GMA Network’s unwavering support for Filipinos affected by the pandemic continues through the online fundraising concert, “Bayanihan Musikahan”. Initiated by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, the fundraising concert has raised over P75 million to aid different individuals most affected by the global crisis.
This Friday, May 29, the biggest and brightest Kapuso stars in the music industry will join the final “Musikahan Huntahan” segment this season, bannered by Asia’s Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose, internationally-acclaimed singing sensation Aicelle Santos, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, and Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha.
Julie Anne is one of the country’s most accomplished singer-songwriters with a string of chart-toppings hits. At the young age of 20, she received the “Diamond Record Award” from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI). Last year, she was hailed as the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Female Pop Artist of the Year and received the Awit Awards for Album of the Year & Best Collaboration Performance. She is currently the Music Ambassador of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) and a host of GMA’s all-original reality singing competition, The Clash.
Rock and Soul Diva Aicelle Santos, on the other hand, has conquered the global stage as Gigi in the London production of Miss Saigon and as the country’s representative in Beijing’s Asian Culture Carnival. She also stepped in the iconic role of Elsa in “Himala: Isang Musikal”, from which she was recognized as the Most Outstanding female lead from the Gawad Buhay Awards in 2019. She is currently a mainstay on GMA’s variety show, All-Out Sundays, and a judge in the Network’s singing competition for kids, Centerstage.
Over the years, Christian Bautista has garnered awards as a singer, a recording artist, and a model public figure. In 2003, his self-titled multi-platinum album with hits such as “The Way You Look at Me” and “Hands to Heaven” gained popularity not just in the Philippines but all over Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. He is also currently a mainstay on ‘All-Out Sundays’ and a judge on ‘The Clash’.
A distinguished figure in the Philippine music industry, Lani Misalucha has dipped her feet into pop, rock, jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, and operatic arias. She has held a series of successful concerts, establishing her career as one of the most versatile and standout performers in the country. She is also currently a judge on GMA-7’s ‘The Clash’.
The ‘Bayanihan Musikahan’ concert has given aid to thousands of homeless families, patients and medical personnel, as well as music production staff financially displaced by the pandemic. The proceeds were used to provide hot meals to homeless individuals temporarily housed in several colleges and universities, patients and medical personnel of quarantine centers and hospitals; and to distribute food packs to residents of urban poor communities within NCR, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, as well as Cebu City, and to the indigenous communities on Polillo Island (Dumagat) and Sultan Kudarat (Teduray).
For donation links, visit www.facebook.com/bayanihanmusikahan (https://web.facebook.com/bayanihanmusikahan/?_rdc=1&_rdr)/. All donation links will be active until May 30.
Don’t miss the ‘Bayanihan-Musikahan’ session live this Friday, 8PM, on GMA Network’s official Facebook page.