New OPMs Deliver Timely Message in the Midst of Tragedy

Oct 4, 2011 | Posted under Concert, Papuri 20

Pinoy Composers Weigh In: “Return To Your Roots!”

Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit

Filipino songwriters join the conversation on how to face the struggles of life. Twelve original
compositions comprise the newest musical project from FEBC Philippines, focusing on themes like
faith in an unchanging God, discovering life’s purpose, passion for life-change and for a transformed
Philippines. The collection, entitled “PAPURI! 20 – Babalik-Balikan”, will be launched in a concert on October 14, 2011, 3:00 and 7:30 PM at Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila.

The songs were written by seasoned Christian OPM songwriters, including Dodjie Simon, Arnel De Pano,
Soc Villanueva and Ricky Sanchez, and produced by Jungee Marcelo and Arnel De Pano. The album
showcases the talents of Reuben Laurente, Dulce, Tricia Amper-Jimenez, Richard Reynoso, Jim San Juan,
and many more. The album launch will feature two medleys that weave together the musical highlights
of PAPURI! since its inception in 1979.

The songs deliver their messages in musical styles that range from pop ballad to jazz, from classic to
contemporary folk and gospel. “The strong musical appeal of PAPURI! 20 is just where it starts,” says
FEBC Philippines President Dan Andrew Cura, “Wait till you are drawn in and discover the impassioned
and relevant message in each song!”

“The album couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time,” says Jim San Juan, 2002 Katha Best Male
Pop Vocalist awardee, “In these times of lawlessness, senseless killings and our children being exposed
to all kinds of uncontrolled information on media, we need to be inspired by songs centered on God’s
endearing love – songs written in our own language and with the sentiments and passion that are
uniquely Filipino.”

PAPURI! Is the music arm of FEBC Philippines, a Christian broadcast network operating nine (9) AM and
FM stations all over the country, broadcasting in 17 languages to practically the entire archipelago.
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If you’d like more information on PAPURI! and FEBC Philippines, call or email Lyn De Guzman at telephone 292-5603,, or you can check us out online at

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