While at all times retaining a respect for tradition, guitarist Florante Aguilar and singer Lori Abucayan have successfully reinterpreted traditional folk music from their homeland and made it accessible for a whole new global audience.
Their debut album entitled Paraiso captures Florante and Lori’s fresh style and successfully illustrates their dynamic musical perspectives.
The appeal of this record crosses generational and national boundaries. Although the songs are recognisable to those already familiar with the warm Filipino sound, Florante’s contemporary arrangements and Lori’s soulful vocals make this album universally inviting.
Lori Abucayan, vocals Florante Aguilar, acoustic guitar MIngo Lewis, percussion Boyet Aguilar, acoustic bass guitar Mike Walsh, 2nd guitar on track 5
Catch a special screening of Harana the Movie in Concord on April 22, 730pm. A joint presentation to benefit St. Bonaventure and St. Francis Church. Followed by Q&A with Harana producers. ... See MoreSee Less
Catch a special screening of Harana the Movie in Concord on Apri
April 22, 2017, 7:30pm - April 22, 2017, 11:30pm
Harana, a documentary on the search for the lost art of serenade.
Presented with English subtitles.
For ticket info, info: 925-207-1608 * 925-682-5447 * 925-285-2613
Very honored to receive the 2016 Music Composition Awards from the Gerbode Foundation. Big thanks to Alleluia Panis DanceTheater and Kularts for the support and collaboration over the years - from Lalawigan (2009), Aswang (2013), Maseg (2014), She Who Can See (2015), Bae Makiling (2016), and now Utom (2018/2019).
Looking forward to writing Utom, a contemporary composition based on the music of the T-boli people and inspired by the mythical story of the deity Boi Henwu.
From Lalawigan, a call to resist and fight for freedom. Appropriate for these times. -Team FA Performed at the Asian Art Museum SF in 2011 Featuring Giovanni Jose (vocals), Sage Baggott (percussion), Ron Quesada (octavina), Jessica Ivry (cello)