I felt excited when Hotdog band frontman Rene Garcia announced Yeng Constantino to perform onstage, thought of watching Yeng in a spectacular collaboration with Pinoy folk rock vocalist of Asin Lolita Carbon and that I’ll be seeing myself yelling for joy.
But I guess, it’s not yet the time for me to witness a wondrous production number as what I expected. It didn’t happen. But what’s nice to see is the admiration of Yeng (while singing along with the song) to THE Lolita Carbon’s performance of “Himig ng Pag-ibig,” an Asin original and which was also covered by Yeng in her 2nd album “Journey. ” Yes, It happened at the Rockin’ The Roots concert in Music Museum last night.
Himig ng Pag-ibig, a Lolita Carbon (Asin) original, a performance with Jazz Almonacid & Ammi Maranan. Video by habadodey.
Himig ng Pag-ibig, a cover song performance from the Philippines’ Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino in her 2nd major solo concert, Rakenrol Jamming at the Aliw Theater (Aug 2011). Video by Jhendecastro.
ASIN was the first group to incorporate Filipino indigenous instruments into pop/rock music, formed in 1977. There are only 4 members of ASIN including Lolita “Nene” Carbon, Mike “Nonoy” Pillora, Cesar “Saro” Bañares (+) and Pendong Aban, Jr., others are all session musicians. They popularized the songs Masdan mo ang Kapaligiran, Himig ng Pag-ibig, Pagbabalik and Balita among others.
Leaving you with this video of Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas) with Lolita Carbon in a rare collaboration performance of “The APL Song” featuring Asin’s “Balita” at “Love4Leyte” in The Grove of Anaheim. Video by Schizo102.
Speaking of Himig ng Pag-ibig, Yeng Constantino’s pre-valentine concert “OK Lang Maging Single sa Valentines”, 03 Feb 2012 in Music Museum. Check out www.ticketworld.com.ph or www.musicmuseum.com.ph for tickets.
Himig ng Pag-ibig sa Rockin’ The Roots
Music Museum | 26 Jan 2012
Here’s an Upper A view of the concert UGAT. Thanks to Rock for the concert tickets.
UGAT, Ang Himig Natin concert starring The Legends of Pinoy Folk Rock performing together for the first time, The Juan dela Cruz Band (Joey “Pepe” Smith, Mike Hanopol and Wally Gonzalez), Sampaguita, Lolita Carbon of Asin, Heber Bartolome & Banyuhay, Gary Granada, Florante with special participation of Noel Cabangon.
December 3, 2010 | Araneta Coliseum.