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IN PHOTOS: Noel Cabangon showcases the beauty of OPM in ‘Himig ng Pag-ibig’ concert

February 18th, 2019
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When it comes to finding great Original Pilipino Music (OPM), you should look no further than the classics. From Apo Hiking Society’s emotional single “Batang Bata Ka Pa” to Freddie Aguilar’s anthemic song “Anak”, music enthusiasts have a plethora of amazing local songs to listen to. And among this exceptional selection of tracks is the talented singer-songwriter, Noel Cabangon.

Last February 13, 2019, the ‘Kanlungan’ singer showcased his musical prowess in his “Himig ng Aking Pag-ibig” concert at the Music Museum. Complete with a set list of iconic OPM songs and stellar guests, the concert showed fans how Cabangon continues to be one of the best local artists we have today.

In case you missed his pre-Valentine’s Day concert, here are some highlights from that evening:

Noel Cabangon featured OPM at its finest

Noel Cabangon opened the night with a medley of Filipino songs. This included song covers like “Sorry Na, Pwede Ba”, “Ngayon At Kailanman”, and “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko”.

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He also performed some of his best hits like “Kanlungan” and he sang his latest single “Pipiliin Pang Maghintay”.

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The concert featured a lineup of talented guests

In addition to performing on his own, Cabangon shared the stage with a lineup of talented guests. This included Bea Lorenzo, Shiela Valderrama, and Cabangon’s own son, Gab Cabangon.

Noel Cabangon shared the stage with up-and-coming artist, Bea Lorenzon. Photo Credit: Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net

Shiela Valderrama joined Noel Cabangon onstage for a duet of “Somewhere” and “All I Ask of You”. Photo Credit: Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net

Noel Cabangon performs the song, “Tatsulok”, alongside his son, Gab Cabangon. Photo Credit: Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net

Concertgoers were also surprised to see Jim Paredes and Boboy Garovillo perform onstage a medley of their greatest hits.

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This was then followed by a  special group performance of “Batang Bata Ka Pa” by Jim Paredes, Boboy Garovillo, Noel Cabangon, and Gab Cabangon.

(L–R) Boboy Garovillo, Noel Cabangon, Gab Cabangon, and Jim Paredes shine in this group performance. Photo Credit: Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net

Noel Cabangon showed that there is love and hope in music

Considering that the concert happened the night before Valentine’s Day, Noel Cabangon took this opportunity to thank the woman whom he calls his “North Star.” In doing this, he sang Elton John’s “Your Song” and handed over a bouquet of flowers to his wife in the crowd.

.@noelcabangon brings a bouquet of flowers to the woman who he calls his "North Star." ❤ pic.twitter.com/ih9BqrIOx5

— InqPOP! (@InqPOP) February 13, 2019

Finally, he ended the night asking concertgoers to raise their right hands mid-song and make a promise to continue being concerned citizens for the country.

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