This time, however, the longevity factor was in place. And I'm not the only one guaranteeing this. Six hot shot artists from that recent past actually united to prove anything anti-'80s wrong. Rugged Rockers Lou Bonnevie and Juan Miguel Salvador, Hopeful Balladeers Gino Padilla and Jamie Rivera, plus Romantic Crooner Chad Borja and Soul Diva Ella May Saison recently combined talents for the '80s-inspired concert that was aptly entitled 80289: '80s Music To The Max.
The visual (it was a delight seeing '80s artists look different now) and musical spectacle that was held at the Music Museum last November 18 and 19 of this year only proved that Original Pilipino Music (OPM) is here to stay. The event clearly sent out the message to the local music industry that what we have was founded on passion and grounded in persistence.
The three-hour musical extravaganza featured a 10-piece band of veteran and current industry players with three lovely back up singers dubbed Filipinas.
By Karl Acepcion
Photo By Astrid Enciso