Thursday, May 27, 2004

the musical filipino

Everyone knows that Jasmine Trias and Camille Velasco, both of American Idol, have Filipino blood, whether they were born here (Velasco) or not (Trias). As a country, the Philippines takes inordinate pride when a "native" son or daughter makes waves, especially in music or performance (remember the times just before Regine Velasquez was a household name, with her competitions in the Land of the Midnight Sun).

So it comes as no surprise to hear my taxi driver inform me that one of the members of Black Eyed Peas (over here for a concert) is, in fact, Filipino. His vocals open "Where Is The Love" and he sings the Tagalog song on their album.

And apparently, the drummer of Metallica is from Bicol.

Who else? Madami pa.


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