Tipanan (Rendezvous) is a convergence of different musical styles from the Philippine islands. From the sublime to the rhythmically charged, harana (serenade) to tribal dance, this collection showcases the diversity of Philippine music along with its most trusted instrument.
The influence of Spain, the assimilation of American pop, the staying power of the rural folk songs, and the exoticism of indigenous rhythms, yield a picturesque canvas of a culture like no other.
Florante Aguilar, classical guitar and octavina (track #11)
With special guest Michael Walsh, 2nd guitar on Nais Ko and Radyo Tipanan.
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/
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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]