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  • A group of Elite BAMStars from Brown Academy of Music were selected to perform at the 2019 Pinoy Playlist Music Festival at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig, Metro Manila.  The music festival is in its second year and celebrates OPM across genres and across generations.  It is curated (organized) by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz of The Company, and Noel Ferrer.  Over 100 artists will perform over the six day festival, including Martin Nievera, The Company, Daryl Ong, The Itchyworms, and many more. The Elite BAMStar group consists of Danikah Jabines, Kate Belarmino, Mary Andrei Sambas, Ronald Alferero, Jericho Streegan, and John Suazo.  They will perform at 5pm at the Sun Life Amphitheater, BGC Arts Center on Saturday, October 12.

    They will be performing a tribute to the iconic OPM group Smokey Mountain.  2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Smokey Mountain by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and producer Judd Berlin.  This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Ryan Cayabyab in the music industry and he has also recently been named the National Artist for Music and awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award.  The Elite BAMStars are produced by Anna Fegi-Brown, who was a member of Smokey Mountain in 1994.

    The Elite BAMStars will also perform three original songs that were written during the songwriting classes held at BAM and taught by award-winning songwriter and producer Jude Gitamondoc.  Two songs were written by Elite BAMStar and 2019-2020 Six String International scholar Jericho Streegan.  Another song was co-written by the songwriting class of 2018 and is called Breakup Countdown.  That song went on to be professionally produced and released in April 2019 on Spotify, iTunes, and other digital platforms.  It has been played on popular radio stations in Cebu City.

    The performance at Pinoy Playlist Music Festival marks the first time a group from Brown Academy of Music will perform in Metro Manila.  BAM owner Anna Fegi-Brown will have her own performance at the festival on Saturday, October 12 at 10pm at the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center.

    Elite BAMStars for Pinoy Playlist