Sunday, July 8, 2007

Riyadh's Finest.....

Chris Luzana, Cyndy dela Cruz, Kervin Sawyer and Vanessa Santiago
(Photos by: allandiazsyfu)

Even thousand miles away from the Philippines, the Pinoy’s love for music is still evident.

Recently, the Asosasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (APM) ( a group of singers in Riyadh) celebrates its 2nd anniversary thru a musical concert dubbed as “Awit Alay Kay Kabayan” at the Liwasang Bonifacio Ground, Philippine Embassy, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Contrary to the expectation of those who believe that performing arts has no place in Saudi Arabia, APM is one of the cultural organizations in Riyadh that provides musical entertainment to the Filipinos craving for something different to ease their boredom.

The bravura voice of 16 year old power-belter Cyndy dela Cruz has allured the audience. From fast, ballad and OPM songs, she remains to be the best entertainer in Riyadh.

The ballad performances of veteran singers Kate Destura, Wilson Mendoza, Joy Catalan and Stephen Fuentes complement the sentimental moods of OFWs, with their families and loved ones, inside the embassy.

The audiences get even thrilled when heartthrobs Kenneth Sawyer, Chris Luzana, Ryan Comandante and Pinoy Pop Superstar World Challenger Kervin Sawyer (just arrived after competing in GMA PPS in Manila) gave all-out performances that turned the crowd to go a little wild.

The crowd was enamored by the impressive voices of promising teen singers Vanessa Ann Santiago and Neribe Doloricon, who, at their early ages, had shown potential to be great singers someday.

Aside from their regular members, the APM Star Kids made their first appearances. The audience was impressed by the innate talents of Birit Bulilit’s finalists Pia Marie Paulican and Seaninne Ann dela Cruz, together with Malik Mariano and star-material Vimar Allan Tanquerido, who sang “Immortality”.

Jeff Almendras heads the said organization..

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