A night of enchantment in ‘Trip Ni Bentot’

More than 100 plus Filipino artists come together in Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2018 to entertain audiences at the Maybank Performing Arts Center at the Bonifacio Global City.

A night of enchantment in ‘Trip Ni Bentot’
OPM singer Reuben Laurente
Among the performers is Reuben Laurente whose show entitled Trip Ni Bentot is slated today.

“I have prepared a show that would basically have a little of something for everyone. This is only a 45 minute show which will offer a good mix of old and new, some our tribute to my musical icons, some are songs that are definitive of my journey as an artist. Trip Ni Bentot is very literal, as these are the things and the songs na ‘trip’ ko , that I know a lot of my audience can identify with, either because it’s their decade, or it’s a song down each one’s memory lane,” Laurente shares.

“It’s special show because after six years, my last lounge show in Manila was in 2012, I am staging a show again here in my own country, performing to my countrymen,” Laurente carries on.  

Unbeknownst to most people, Laurente has been a seafarer for 10 years now, performing in the high seas, to an international crowd

“The difference is since we are celebrating Filipino music across all genres and decades, I am doing an all Filipino repertoire, an eclectic mix of genres and vocal styles but truly Filipino; literally from A to V...Nicanor ABELARDO to V...hmmmm will be revealed during the show.”

Of the many songs, Laurente’s close to his heart picks are, “Pakisabi Na Lang, Cayabyab Medley, and Basil/Nonoy Medley,” says the singer.

“I don’t have any reservations when I pour my heart out singing songs. This is the most vulnerable state that I can be, it’s really when I sing stories that you can see through me,” Laurente says adding that people should Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2018.

According to him, the fest was the brilliant idea of PPMF’s triumvirate namely Moy Ortiz (Musical and Artistic Director of The CompanY), manager and OPM advocate Noel Ferrer, and Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. It is a venue for Filipino artists to show the public and the nation that we are one in supporting the Original Pilipino Music and the Filipino Artist. 

Helping Laurente realize his show are Musical Director Erle Refuerzo (Keyboard), John Apura (acoustic guitar), Joshua Royeca (bass), with special guest dancer Erick Somoza Arenas, lights by Joey Nombres. Roy Rolloda is the poster designer and photos are by Oscar Hinolan.   

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Topics: Reuben Laurente , Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2018 , Trip to Bentot , Ryan Cayabyab
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