the same mark on the players' uniforms — and chanted "We are one" while screaming whenever the Koreans got on the break. The arena thunderously erupted when South Korean forward Park Jong-ah cut the deficit to 2-1 during the first period. The Korean players stood to the Korean traditional tune of "Arirang" at the start of the game, instead of their respective national anthems, and received warm applause as they left the arena after the contest. "I think that the North Korean players played really well — this is one of the biggest crowds they played in front of," said Sarah Murray, the joint team's Canadian head coach. "Being added 12 days ago and not getting to practice together all that much, they played our system pretty well, so I am proud of them." The team's North Korean coach, Pak Chol Ho, said the Koreas "can do anything if they do things as one." He left the postgame news conference without taking questions. The joint Koreas team highlights a series of conciliatory measures the war-separated rivals took for the Pyeongchang games, which South Korea sees as an opportunity to revive meaningful communication with North Korea following an extended period of animosity and diplomatic stalemate over the North's nuclear program. The Olympics begin Friday, with Pyeongchang, a relatively small South Korean ski resort town, hosting the skiing, snowboarding and sliding events, and Gangneung, a coastal city about an hour's drive away, hosting the hockey, skating and curling events. North Korea plans to send hundreds of people to the games, including athletes, officials, artists and a 230-member cheering group. Skeptics think the country is trying to use the games to weaken U.S.-led sanctions and pressure and buy more time to advance its nuclear weapons and missiles arsenal. The decision to create the joint hockey team, which wasn't reached until January, triggered heated debate in South Korea, where many people thought the South Korean players were being unfairly asked to sacrifice playing time to their North Korean teammates, who are seen as less skilled and experienced. Murray, who coached South Korea before taking over the combined team, had also expressed concerns over team chemistry. Sunday's friendly was Murray's only opportunity to experiment with potential lineups in game situations before the start of the Olympics. She previously said the North Koreans' hard-hitting style would be suited for her fourth line, a group of players asked to provide physical play in short bursts while giving their teammates with greater scoring responsibilities a chance to rest. But after seeing them in practice and now in game action, she sees potentially bigger roles for some of the North Koreans, including Jong Su Hyon, a forward who Murray says has broken onto her second line. "They are eager to learn and get better," Murray said about the North Koreans. "We have been having team meetings with them and they ask so many questions. The meeting's supposed to be 15 minutes, and an hour later we are still talking and we are still watching video." The Korean players, at least on the surface, appear to be getting along. They arrived at the arena Sunday relaxed and playful, stretching and jumping in the hallway to get loose before gathering in a scrum and shouting "Team Korea!" Seven of the players later formed a circle and started kicking around a rubber ball, giggling whenever the ball bounced away from them. Amid a heavy police presence, hundreds of supporters began gathering outside the stadium hours before the game despite the icy weather, including dozens who danced to music in matching white parkas and hoodies with the peninsula logo and shouted "Win, Korea!" "I don't even care about the results, I just want to cheer for them and see them work together and help each other out on the ice," said Kim Hye-ryeon, 42, who brought her two children, 8 and 6, to the game. Kim Won-jin, a 33-year-old who made a several-hour trip to the game with his wife and 3 1/2-year-old son from the city of Daejeon, hoped the Korean players had overcome any uneasiness they may have had over the distribution of playing time. "If we ever get unified again, these young players of the South and North will be able to look back and be proud that what they did contributed to a historic change," he said. Not everyone was happy. Across the street from the arena, dozens of anti-Pyongyang activists glumly waved South Korean and U.S. flags to denounce what they said had become the "Pyongyang Olympics." They roared as one of the protesters ripped the banner of the peninsula logo atop a van......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018