Chavacano song fest winners bared PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 October 2015 13:33

It was a three-win sweep for Alshamir Aripuddin whose original Chavacano composition “Para Contigo” emerged as winner for all three categories as well as the special viewers’ choice award of the Original Chavacano Video Music Festival Wednesday, October 7.

Aripuddin bested 12 other music composers and enthusiasts in the annual music competition which highlighted original Chavacano love songs.

In the awarding ceremonies held Wednesday at Centro Latino, the festival featured live performances of the competing entries and bared three sets of winners for three categories: performance competition, song composition, and music video.

For the live performance competition, Aripuddin won P 5,000 for his first-place finish. Second and third place winners were Mark Anthony Tolentino (“Dejalo Ya”) and Aldwin Francisco (“Candela”) received P 3,000 and P 2,000 respectively.

For the Song Composition category, entries were judged for their lyrics and music. Aripuddin’s song was adjudged the top winner, winning P 10,000 while Aldwin Francisco’s “Candela” and Brian Constantinopla’s “Cambia mi Corazon” placed second and third, respectively.

For the Music Video category, Aripuddin’s entry not only won first place but also the viewers’ choice award for the most likes in social media. For his first place finish, Aripuddin won P 5,000 plus P 1,500 for the special award.

Bringing up second and third place for the Music Video category were RJ Go (“Hinde Broma”) and Aaron Misa (“Primer Cancion”).

Non-winners received P 1,500 as consolation prizes.

Held annually since 1984, the Chavacano Music Festival is one of principal events of the Zamboanga Hermosa celebrations and seeks to preserve Chavacano and encourage the proliferation of Chavacano music in local and national airwaves.

This year introduced new elements in the form of three competition categories – Song Composition, Music Video, and Performance Competition.

All competing entries were love songs and written in Zamboanga Chavacano. — Jasmine Mohammadsali