Monday, April 4, 2016

Akapela: Philippines' First Full Contemporary A Cappella Concert

Wazzup Pilipinas!

The Philippine Contemporary A cappella Society beams with pride as it presents AKAPELA, a one-of-its-kind, one-night-only contemporary a capella concert featuring two of this generation’s most talented and in demand vocal acts in the country today namely: PINOPELA and BAIHANA.

Pinopela is an alumni group of the internationally acclaimed choral group, Saint Louis University Glee Club and was originally formed for the singular purpose of competing in the Akapela Open, but since placing second in 2013 and further after winning the championship in 2014, the group has evolved into a true professional. Pinopela began accepting invitations to perform at various functions after their warm reception at the Akapela Open 2013, and has since then wowed innumerable audiences previously unacquainted to contemporary a capella. The group opened the Myx Mo 2015 anniversary concert at the MOA concert grounds, that became one of the concert highlights, with an all a cappella opm number with some of the country’s biggest stars ! The group’s lone female beatbox also bagged the Mossimo Music Summit 2015 title last year. This year, Pinopela qualified for two international a cappella competitions and will battle head on with other international groups.

Baihana is an all-female vocal trio that creates, arranges and performs music that is uniquely refreshing to young and old alike. Let Krina Cayabyab, Anna Graham and Mel Torre take you back in time with their doo-wop take on standards and current radio hits. Whether you’re a devout jazz lover or someone searching for entertainment after a hard day’s work, Baihana has something for you and much, much more.
Philippine Contemporary A capella Society is a young and dynamic group spearheaded by Krina Cayabyab and JJ Valiente Pimpinio that aims to demonstrate leadership in the development, awareness, innovation, and education of the contemporary a cappella community so that every Filipino music creator, singer, educator and fan of this genre may further extend the love for vocal music.

Their mission is to promote and cultivate contemporary a cappella music in the Philippines through performance opportunities, recognition and education; to foster local artists that they be recognized around the world; and to enrich Original Pilipino Music through vocal music.

The artistic team of AKAPELA is composed of Mara Paulina Marasigan – Director; Krina Cayabyab & JJ Pimpinio – Musical Directors; Stephen Vinas – Choreographer; Meliton Roxas – Lights Designer and D Cortezano – Technical Director.

Akapela is set to be held at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium,, RCBC Plaza, Makati on the evening of April 23 Saturday at 7:30PM.

For tickets, visit The Ryan Cayabyab Music School
at the basement of Robinsons Galleria with telephone numbers 914 5055 and 637 9840 or call JJ Pimpinio at 09176780952.


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