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Free concert featuring Filipino music at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

A free show, Concert in the Park Goes to HKCC Piazza' paying tribute to Filipino musicians in Hong Kong will be held on Sunday (November 20) from 1pm to 6pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza.

The concert will feature the history of Filipino music in Hong Kong for the last 60 years. Apart from musical presentations, there will also be a photo exhibition focusing on the Filipino musicians in Hong Kong.

The Pinoy Music Provider will kick off the concert with popular tunes from the 1940s to the 1960s. Performing with the big band are famous jazz singer Lita Carrillo, pianist Bading Tuason and trumpet player Berry Yaneza.

The all-male Akostika Band will play songs from the 1970s while Alex Ahongon and his Miga International Band will also sing hit songs of the seventies and all original Pinoy music (OPM).

The father and son tandem of Filemon Corpus, violinist at the age of 82 and his son, Ernesto, a pianist; and the Absolute 5 Band and the Kabihog Band will play songs of the 1980s.

Bading Tuason and his Jazz Band will bring the audience back to the 1990s while Alex Canda and the Websight Band will complete the concert with popular tunes from 1980 to 2000.

The popular DJs of Good Evening Kabayan: Stan Yumang, Mel Lirio, Jr, and EJ Emata, will be the hosts.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Philippine Consulate General, Concert in the Park serves as a cultural exchange between the Philippines community and local citizens.

Ends/Friday, November 18, 2005

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