Saturday July 21, 2018

New club for a cause in Cebu

CLUB. There’s a newly-formed club of Cebu-based band musicians, singers, solo performers, comic duos and other entertainers. The sole aim is to unite all of them and foster friendship and camaraderie among homegrown musical artists. The name of the new group is Sugboanong Musikero whose first project is a fund-raising concert in December.

AID. The founding officers have decided to stage the show in order to raise money as medical aid for the club’s ailing members. This is a very commendable objective that all well-meaning people should support. Sugboanong Musikero will soon have its Securities and Exchange Commission registration worked on for it to acquire the necessary legal personality.

OFFICERS. Those responsible in organizing Sugboanong Musikero are veteran musician Margarito “Gitoy” Ornopia, Auctioned Band Cebu’s Edgardo Butalid, songbird Babyluz Condeno, singer Alex Nuñez, musician Danilo Nuñez, Rey Rafols and this writer. We meet every Monday to assess our preparations for the December fund-raiser. We are also hoping the rest of those in the local music scene will support us.

REMINDER. Through this column, all songwriters are reminded to submit their entries to the 38th Cebu Popular Music Festival before the end of this month. The three categories are Awit sa Gugma (love songs, pop or ballad), Huni sa Kasingkasing (folk, country, novelty or acoustic) and Garbo sa mga Bisdak (open theme/genre).

CONTACT. For entry forms, contact cell phone 0923-160-1900 or (For reactions, text 0932-277-8771).