Original Pilipino Music.
There is this new show on ABS CBN channel called I Love OPM which started over the weekend. It only airs during Saturdays and Sundays. As the airtime was a bit late, I was not able to watch the initial showing but Josef did and he said it was lovely, the concept is new and interesting. I don’t really watch television every day but sometimes there are programs worth waiting for. They feature Pilipino music composed by talented Filipino musicians/artists and what makes it all the more interesting is that all participants of the show are foreigners. They sure know how to speak Tagalog.
Last night, we watched the Sunday edition – it’s entertainment at its best. There were three featured individual contestants and a group from Korea – one is an Arab guy who is fluent in Tagalog, another one is a shy Indian who has a big crush on Anne Curtis. The third one is a Russian lady who is married to a Filipino guy and said that she loves the Philippines. The group from Korea sang and danced. The Russian lady did a rap. They really went out of their way to learn the Pilipino language and speak it like a native. It’s kind of amazing when you see a foreign face singing a Tagalog song.
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley