Outside the Richardson International Airport, the cold artic air is gentler; inside , enthusiasm and excitements prevail, as the members of Koro Bulakenyo, led by Glenn B. De Jesus, choirmaster, arrived with all the smiles while the Bulacan Association of Manitoba, led by Clarita Nazario and her family; Christopher, the former member of Koro, now a Winnipeg permanent resident; Loreto Opinga and Ardie Gervacio, of Loralee Silk Screen Printing, Embroidery and Apparel; plus Rod E. Cantiveros, VP marketing of Filipino Journal and president of MaCCFA, welcomed them with open arms and hearts. Upon their arrivals the remembrance poppy flowers were pinned on their coats.
Upon arrival at their “newly opened” residence, the Koro Bulakenyo gave a performance and their songs have so much message of nostalgia and a dying love for the Filipino songs. , Koro Bulakenyo, composed of sixteen members, coming from the different towns in Bulacan, and having different professions, is the ambassador of Philippine songs: “Sa Mahal Kong Bayan: Pagpupugay sa Musikang Pilipino. Their performance must not be missed by our Winnipeg kababayans!
Not to be missed for their professionalism and outstanding talents, Koro Bulakenyo has a dinner concert on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. at Canton Food Gallery, 1111 McPhillips at Logan Ave. $15 per person with snack. For tickets, call Clarita Nazario at 204-694-6270. On Saturday, Nov. 8, 12 noon at Garden City Community Centre, Kingsburry and Sinclair, Koro Bulakenyo is the special guest of the Filipino Journal’s “PASKUHAN 2014″ New Immigrants 1st Christmas”; on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at Filipino Senior Centre, 49 Sinclair and Sutherland, the Filipino Senior Group will be the sponsor for a very special presentation. $10 per person. For tickets please call Aida Champagne at 204-960-8530.
Koro Bulakenyo, the ambassador of Musikang Pilipino, welcome to Winnipeg.
Photo by Rod Cantiveros | Filipino Journal