'Miss Saigon' stars celebrate 30 years of CCP Outreach


Posted at Aug 31 2010 03:59 PM | Updated as of Aug 31 2010 11:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Members of the cast of the Broadway hit Miss Saigon are among those featured in Lakbay Himig, a music compilation that celebrates 30 years of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Outreach and Exchange Program.

They are Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez and Bo Cerrudo.

Seña played the role of Thuy, to whom Miss Saigon main character Kim (Lea Salonga) was betrothed, while Alvarez portrayed the role of Gigi, a hardened Saigon stripper.

Cerrudo, meanwhile, sang with the rest of the cast.



"With this first ever music compilation, we hope to further promote the excellence of the Filipino artists and original creative works to major arts and cultural communities and organizations in the country and around the world," said Chinggay Jasareno-Bernardo, director of the CCP Outreach and Exchange Division.

Lakbay Himig includes a double CD engineered by Gerardo Corpus and a booklet about the artists and CCP Outreach written by Della Gamboa Besa.

Other local performing artists featured in the music compilation to be launched on Thursday are Bayang Barrios, Grace Nono, Raul Sunico, Antonio Maigue, Joey Ayala, Joseph Esmilla, Josephine Roces, Mariel Ilusorio, Gilopez and Corazon Kabayao, Lester Demetillo, Michael Dadap, Lourdes de Leon Gregorio, Nolyn Cabahug, Rachelle Gerodias, Jonathan Zaens, Lisa Cabahug, Samaon Sulaiman, Nanette Moscardon, Kit Viguilla and Waway Saway.

On the other hand, songs by the Loboc Children's Choir, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Las Piñas Boys Choir, Marikina Rondalla, Mangkas Drumbeaters, Patatag, PPO and Three of a Kind are also included.

Organized in 1979, the CCP Outreach Program aims to promote the appreciation of Filipino culture through performances, exhibitions, workshops, festivals, conferences, fora and other forms of artistic productions and cultural exchanges.

For more details, call the CCP Outreach and Exchange Division at (632) 832-1125 local 1708 to 1710.