Enjoy this rare clip of Ayen Munji-Laurel singing Nabasag ang Banga from Dalagang Bukid, Atang de la Rama's first hit sarsuwela, at a CCP tribute concert to National Artists called Lagi Kitang Naaalala. Who knew then that, years later, Ayen would sing this song again, not concert-style as in this clip, but in a glowing, evocative excerpt from the sarsuwela (see pic above)--the arrangement slower, its subtext clearer (guess what the song is about?), the era sprung vividly to life--in a new play called Atang?
Dulaang UP's "Atang" runs until Dec. 14 at the Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP-Diliman. Call 0917-6206224 or 0922-8206224, 9818500 local 2449, 9261349. Telefax 4337840. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.upd.edu.ph/~dup.