December 13, 2018
CEBU CITY – Palm Grass, The Cebu Heritage Hotel, recently released an original Cebuano song it produced entitled ‘Kinasing’ which features the puso-makers in Pasil.
Puso (rice-pouch), specifically, the kinasing, is the central object in the song.
Words of the song are written by Palm Grass incorporator A. Guivelondo, with The Clash’s Joannah Sy, who is also the song’s interpreter, and singer-songwriter Jeff Escarda, who is the song’s music composer-arranger.
Furthermore, the ‘Kinasing’ music video, produced by Palm Grass and Hong Kong-based Visualise That Event’s lead video creator Prospero Laput, was officially launched last November 17, 2018 at Palm Grass, The Cebu Heritage Hotel, during ‘Gabii sa Gugma, ’the celebration of Gen. Arcadio Maxilom’s birthday.
Video Creator Laput said, “Since we started producing videos this year, young people involved in our projects helped us figure out the balance between content that young people understand and the social and heritage messages that we are trying to impart.”
Aside from song and music video, ‘Kinasing’ was also a short film project crafted by the community, with the collective and selfless work of dedicated stage performers from the Cebu Normal University and University of the Philippines-Cebu.
“Indeed, the making of the short film is a testament, that when the community works hard together, sacrifices together, something beautiful can happen. Something as beautiful as the Kinasing,” said film producers Laput and Palm Grass.
The puso-makers are honored in this song based from a poem that tells about their pains, struggles, dreams and journey towards a better society.
The song ‘Kinasing’ will soon be heard in FM stations in Cebu City. The song’s music video is available at Palm Grass facebook page: Palm Grass The Cebu Heritage Hotel and YouTube account.
Palm Grass will be releasing more Cebuano original songs that raise awareness on the story of Cebu and Cebuano heroes through various art forms such as visual art, music, literature, film, and others.