Ryan Cayabyab on US Concert Tour in October
RYAN Cayabyab, one of the purveryors of Original Pilipino music, if not the originator of OPM, is coming for a long-awaited concert tour which brings the Maestro and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers to New Jersey, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Honolulu.
Upsize your love for Original Pilipino Music
On Spotify, despite the presence of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) playlists, these remain outnumbered by playlists showcasing foreign songs. As of this writing, the same commercial music streaming service's “Top 50 Chart for Philippines” signifies OPM ...
Using sing-alongs to push Original Pilipino Music
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TURN on the radio and chances are what is playing is the latest big pop hit from the US. Despite decades of promotion, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) still makes relatively rare appearances on the top charts of pop stations. Even on Spotify, OPM ...
OPM artists support 'Notang Pinoy'
FilipiNotes, a regular open mic dedicated to Original Pilipino Music continues to receive attention and interest from OPM artists, practitioners and lovers of the craft. Fueled with the objective of encouraging more people to experience local ...
The boy band from New Jersey
This is the first time for me to watch Volante, who I know to be an Original Pilipino Music singer, but please don't ask me what songs he has popularized. He captures Valli's speech and falsetto vocals ever so skillfully. But he's also such a competent ...
Mainstreaming Original Pilipino Music
There exists a difference between international Original Pilipino Music (OPM) concerts that cater exclusively to an OFW audience, and those that engage with listeners beyond the Filipino diaspora, where consumer markets are defined not so much by a ...
Manila's disco sound of the '70s coming to Los Angeles
Produced by filmmaker and local DJ-host Joel Quizon and Rani de Leon, “Disco Manila” will relive familiar sounds of the martial law years. Much of the “Manila sound” derives from Original Pilipino Music (OPM) compositions popularized by the HotDogs ...
Musicians, composers urge the public: 'Wag maliitin ang notang Pinoy!
The community released a video detailing the best parts of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), hoping to inspire more people to share their feelings for the genre. Singer Dingdong Avanzado quipped, "Nothing compares to OPM when we want to express how we ...
A new day for Original Pilipino Music
RACHEL WITH DAD HAJJI and Ryan Cayabyab at the rehearsals for the PhilPOP finals night on July 14. Photo courtesy of Alynna Velasquez. MANILA, Philippines - The year was 1978. I woke up with a start in my Lolo Eddie's arms as he started jumping up ...
Jim Paredes: Embrace OPM
MANILA, Philippines – Jim Paredes believes that Original Pilipino Music artists and Filipinos should embrace OPM before the world recognizes it. “I've always said before that for us to become international, we have to come in as Filipinos,” he said in ...