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Legendary Filipino singer-songwriters return to stage 'ALPAS' this June

05/16/2021 02:21:22 PM

Six of the country's prolific singer-songwriters today are set to take the stage together for one night only – although in a virtual fashion.

As fans could only enjoy concerts or live music shows at the comforts of their home, GNN Entertainment and Kumu will stage ALPAS on June 5, and it features no less than the popular and critically-acclaimed solo artists Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Barbie Almalbis, Aia de Leon, and Kitchie Nadal.

With new security and health protocols in place, the virtual showcase will be shot in advance somewhere in a ‘familiar’ music venue that serves as a second home to a lot of progressive-leaning acts and independent bands, and in Spain, where one of its artists, Kitchie Nadal is currently based. Expect the iconic singer-songwriters to perform their biggest hits and rarities in a stripped-down format, and collaborate for a special ‘medley’ number arranged by renowned musical director, Ronaldo Tomas. 
“Music feels more essential than usual in the time of pandemic,” kumu Live Events Manager Lorraine Alelis said in a statement. “It’s quite challenging to find a sustainable workaround to help artists connect with their fans and implement welcoming developments in the virtual concert space. ALPAS is our way to support the live music scene as we transition into the new normal. Thanks to GNN, we’re given an opportunity to push boundaries, build a system around it, and help more people in the concert industry who have lost jobs.”
ALPAS marks the first time that the six top-notch performers will be equally headlining a show after having performed as solo acts or part of a collective. 

Through the years, the singer-songwriter trio (Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, and Bullet Dumas) have staged three-peat sold-out concerts at the Music Museum (2x) and Kia Theatre (1x) in 2015, 2016 and 2018 respectively, while the queens of alternative rock (Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis and Kitchie Nadal) have performed as a group in two sold-out concerts at the Music Museum in 2016 and 2017, and a benefit virtual concert in 2020 to raise funds for the employees of indie music venues in Metro Manila. All of these shows – named Dama and Secrets, respectively – were organized and produced by the Manila-based music events and PR agency.

ALPAS will premiere on 5 June 2021 at the country's popular online community platform for livestreamers. The show begins at 6:00PM. Tickets for ALPAS are now available for purchase via Kumu, with a price of P499 for general admission. For details on how to buy tickets, go to this site:  

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