Pinoy Playlist Music Festival (PPMF) has always been envisioned to roll-out the tapestry of Filipinos across generations, genres and the places where they originated in production as well as in terms of inspiration. This is why we have always described it as “across ages and genres.”
We have always associated “tributes” with the past but we should also pay tribute to Pinoy music as it is being re-made or reshaped by new creations, new singers and new interpretations. There is no future music without a memory of what came before it but a memory also starts to fade if a song is no longer played. This is why PPMF’s theme of the year will be “Gunita at Mga Bukas” (“Memories and Futures”)
Feel-good Original Pinoy Music (OPM) for 3 days
Starting on September 29 to October 1, at least 45 performances across three venues of the BGC Arts Center in Taguig City namely, the Globe Auditorium, the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall and the Sun Life Amphitheater, will be conducted featuring Filipino artists, either solo, in groups, or through collaborative efforts. Forums on the different aspects of music-making will also be facilitated during the PPMF days. The sets will also be punctuated with photos from the Camera Club of the Philippines and innovative digital art by Filipino artists.
Each performance will bear at least a tinge of “change” from how it has been usually performed or heard on playlists. It will be curated with a mix of genres with a good measure of genres that bear excellent pieces but have not been heard enough on popular platforms. Each day will also be punctuated on primetime with special performances that pay tribute to the Ryan Cayabyab Awardees this year, namely Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata, Mel Villena and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.
Catch these singers live!
Day 1 artist line up featuring Abby Clutario, Adjeng, Jasmine and Noelle, Joey Ayala, Mijon, Pauline Cueto, Raven, Sam Concepcion, Simon Tan Walotao, Sitti, & Tamara with special tribute performances for Mr. Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata by Pundaquit Virtuosi & Steps Dance Studio.
Day 2 artist line up featuring Autotelic, Ebe Dancel, 春 haru, Kammerchor Manila, Leanne and Naara, Of Mercury, Rivermaya, The Edralins, Viñas Deluxe with Winter Sheason Nicole & Tiny Deluxe, Viva, Vicor, & Wild Dreams Records Artists: Amiel Sol, Matt Wilson, Nicole Abuda, & Rob Deniel, & Young Cocoa with special tribute performances for Mr. Mel Villena by AMP Decktet, The CompanY, Mike Guevarra, & Mitch Valdes.
Day 3 artist line up featuring Arman Ferrer, Davey Langit, Debonair District, Gary Granada, Janine Teñoso, Lara Maigue & Gian Magdangal, Nica Del Rosario, Room for Cielo, Therese Villarante’s “Girl With A Broken String” feat. Ivy Gallur & James Gulles, & The Nightingales with special tribute performances for Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid by Katrina Velarde, Phi Palmos, Trina Belamide, Ima Castro, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Jona, & Jed Madela.
Extremely relevant conversations about Pinoy music
The audience will also get to start their Pinoy Playlist Music Festival journey by joining special conversations and workshops with music experts:
- Day 1: “Filipino Songwriting: From Dreams to Sheet” with Trina Belamide, Jonathan Manalo, and Moy Ortiz
- Day 2: “AI: Friend or Foe of Filipino Music?” with Thyro Alfaro, Gino Cruz, and Marlon Barnuevo, moderated by Maria Isabel Garcia
- Day 3: “The Difficult Filipino Audience (Perfect Ka, Teh?)” with Direk Floy, Dexter Martinez Santos, and Paolo Valenciano
Get ready for a Pinoy Playlist Music Festival weekend on September 29, 30, & October 1! 3 days, 3 stages, ALL MUSIC, ALL PINOY!
PPMF is presented by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) through BGC Arts Center and curated by National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz and Noel Ferrer.
For 3 days, PPMF 2023 will be the stage for remembrance not only for its own sake but with the stamp of “now” and as it engenders the shaping of the future of Pinoy Music.
Get your 1-Day Pass or Festival 3-day Passes, available via the TicketWorld website bit.ly/PPMF2023Tickets (or call 8891 9999) and at the BGC Arts Center TicketWorld Box Office.
For more information and updates, visit www.bgcartscenter.org/ppmf2023 and follow BGC Arts Center on Facebook (fb.com/bgcartscenter).