Encore! Fiesta na Zamboanga! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010 11:48

Fabulous! Remarkable! Marvelous! was the launching of the 4th Chavacano album entitled “Fiesta Na Zamboanga”. Held last October 10 at the Palmeras, the audience were captivated and swooned by the 17 songs written by Prof. Norma Camins-Conti, Engr. Cielito Conti-Oligario, Ramon Navarro, and Lucy Legaspi. Some songs were adaptations and were arranged by Prof. Conti.

The lively songs were interpreted by the High Hatters – a group composed of young and good-looking singers. Special guest was Mayor Celso Lobregat who sang “Cancion de Amor...Solo Tu” with Ivy Atilano. I am sure the late Congresswoman and City Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat would be proud that his son continually supports her legacy of preserving the Chavacano language through music.

The grand musical event was supported by the City Government of Zamboanga, District 1 Congresswomang Beng Salazar, and District 2 Congressman Erbie Fabian.

There should be a repeat performance of this musical concert. If I may suggest: maybe our local government should have a weekly or monthly musical concert at Paseo del Mar. Chavacano songs will have bigger exposure and will be greatly appreciated by locals and visitors alike.