Excerpt from Aswang the Concert performed and recorded live at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center.
PAGKAMATAY NI ISAGANI (Death of Isagani)
This is the story of Isagani, a fisherman-by-day and spy-by-night during 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.
From ASWANG THE CONCERT
Music and Lyrics by FLORANTE AGUILAR
Directed by FIDES ENRIQUEZ
Isagani – KYLE DE OCERA
Performed by FANDANGUEROS
FLORANTE AGUILAR, guitar
CHUS ALONSO, laud
SAGE BAGGOTT, percussion
GREG KEHRET, Bass