Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Annapurna Experience

There isn't much cultural roots music you can hear in the Philippine airwaves these days or as many people labeled it ethnic music, as musicians & bands here are more concerned & focused with Western styles & pop cover songs, but we are proud to bring you these groups achievement & contribution to the global music scene" started out as Waling-Waling during the early 90s as they were hailed as one of Philippine music cultural bearers, composed of Nonoy & Pinky alcalde Jun claudio Rosa maninantan. They released 3 albums during a span of a few years playing & weaving music together Dakilang Layunin (Noble Purpose) is one of them, released in 1993. The band combines various philippine indigenous instruments with electric guitar and drums, which results in a truly engaging & uplifting brilliant sound. The group's name, Waling-Waling, is a significant choice, as it is the name of an endangered Philippine orchid, and is indicative of the band's concern for the environment. The album's lyrics deal with a concern for humankind and nature, and the need to treat one another with respec." Now started playing with there new group ANNAPURNA EXPERIENCE, Two Bacolod-born musicians, Nonoy Alcalde of Waling-Waling and Dyotay Soluta collaborating using electric and acoustic guitars, Asian and African percussion, bamboo flutes, faglong, synthesizers ,is an important group that shapes both conciousness & spirit..


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