Excerpt from Aswang the Concert, featuring Kyle de Ocera and the Fandangueros. Enjoy!
PAGKAMATAY NI ISAGANI (Death of Isagani) This is the story of Isagani, a fisherman-by-day and spy-by-night during the time of the Philippine Revolution. The song finds him being pursued by the Spanish soldiers through the jungles of Cavite province after a failed mission.
Isagani was racing to escape to the ocean and rendezvous with his love Candida but he was shot just before reaching the cliff. He falls to his death into the waters.
Legend has it that he was revived by ‘syokoys’ - humanoid sea creatures whom Isagani once saved when they were trapped by fishing nets. As he became one of them, the memory of Candida and his former life fades.
The world premier of Aswang the Concert is in 7 days! See it for as little as $12! Group rates available for 5 or more. Early Bird ticket prices are: Senior/Student $12 General Admission $20/ Group rate $15 VIP Individual $30 / VIP Group rate $24 (VIP includes a Free Florante Aguilar CD to be picked up at the door) Get your tickets today at aswangconcert.brownpapertickets.com/
Tickets at the door General Admission $35, Seniors and Students $15 ... See MoreSee Less
Aswang the Concert is featured in the Napa Valley Register!
“I would say that the music is the result of my admiration of Stephen Sondheim and Led Zeppelin, plus traditional Filipino music with a dash of flamenco." says Florante C. Aguilar of his world premiere of ASWANG starting 01.28.18 at Napa Valley College Performing Arts. [theaterNapaValley.org]
I'm so excited to present Aswang the Concertin Napa this January 28, 2018. I hope you can join us in this re-telling of the stories about scary creatures from Philippine mythology and how they came to be. In song form no less!
“ASWANG is inspired by Philippine ghosts stories that we enjoyed telling each other when we were growing up in the province. I wanted those creatures to come alive and tell their own stories from their point of view.” - Florante Aguilar, Composer & Lyricist
Featuring original music and lyrics by Florante Aguilar, ASWANG is performed in Tagalog with English supertitles.
Cast Charmaine Clamor as Manananggal Leon Palad as Tikbalang Kyle de Ocera as Isagani/Syokoy Giovanni Ortega as The Host Kristine Sinajon as Candida/Lady in White
Music performed by the Fandangueros Florante Aguilar, Guitar Chus Alonso, Flute and Laud Sage Baggott, Percussion Greg Kehret, Double Bass
Lighting Design by Kevin Myrick Sound Engineer Chris Bell Costume Design by Lara G. Waters Make-up by Mindy Sugino Produced by Fides Enriquez and Florante Aguilar Co-Produced by Esperanza Catubig Story by Florante Aguilar and Fides Enriquez Directed by Fides Enriquez ... See MoreSee Less