New Cordillera ‘all-walk’ music group founded

La Trinidad, Benguet  – An ‘all-walk’ musical group composed of young and upcoming singers from the different parts of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was founded to play various types of original music pleasing to the ears of everyone.

The Less Travelled Road band will be launching its first album composed of 10 new songs originally composed by Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon wherein each of the songs tell worthwhile stories drawn from real life journey with family, relatives, love ones, friends, co-workers, networks and development partners.

Delicately put together, the group’s first album will definitely revive not only the passion to music but also the will and power to ‘win more battles at the less travelled roads’ which literally mean, those roads where our feet seldom step to or the road where only a few can pass through. Figuratively however, these Less Travelled Roads may mean the decisions, choices and judgments that we prudently make in our lives.

Listen to samples of their songs:

Among the songs of the group included in their first album:

16 Hours which is for the drivers who ferry us to places from the far north, and for those who make right decisions the quickest in split seconds, for those who pilot the wheel night and day just to bring us to our destinations on time, for those whose senses are wide awake keeping us away from the impinging danger of the highway, and for our most patient and graceful drivers who talk, laugh, cry and sing with us along the way when there’s no one we can give our worries and disappointments, joys and victories a free;

See through the mountain which draws inspiration from the late Father of Apayao and Founder of Apayao State College, Elias K. Bulut Sr., whose priceless toils and efforts for the Province are now gradually being realized whilst posing the challenge. “Can you see through the mountain?” was EKB’s implicit quest for the composer to decipher commencing her service in Apayao as the 3rd ASC President. EKB’s contagious passion further rhymes with the song’s verses blended with the gentleness of Apayao rain that fertilizes the sown seeds of hope by the Iyapayaos; and

Your song is my song which was first sung during the turn-over of the College Information Monitoring and Evaluation System (CIMES) developed by the late Wesley S. Duran, a fellow musician, artist and IT enthusiast, from his family to the Apayao State College. The song transcends not only Mr. Duran’s worthily-lived life but the lives of those whom he continuously inspires through time. As the song goes: “Let time heal as moves on,” it mellows the pain of passage. Nevertheless, it invites us to sing the same song that would comfort the wearisome and fill the tenor of life itself.

The group will be launching its first album by the middle of February during a concert wherein their songs will be contained in compact discs that will be made available to their patrons.

The album is designed and has considered the taste of all walks and all ages of life, in all occasions and varied events, from classic, to country and folk, ballad, pop, and slow rock. In brief, The Less Traveled Road album is highly audience friendly.

The band is composed of Chester Mark A. Tuazon of Kayan, Tadian, 32, a registered nurse who traces his roots from Kayan, Tadian, Mountain Province but is currently residing in Tabuk City, Kalinga, who plays the rhythm; Clifford John A. Tuazon, 31, also a registered nurse and a native of Kayan, Tadian, Mountain Province, who plays the drums;  Virgy Dagson ; Barney Jones Joven, who plays the lead guitar; Margie Nieve Aquien-Bag-ay, back up vocals; Yndell Baguista Gunan, vocals; Mark Sacla Benito, lead guitar; Cephas Aquien, back up vocals; Cherry Bolinget Aquien, back up vocals; Belford Sayog- vocals and keyboards and back up vocals, who is also a teacher; Tam Claude Binwag, violins and Jaylourd Agpuldo, back up vocals, who is also a teacher.

By HENT

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