At a time when the nation braces for a fresh start with its new set of leaders, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab has gathered some of the country’s most seasoned artists to sing songs of patriotism to celebrate the 118th year of Philippine independence.
Mounted through Cayabyab’s well-known musical special, the concert is aptly titled Para sa Bayan: A Ryan Ryan Musikahan.
An original Jeepney TV production, its guest performers include John Arcilla, acclaimed lead star of Heneral Luna and an accomplished stage actor, power-belter Bituin Escalante, rising diva Morisette Amon, and young singing sensation Darren Espanto.
Joining them are former band frontman and now solo artist Ebe Dancel, master guitarist LJ Manzano Te, the Ryan Cayabyan Singers, and actor-poet Juan Miguel Severo who created an original spoken word work to be performed alongside Cayabyab just for the Independence Day special.
The show is the fourth in a series of revival specials of Ryan Ryan Musikahan, one of Philippine TV’s most awarded and most revered programs. It is under the helm of iconic TV director, Johnny Manahan.
Para sa Bayan: A Ryan Ryan Musikahan is now available on Sky Pay-Per-View for Jeepney TV until June 30. It comes with a the Ryan Ryan Musikahan: Piyano at Gitara special, and behind-the-scenes feature of Para sa Bayan.