Gary V on a roll with ‘Awit At Laro’ series

Gary Valenciano and Darren Espanto Gary Valenciano and Darren Espanto

Gary Valenciano and some of the featured artists in his Star Music album “Awit At Laro” are on promo tour in Ayala Malls around the country.

The first two legs of the mall show series kicked off successfully at Glorietta while the second leg happened at Trinoma.

The other remaining shows are scheduled at UP Town Center on Nov. 23 with Gary, Gab Valenciano, Billy Crawford, and Joey Ayala with host Janina Vela; Alabang Town Center on Nov. 24 with Gary, Ogie Alcasid, and Joey Ayala with host Justin Quirino; Feliz on Nov. 25 with Gary, Janella Salvador, Gab, and AC Bonifacio with host Donita Rose; Ayala Mall Legaspi on Nov. 30 with Gary and Kiana Valenciano; Marquee Mall on Dec. 1 with Donny Pangilinan, Janella, Lara Maigue, Kiana, and RJ dela Fuente; Market, Market on Dec. 2 with Gary, Janella, Lara, and Joey Ayala; Serin, Tagaytay on Dec. 8 with Kiana and RJ; Ayala Mall, Cebu on Dec. 12 with Gary and Jona with host Hannah Pangilinan; Harbor Point in Olongapo on Dec. 15 with Gary, Joey Ayala, Kiana, and RJ; and Bacolod on Dec. 22 with Gary and Katrina Velarde.

The full-length album “Awit At Laro” is a project that aims to promote traditional Filipino children’s games and folk songs through visual arts and music. It was three years in the making and it is Gary’s biggest recording to date as it also celebrates Gary’s 35th year in the industry, his new restored life, and UNICEF’s 70th year in the Philippines.

“Awit At Laro” – the musical recording project – assembles over 70 musical artists from singers to songwriters to music arrangers and musicians in the recording of 20 brand new songs while 20 of the country’s most brilliant visual artists created drawings and paintings that represent each of the songs in the album that is published in a coffee table song book.

The album is the brainchild of Bambi Manosa-Tanjutco and she collaborates for the very first time with Gary Valenciano, who is the godson of her father National Artist, Architect Bobby Mañosa, and his Manila Genesis team.
The concert series has Paolo Valenciano as stage director and James Laforteza as choreographer for the tour’s featured dancers, Steps Dance Project.