Kean Cipriano leads the first biggest battle of showbands

YOU think OPM (Original Pinoy Music) is dead? Think again even if the foreign artists are lording it over our major concert halls in the country and making a big, big killing at the box-office as well. To the detriment of our local artists but of course.

With such question being asked, 19 years old Joshua Louise P. Uy, a young soul who has a big love for the Filipino music, sees an opportunity to produce a concert that will cater to the youth and chooses Kean Cipriano to be the main icon of the event.

As a part of the young generation, Uy envisions to reach out and support Philippines’ local artists and to boost our [OPM] thus strengthening our identity as Filipinos.

Be ready for the ultimate gig that’s about to rock the Philippines this year thru the auspices of Cross and Arrow Events Management and Beginnings.

Moreover, as indie films are now one of the lifestyles that are greatly gaining popularity among the “astig” Filipinos, Callalily vocalist, Kean Cipriano has coincidentally begun a smooth transition from being a singer to being an actor through “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” an independent film that has topped the competing entries on the annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.

For more than four years and counting, the 4-piece OPM band Callalily has already made its mark on the music scene as one of the leading bands to capture the heart of the masses. With three albums and over seven singles, this group has attained a lot of achievements by now. One of these is having been awarded as the Most Promising Recording Group in the 38th Box Office Award on 2007.

“There has been a movement promoting OPM lately and to be able to sustain that advocacy, we have to reach out to the youth. I believe the youth are most likely to carry out our music legacy.

“I want to complement my mom’s vision for OPM that’s why I want to expand its audience to a larger group–the youth, since OPM mostly appeals to a much older generation, ” shares Uy when asked about his reason for producing the concert.

Note that his mother, Ma. Pelita Peralta-Uy, Managing Director of Beginnings at Twenty Plus, Inc., also shares this advocacy for OPM.

Loyalty to the Filipino nation has always been the primary crusade of Beginnings at Twenty Plus Inc., one of the country’s top media services provider–the company behind several successful events such as Last Valentine nAPO Nila, OC at the PICC, It’s Complicated, and one of the Philippines multi-awarded independent films, “Sigwa.” The concert also encourages everyone to set aside competition that ruptures the unity of our nation. For ticket inquiries and reservations, you can contact SM tickets at 470.22.22.

The concert billed ONE STAGE, ONE NIGHT at Aliw Theater on November 26, 2011 includes special guests namely Raimund Marasigan [Sandwich], Jay Durias [South Bourder], Buddy Zabala [The Dawn], Paolo Bernaldo [Moonstar 88], Eunice Jorge [Gracenote], Madeline [Paraluman], Wendell Garcia [Pupil], Bob Cañamo and Rye Sarmiento [6Cyclemind], Mike Dizon [Sandwich] and Callalily with lead vocalist, Kean Cipriano, 21, as the concert’s featured artist.

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