The nth Winnipeg show of the Philippine Alternative Rock band Parokya ni Edgar was once again a blast. The six-man-band—Chito Miranda (lead vocals), Buwi Meneses (bass), Darius Semaña (lead guitar), Gab Chee Kee (rhythm guitar, vocals), Dindin Moreno (drums), and Vinci Montaner (backup vocals)—delivered not only a solid set of classic and new songs (like “Buloy,” “Harana,” “Inuman Na!,” “Mr. Suave,” “This Guy’s in Love with You, Pare” “Picha Pie,” “Halaga,” and “Sorry Na”—but also an engaging exchange of comedic spiels and banters that sent the audience to a hearty laughter.
However, the highlight of the performance was the band’s rendition of their Alternative Hip-hop songs “The Yes Yes Show” and “Bagsakan,” in which Miranda called two members of the audience to render the respective lightning-speed Rap parts of Gloc-9 and the late Francis Magalona. And unfair not to mention, Winnipeg’s very own local performers who fronted for the headlining Parokya ni Edgar—Elisi, Lyrical Anxiety, and Santribo (featuring singer Bea Jaime and Konflict, of the ’90s-forming Rap group Death Threat)—played part in making the event successful. The show was brought to the Filipino community by Pinoy Tribe Entertainment. It was the Winnipeg leg of the 2017 North American tour of the 24-year-old Parokya ni Edgar, in support of their latest album, 2016’s Pogi Years Old.
Photos by Alfred Gaddi, Bryan Mesias and Star Roxas | Filipino Journal