Travel Challenge: Manila’s music

Here we go again with another photo challenge from Ailsa, this time for the rhythm of travel. (Dear Ailsa, keep giving out these challenges. They’re fun :D) I’m going to cheat a bit here and keep my “travels” close to home because frankly, I don’t need to go far to experience great music.

Filipinos are known the world over for our musicality. Heck, fellow Pinoys look at you weirdly if you say that you can’t sing nor dance. This expectation gets my siblings and I in trouble every Christmas during our family reunions. I have two brothers and a sister and trufax: none of us can carry a tune nor dance properly (my brother’s high score in Dance Central doesn’t count). We do a stand-up comedy routine instead. Yes, I am 27 years old and I still have to do this every year.

Anyway, enough about my crazy family. On to the photos! All four photos were taken during the launch of Taken By Cars’ album Dualist last April 25, 2011 at Amber Lounge. Listen to them. They’re awesome.

Camille Besinga, Techy Romantics

Sarah Marco, Taken By Cars
Jason Caballa, Pedicab

For a taste of music from the Philippines, head on over to Radio Republic. My absolute favorite show of theirs is “Past Forward” with Jim Paredes every other Tuesday. History + music = I am so there!

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m fond of taking spontaneous portraits. Not sure if I’m any good at it but I like doing it anyway 😛

2 Replies to “Travel Challenge: Manila’s music”

  1. Ha ha, awesome, Macy, I love that you and your siblings do stand up instead of singing at your family reunions, I’m giggling at the thought of it!

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