I just had a wonderful interview with a popular wedding magazine. The featured topic happens to be " Weddings: Its more FUN in the Philippines"
I shared a wedding we will be doing sometime in December where the theme is actually Filipiniana.
This truly has its sets of challenges mainly because Filipino music is so diverse and influenced that you might wanna say its pretty much like what i heard from somewhere, there is no distinct sound when it comes to Philippine Music. What we are known for is the ability to interpret it in a way close to Filipino hearts. Copying it and turning it into our own. Think of the Jeepney, the tricycle. Take any music, when interpreted by Filipinos, we do it way better. I just didn't try to mention that WORD " Ingenuity " which Filipinos are very known for.
I wanted to do a wedding with Rondalla welcoming the guests, Chamber Orchestra playing old Church music, strolling musicians welcoming the guests to a Filipino-inspired Restaurant like one in Intramuros or at Antonio's in Tagaytay. Kundiman singers serenading with a guitar player on their own take of "Maalala Mo Kaya". We would be taking this challenge on reviving our beautiful music, our own Philippine music to showcase the talents, the experience and why Weddings are more FUN in the Philippines. Why is it more fun again?
... Because Filipinos don't just copy, we do things WAY better!!!