FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Florante Aguilar & Lori Abucayan release debut album “Paraiso”
Contact: Christina Luna, 650.537.7897, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco, California – Join Florante Aguilar and Lori Abucayan on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at the Varnish Fine Art Gallery in San Francisco at 7:30 in the evening for their official record release party of their much anticipated debut album, entitled “Paraiso.” The evening includes not only a celebration of their debut album, but a celebration of classical Tagalog songs and music with Florante and Lori’s modern contribution.
Florante Aguilar is a classical guitarist trained at the University of Philippines College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music in New York. A touring musician, Florante has had the opportunity to share his music and performance in Europe, Asia and here in the United States. Florante Aguilar is known today for Philippine harana, a style of music, also referring to the traditional practice of courtship where a maiden is serenaded beneath her window at night.
Lori Abucayan is a vocalist whose talent and aspirations have enhanced through training and experience. Her talent not only includes singing, but also acting, piano and dance. Lori has had several opportunities in singing and songwriting, more specifically to the Philippines, where she has been featured in bands, radio interviews, and television appearances. Today Lori is known through her performances and acting appearances here in the United States. She has been featured on ABS-CBN’s “World Musikahan” and more recently “Maalaala Mo Kaya”.
Florante Aguilar and Lori Abucayan have been collaborating on classic Filipino songs since 2003 at several events and engagements. This musical collaboration has not only enhanced the two in their musical ventures, but has also enhanced Philippine culture and history, which they intend to share with music listeners today. “Paraiso”, which means “Paradise” hopes to provoke emotions and reminders reminiscent of a time and place “back home” in the Philippines. Here is an album that can reconnect Filipinos back to the Philippines, as well as introduce the country to those wanting to understand the heart and soul of the Philippines.
Join Florante Aguilar and Lori Abucayan for an evening of celebration and a live performance, as “Paraiso” is introduced to the community. The event takes place on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 7:30 in the evening at the Varnish Fine Art Gallery on 77 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. The event is open to the public. This event is supported by New Art Media, Abucayan Family, The Luna Company.
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