Each busker has their own way of storytelling. In this case, buskers prefer a public place to not only play their music, but to tell a story to an unknown audience, whether they stop to listen or not. You’ve heard their stories, now it’s time to hear their music!
Meet The Top Buskers Of Metro Manila In Stages Sessions’ “As The Street Plays: Live!”
Jun 08, 2019 at 11:54 PM
Posted by : Marie Li
Filed Under : Entertainment
Manila, Philippines - Artists, have an amazing ability to be able to express themselves using the most surprising tools, in the most interesting ways and in the most unexpected places: Tools like a pen, paintbrush or musical instruments, Ways, like poems, quips or songs, and Places like bars, concert halls, and yes, even streets.
Street performing, or, “Busking” is what Stages Sessions aims to showcase with its newest production, “As The Street Plays: Live.” For three years, Stages Sessions has established itself as one of the pioneers in live and digital content production. Producing shows that showcase local and exceptional artists such as Keiko Necesario, Bullet Dumas, and Sam Concepcion.
Most recently, Stages Sessions launched “As The Street Plays: Buskers of Manila” a 3-part mini documentary which featured buskers, Jello Reyes, JV Bautista, and Eloisa Jayloni. This series highlighted topic such as what the performance type is, the problems they faced as a street performer, and what purpose, or, self-actualisation they achieved once they chose busking as their main job. Even with just a guitar, a mind-bank of pop songs and a corner of a busy street, these buskers are able to showcase their skills, play amazing music and tell their story in the most authentic way possible.
Jello Reyes is a singer-songwriter who started his music career through busking around the streets of Manila and currently doing his sessions around Uptown BGC, Taguig. His life story is about leaving his job at Resorts World Manila in order for him to pursue his dreams to become a music artist. Despite the consequences he encountered after leaving his day job, it didn’t stop him to follow his calling.
It all started in 2014, when his friend Migz Haleco inspired him to practice singing, which he started inside the four walls of his home. JV Bautista is a regular busker that can be found at BGC Highstreet, Taguig. He is the busker who befriends his viewers and let them pick songs for him to cover. Aside from that, he considers busking as an escape from his depression. Busking helps him forget, and singing for people makes him happy.
Eloisa Jayloni is a singer-songwriter who began performing at the streets of Bonifacio Global City Taguig as a busker four years ago. Her dream to become a music artist that seemed impossible for her at first became possible as she started her busking sessions. All she wanted is to reach people through her songs. She produced her first debut album 'Pangarap ni Eloisa' last 2016 and was featured at GMA 7 reality show 'Reel Time', narrating her life story and journey as a busker.
With the success of this digital documentary series, they are now given the chance to expose themselves in a much more intimate space.
You see them perform on streets, now it’s time for them to share their stories through music under one stage. Catch “As The Street Plays: Live” on June 20, 2019 at Studio 28, Uptown Parade, BGC
Pre-Sell: Php200 (https://tinyurl.com/ATSPtickets)
Door Charge: Php 250
Make sure to follow Stages Sessions on their social media platforms:
And don’t forget to subscribe to the Stages Sessions Youtube channel through youtube.com/stagessessions