In November 2010, maestro Ryan Cayabyab, former record label executive Twinky Lagdameo and businessman/music enthusiast Jun Sy teamed up to launch a groundbreaking project called “Elements Music Camp” – a mentorship program in which the country’s top singer-songwriters and industry practitioners shared their knowledge and experience with aspiring music artists chosen through auditions.
“Elements,” held for five days in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, became an annual event for six years and produced a roster of 360 budding musicians, many of whom went on to pursue careers as performing artists, composers, arrangers and producers in the contemporary scene.
A number of Elements alumni and mentors are coming together to perform at the “Elements Music Camp: The Reunion Concert” on July 21 at the University Theater, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
The lineup virtually represents the emerging new generation of Filipino singer-songwriters playing alongside some of the country’s most respected and sought-after music practitioners: Bullet Dumas, Ebe Dancel, Ice Seguerra, Jay Durias, Joey Ayala, Kat Agarrado, Nyoy Volante, Quest, Reese Lansangan, Thyro Alfaro & Yumi Lacsamana, Audie Gemora, Jungee Marcelo, Nar Cabico, Keiko Necesario, Nicole Laurel Asensio, Nykó Macá, Zion Aquino, Hans Dimayuga, Emanuelle Vera, Josh Villena, Inky De Dios, JM Quiblat, Zsaris, Jazz Nicolas, Miro Valera, Kelley Mangahas, Brian Sombero, Roxanne Barcelo, Kevin Yadao, Jensen Gomez and Aia de Leon.
Durias is musical director, while Paolo Valenciano directs the concert.
“Elements Music Camp: The Reunion Concert,” July 21, at the University Theater, Magsaysay Ave. UP Diliman, Quezon City. /atm