Ivy de Barras-Laughton, a Zamboangueña singer in Kuwait PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 June 2013 11:16

Music indeed is the language of the world. It can cut borders no matter what is the cultural and religious affinity of people. And Kuwait is not an exemption. Music is alive in this Middle East country.

And I am proud to Pep Talk that a Filipina, a Zamboangueña, is making great music with her soothing voice. A nurse by profession and married to a British national, Ivy de Barras-Laughton is one of the lead singers of Acoustica, a jazz band in Kuwait.

Recently, Victoria Hogg of Kuwait Music Network, wrote a good review (http://kuwait-music.com/70s-rock-concert) about The 70’s Rock Concert held at the British School of Kuwait. It was participated by three bands, namely, the Hue, Revelerz, and Acoustica. The band members are from different nations and are banded together for the love of music.

To quote Hogg about Acoustica, “If you've been in Kuwait for long enough to have gone to other concerts, you may have had the pleasure of seeing these guys (Acousrtica) performed before. This reboot of Acoustica (their fourth since forming) included Coco, Ivy (Laughton), Adel, Alex and Dejan. Their set was the perfect close to the evening and gave the audience a great mix of songs to sing along with, from Queen’s ‘We are the Champions’ through to ‘Roxanne’ by the Police. The band had great chemistry on stage and each member delivered an incredible performance”. Hogg described the musical event successful.

I know Ivy de Barras-Laughton personally. She loves singing since she was a child and a church choir member  of  Sta. Cruz Alliance Church in Zamboanga City when she was in high school and college. She has now grown into a beautiful woman and has remained her angelic voice. On the side, she loves to take pictures as a photographer and gets paid for it. Photogenic, she has modeled several times in a newspaper and magazine in Kuwait.

Psalm 57:7. "My heart is steadfast, O God. My heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, O Lord among the nations. I will sing of You among the peoples”.

By Dante Corteza