Cayabyab talks to music enthusiasts in Davao-A A +A
Sunday, September 15, 2013
RYAN Cayabyab, a prominent Filipino musician, encouraged more than 200 college students, teachers, and composers to write and support Filipino music during the "Songwriting with the Maestro," Friday afternoon at Finster Auditorium of Ateneo de Davao University.
"You have to be inventive. Nothing is easy. No one's going to approach you and tell you I'm gonna produce your song. You just need to do it. Just continue writing," said Cayabyab.
He added that there are many reasons to write a song -- it can be for self-expression, inspiration, entertainment, and can even be a "tool for social change."
"Just be sincere. Don't try to imitate others. Talk about something that is closer to home because it will affect people," Cayabyab advised the participants.
He also told aspiring composers to not be selfish with their songs and to share it to many people as possible. He stressed that it is important to receive feedback from others.
"Your song will be useless if you are the only one who believes that it is beautiful. You will not live your life right since you will be living only in your dreams," Cayabyab said.
"Kay ganda ng ating Musika," "Kailan," and "Kailangan Kita" are some of his original compositions. He has been in the music industry for more than 40 years.
The said workshop was part of the national tour of PhilPop Music Fest Foundation. (Ursula Calipayan, AdDU Intern)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 16, 2013.