[NEWS] OPM ARTISTS RECORD “THE PRAYER” FOR YOLANDA VICTIMS

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[SOURCE: Universal Records Philippines] On October 15, 2013, an earthquake with the energy equivalent to “32 Hiroshima bombs” devastated the Visayas, and parts of Mindanao and southern Luzon.

Two days later, the Loboc Children’s Choir sang, “The Prayer,” with the rubble of the hundred year old Loboc Church as their backdrop.

Their performance moved so many people here and abroad. Then, tragedy struck again.

On November 8, Typhoon Yolanda, the most powerful tropical cyclone of the year hit East Samar, Samar and Leyte.

Thousands died. Millions were left hungry, desperate and homeless.

Relief efforts from the Philippines and the rest of the world are currently helping the victims survive and find temporary homes.

But the bigger challenge is how to help all these people get back to their normal lives.

This is where we took inspiration from the Loboc Children’s Choir’s performance.

These children maybe from Bohol, but their innocent voices represent not just their home province but also earthquake-damaged Cebu, war-stricken Zamboanga, and typhoon-devastated Leyte, Samar and Iloilo — all of whom are praying for a miracle to allow them to rebuild their lives.

And so we asking the help of various Filipino artists, to lend their voices, to represent our country and show the world that the Philippines has one voice, one prayer — that we work together to help our countrymen rebuild their lives brick by brick.

The resulting song will be used to raise funds through downloads. The proceeds will go to the helpPH campaign, a project by the Philippine Disaster Relief Fund (PDRF). It is a non-profit organization made up of major companies from the private sector and leading NGOs. PDRF, organized in October 2009 after Typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng, and Frank to tap resources for reconstruction efforts during emergencies brought about by calamities, is one of the three identified institutional conduits approved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the Philippine government and the private sector in formulating and implementing reconstruction strategies.

It’s goal for Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga and now the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda is long-term solutions and programs that will bring businesses and jobs back to these areas. They are also planning to look into better designs for houses more suited for a country that gets hit by typhoons and earthquakes. And they are focusing on rebuilding the communities which includes: immediate help, provide housing, education by rebuilding school houses, providing economic incentives and livelihood opportunities.

As a way of giving thanks to all the countries that helped us, we offer to them “The “Prayer”. Check out the newly released music video below:

To download “The Prayer” visit www.spinnr.ph.

Participating Artists:

• GARY VALENCIANO
• MARTIN NIEVERA
• KUH LEDESMA
• OGIE ALCASID
• REGINE VELASQUEZ-ALCASID
• ZSA ZSA PADILLA
• LANI MISALUCHA
• NOEL CABANGON
• CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA
• BILLY CRAWFORD
• ANNE CURTIS
• RACHELLE ANN GO
• ERIK SANTOS
• RICHARD POON
• YENG CONSTANTINO
• ANGELINE QUINTO
• KARYLLE
• JAYR
• NIKKI GIL
• KRIS LAWRENCE
• IYA VILLANIA
• NYOY VOLANTE
• SABRINA
• SHIRLEY VY (TACLOBAN SURVIVOR)
AND THE LOBOC CHILDREN’S CHOIR OF BOHOL

SILENT SANCTUARY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BUMALIK KA NA SA ‘KIN”

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[SOURCE: Ivory Music And Video 2013 APR 17] — Every one of us has had his share of ecstasy and hurt brought about by that desire to be with someone.  As they say, to love and to be loved gives the deepest of joys and at the same time, the saddest of pains.

Silent Sanctuary sings about this bittersweet experience, and more.  Writing based on their own encounters with love and thoughts of their experiences, their sound became more distinct as they fuse rock and classical instruments.  The cello and violin, together with the guitar, and the bass and drums reverberates the stories of ex-lovers, and hopeless romantics, along with other stories we know of love.  The guys of Silent Sanctuary never expected that their songs will be the anthem of many.

Early in their musical career back at 2001, they started out with Goo Goo Doll songs as their main repertoire.  Eventually, they started writing their own materials.  The band went through line-up changes at the same time as finding their way around the scene and constantly improving and perfecting their craft.

Silent Sanctuary landed a record deal 2006 and released two full-length studio albums – Fuschiang Pag-ibig and Mistaken for Granted; both spawned hits, which dominated radio, TV, online and various music charts, “Ikaw Lamang”, “Kundiman”, “Summer Song”, “Hiling”, “Hay Naku”, among others.  Unreleased singles “14”, “Kismet”, and “Ingat Ka” received as much following as the released singles and are most requested during live performances and gigs.

Now with their new home label, Ivory Music and Video, the band is set to release an EP album this June 2013. “Bumalik Ka Na Sa ‘Kin” the upcoming EP’s carrier single, gives us a sneak peak of what’s in-store for us.  This upbeat pop rock song with a chorus that will leave you subconsciously humming because the melody and words stuck in your head, expresses an earnest desire to get back together with a significant other.

Silent Sanctuary continues to deliver their signature “classical music meets rock music” sound with this brand new single. Check out the preview below:

 

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Sarkie Sanrangay, guitar/vocals

Chino David, violin/back-up vocals

Anjo Inacay, cello

Alen Calixto, drummer

Jason Rondero, bass/back-up vocals