Philippine Daily Inquirer / 11:48 PM October 13, 2013
Hosted by Lisa Macuja and produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, “Art 2 Art” airs every Sunday, 3:30-4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band) and on cable television via RHTV. It can also be viewed simultaneously on the Internet through DZRH live streaming at www.dzrh.com.ph.
On Oct. 13, third-generation instrumentalist and composer Diwa de Leon related how he tried to attempted to get away from the “family business” (his grandfather is National Artist Felipe de Leon Sr.), but still ended up happily embracing it. He also played two numbers on his favorite hegalong, an ethnic, two-stringed musical instrument.
On Oct. 20, multi-awarded writer, poet and playwright Nicolas “Nick” Pichay will recount his life and career in the arts, including his adaptation of the film, “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros,” into “Maxie the Musicale.” A lawyer, Pichay also talks about intellectual property rights issues affecting artists.
On Oct. 27, “Art 2 Art” pays tribute to the late National Artist for Music Lucio San Pedro on his centennial year, with Antonio Hila as resource person. The late San Pedro is one of the most popular Filipino icons of the 20th century, known for being a prolific composer and a dedicated teacher, band leader and musical director.