JINGLE Magazine, UP Diliman bring together Filipino musicians in YouTube music talk show

JINGLE Magazine YouTube music talk show
Filipino musicians come together to reminisce about the influence of the iconic JINGLE Music Magazine. UP Diliman photos.

The iconic JINGLE Magazine and the University of the Philippines Diliman are bringing together Filipino musicians in a YouTube music talk show about the influence of the popular music publication on the Philippine music scene.

The virtual concert on March 25, 2022, features 13 acts headlined by Lolita Carbon (ASIN), Noel Cabangon, Chickoy Pura (The Jerks), with the special appearance of National Artist for Music, Ryan Cayabyab.

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“Himigsikan sa Jingle Magazine: Malayang Tipaan at Kuwentuhan” is being presented as the closing program of the UP Diliman (UPD) Arts and Culture Festival 2022.

The show is to be streamed live on the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (UPD-OICA) YouTube channel at 5-9 PM.

Touted as a reunion concert of Filipino musicians who were influenced by the publication JINGLE Magazine and subsequently contributed to the birth of OPM, the music talk show will also feature key participants that have contributed to the distinction of JINGLE as a material that became part of the lived experiences of its readers.

The 13 acts featured in Himigsikan sa Jingle Magazine are:

  • BONI ILAGAN
  • JUANIYO ARCELLANA
  • NOEL CABANGON
  • LOLITA CARBON
  • NATIONAL ARTIST RYAN CAYABYAB
  • BECKY DEMETILLO
  • LESTER DEMETILLO
  • PAUL GALANG
  • ERIC GUILLERMO
  • ROX LEE
  • ALLEN MERCADO
  • DENGCOY MIEL
  • JIMMUEL NAVAL
  • CHICKOY PURA
  • HOWIE SEVERINO
  • THE BRAT PACK

Contributors, the fans, and the Guillermo family owners will be represented in the show through interviews interspersed with the songs chosen by the performers that have become part of their memory with the magazine.

This includes Allen Mercado, a collector and fan of the magazine, and Dengcoy Miel, illustrators who contributed to the magazine’s humor section; and Eric Guillermo, brother of the late Gilbert Guillermo, founder of the magazine.

The project is in partnership with the Guillermo family, who owned the JINGLE Magazine publications, which closed down in the early 1990s.

WATCH the Himigsikan sa Jingle Magazine on March 25 at 5 PM here:

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