When In Manila, French singer, songwriter and former international reporter, Julien Drolon’s charismatic stage presence and feel good music has made him the music biz’s latest artist to follow in the Philippines. After a series of successful shows in Hong Kong at the Music Matters Festival, Julien decided to launch officially his career in the Philippines in 2011.
His pop music is a mix of different genre such as funk, rock, soul combined with positive lyrics about peace, love, freedom and the Philippines. The french artist visited for the first time Manila in 2007 and felt in love with the country and its people, then he came back several times in the Philippines between 2008 and 2010. In April 2011, Julien started a SM Mall Tour and performed in more than 20 cities around Metro Manila.
Following the success of his first SM Tour, Julien and his manager Chris Librojo revived the acclaimed hit song Ipagpatawad Mo with Jack Rufo, guitarist of Neoclours and one of the Philippine Music industry’s most sought after pop producer and session guitarists. Ipagpatawad mo (Pardonne-moi in french) is a romantic song in tagalog and french that will delight the fans of OPM music. Filipinos will soon realize that French and Tagalog can sound very good together as both languages are romantic and beautiful. In August 2011, Julien and his video production team went to Paris to start the making of Ipagpatawad Mo.
Some parts of the video were also shot in the Philippines with the collaboration of Ms Venus Raj who will appear in her first music video. The beauty and the elegance of Ms Universe Philippines 2010 made her the best candidate to be part of this project.
The video of Ipagpatawad Mo is taking the viewers in some of the most touristic places of Paris, here are some of the monuments that are featured in the video:
The Eiffel Tower: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, (the iron lady) is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year.
Notre Dame De Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe, and the naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture. The first period of construction from 1163 into 1240s coincided with the musical experiments of the Notre Dame school.
Le Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).
Sacre Coeur commonly known as Sacré-Coeur Basilica, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
Tourné by Chef Sandralyn Hataway is the newest dining destination at The Fort Strip. The restaurant is the brainchild of Filipina Chef Sandralyn Hataway, a dedicated member of Slow Food USA and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas, Texas. Serving a bi-weekly menu, Tourné utilizes only locally grown products, fresh from field to fork, and simplistic Modern Cuisine techniques in cooking a wide array of International cuisines. Tourné combines the intimacy of a neighborhood establishment with the quality of a semi-fine dining restaurant, an atmosphere that is approachable and distinctive yet unpretentious. Tourné by Chef Sandralyn Hataway opens daily for breakfast (7am-10am), lunch (11am-3pm) and dinner (6pm-10pm hours are extended on weekends for your dining pleasure). Located at The Fort Strip, 7th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For Reservations or inquiries, please call 09267421571 or 09178275685 or 5550267 and look for Mark Anthony de Jesus.
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Miss Universe Venus Raj in Ipagpatawad Mo music video by French Artist Julien Drolon