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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Select Filipino music artists team up for the music video of Bagani, an anthem celebrating 500th anniversary of Victory of Mactan

05/04/21 08:21:09 PM

Some of the notable artists teamed up together to create a music video for a song that celebrates the 500th anniversary of Victory of Mactan and the Philippines’ role in the first circumnavigation of the world. 

The visual accompaniment for Bagani was released this past Friday (30 April 2020) and it featured no other less than an all-star ensemble organized by  PhilPop and The National Quincentennial Committee, with the help of Jude Gitamondoc of Kadasig and Jeremy Sarmiento of MinPop.

Lending their participation to the special project are award-winning singers, acclaimed musicians, Warner Music Philippines artists, and PhilPop finalists: Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios, Catriona Gray, Juris, Adelle Yu, Joemark Tumala, Jetz Tacsanan, Archie Udaundo, Chud Festejo, Ferdinand Aragon, Anthony Paeldo, Paul Pablo, Reanne Borela, Noah Alejandre, Ian Dumaplin, Angelic Mateo, Abegail Esteban, Kurt Fick, Jewel Villaflores, Kulas Basilonia, Jacky Chang, Kenneth Corvera, Nicole Asensio, Kier Franco, Nino Mas, Fernando Silva, Ava Canaceli, Giarell Apolona, Michael Cadoy, Enrique Gallardo, Novie Grace Jayme, Kenneth Reodica, Ed Miraflor Jr., Roel Rostata, Pio Dumayas, Mikhail Cansicio, Mark Armas, Michael Catarina, Juliet Bahala, Paolo Campos, Keiko Necesario, Rox Omilda, Zsaris, Dulce, Leanne Mamonong, Naara Acueza, JJ Pimpinio, Anthony Castillo, Sud Ballacer, Bayang Barrios and Nyoy Volante.

Aside from pulling off a 50+ artist roster for their appearances, the music video directed by Josh Olasiman also includes various footage from Medical City c/o Kevin Tristan A. Espiritu, and documentary films such as Jose Rizal sa Landas ng Paglaya and May Pagasa ang Bantayog ni Andres Bonifacio.

Commissioned by The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) to give its audience a feeling of hope and optimism, the song was written and composed by Roel Rostata, arranged and produced by Jungee Marcelo, with Visayan lyrics in the chorus by Jude Gitamondoc.

Bagani's chief songwriter Roel Rostata penned the song as a response to the growing challenges that the Filipino people are experiencing during the time of the pandemic, and how important it is to repurpose music as a vessel to champion resiliency and Bayanihan spirit. 
“There's no other way to rise above and make it through this pandemic other than working together,” Rostata said in a statement. “Bagani encourages the listeners to turn fears and doubts to hope and healing, to manifest dreams into reality and to embrace victory. The song also encourages listeners to be part of the solution despite all the negativity and problems.
Bagani is a result of PhilPop Bootcamp 2019, an initiative that aims to empower the next generations of contemporary Filipino singer-songwriters. While the song was recorded for the Quincentennial celebration, PhilPop Executive Director Dinah Remolacio said the song intends to expand into honoring our collective optimism and teamwork to rebuild the nation and bring to light stories of optimism and resilience. 
“Eventually, the song became larger than what it was originally intended for,” Remolacio shares. “It triggers a strong commitment to the past and our future. It evokes strength and at the same time— solidarity.”
Author: slickmaster | © 2021 The SlickMaster's Files

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