After the successful opening salvo of Sunday noontime variety show ASAP’s tribute to the masters of Filipino music on July 3, the “ASAPinoy: Maestro Series” is definitely a must-see in the next three weekends.
In the program’s continuing pledge to promote Original Pilipino Music, “Tribute Masters” Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera spearheaded the new segment “ASAPinoy,” which highlights the unforgettable work of the most iconic singers, writers, and composers in the Philippine recording industry.
Live from Resorts World Manila on Sunday, Valenciano led a fantastic tribute to Maestro Ryan Cayabyab’s timeless compositions in production numbers that gathered the likes of Lea Salonga, Celeste Legaspi, ASAP’s own Zsa Zsa Padilla, as well as TV5 top artist Ogie Alcasid, who crossed networks for the day for the opportunity to pay homage to the revered man of modern Filipino music.
The 62-year-old Cayabyab is credited for OPM classics spanning several decades, among them “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika,” “Iduyan Mo,” “Nais Ko,” and “Paraiso” among many others.
This coming Sunday, 56-year-old Louie Ocampo, the man behind the beloved OPM hits, “Tell Me” by Joey Albert and “Babalik Ka Rin” by Valenciano, among others, will be in focus for the “Maestro Series.”
The last two equally revered Filipino composers to be feted on July 17 and 24 will be Willy Cruz and George Canseco, respectively, after which, a new theme will be launched for the tribute segment in September.
“ASAPinoy” now joins the ranks of other hit ASAP segments namely the “ASAP Birit Queens” featuring Morissette Amon, Klarisse de Guzman, Jona Viray, and Angeline Quinto; the “ASAP Soul Sessions” featuring Kyla, KZ Tandingan, Jay R, Jason Dy, and Daryl Ong, and “ASAP LSS (Love Songs and Stories )” with Jolina Magdangal.