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.
Sage Baggott is a third-generation drummer raised in the Bay Area and Austin, Texas. With a father in the music business, his early musical education consisted of hanging out in nightclubs, ordering Shirley Temples on the band’s tab, and listening to a variety of musicians and musical styles, from Western Swing and country to Zydeco, R&B, Tex-Mex, jazz and straight up rock and roll. He studied music from an early age, focusing on drum set and latin percussion, and has performed with many different bands and artists, including Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, Conspiracy of Beards, Awesöme Orchestra Collective, Los Cenzontles, Los Lobos guitarist/singer David Hidalgo, Tex-Mex accordionist Santiago Jimenez, Cuban percussionists Jesus Diaz, Roberto Borrell and Carlos Caro, famed songwriter and Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks, Flamenco performers La Tania, Chus Alonso, Alex Conde, Carola Zertuche, Jesus Montoya, and Clara Rodriguez, as well as ongoing performances with Florante. He currently composes music for film, commercial projects and video games with his company Spiky Blimp.