Busking is the means of entertainment in public places such as streets, marketplaces, malls, etc. 80% of Filipinos are not familiar with the term "Busking," or even busking itself. This is where Stage Sessions come in.
Stages Sessions To Launch First Documentary Series
Apr 25, 2019 at 7:25 PM
Posted by : Marie Li
Filed Under : Entertainment
Manila, Philippines - 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. Though the brand has found success in shedding light on both indie and mainstream music in authentic settings, for the very first time, Stages Sessions will pivot to doing more story-centered content. The debut feature to be released in May is Stages Sessions’ very own mini-documentary series entitled “As the Street Plays” which will feature buskers, Jello Reyes, JV Bautista and Eloisa Jayloni.
This three-part documentary series will tackle and will hope to answer the question to why people busk, and why busking is a big deal for aspiring musicians. The series will present three buskers, Jello Reyes, a singer songwriter who gave up his well- paying job to focus on a career on music and busking, JV Bautista, who found peace and comfort in busking while battling depression, and, Eloisa Jayloni, who has found success in her music career through busking on the streets of BGC.
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.
Follow their stories on May 15, 16 and 17 on the Stages Sessions YouTube and Facebook Channels.
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