BUKAS PALAD is a community of young people who compose, record, and perform original Filipino religious music. Since 1986, Bukas Palad has recorded 14 albums under the Jesuit Music Ministry of the Ateneo de Manila University and has performed in over a hundred solo concerts across the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Very few of Bukas Palad’s members received formal musical training, but in its 24 years, Bukas Palad has grown to become an important force in Filipino music. Many of the most popular and well-loved praise songs in the Philippines were first sung and recorded by Bukas Palad. “Hindi Kita Malilimutan”, “Tanging Yaman”, “Sa ‘Yo Lamang”, “Anima Christi”, and “I Will Sing Forever” are but a few of the songs Bukas Palad has sung and spread over its 23 years.
Huwag Kang Mangamba is a Benefit Concert for Yolanda Victims @ St. Paul Pasig
A Limited edition live concert recording of the group’s benefit concert for Yolanda survivors held at St. Paul Pasig
Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga, born February 22, 1971) is a Filipina singer and actress, best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses (Jasmine and Mulan), and as a recording artist and television performer.
At age 18, she originated the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, first in the West End and then on Broadway, winning the Olivier and Theatre World Awards, and becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award. Salonga is the first Filipino artist to sign with an international record label (Atlantic Records in 1993).
Salonga was the first actress of Asian descent to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. She also portrayed Éponine and Fantine, respectively, in the musical’s 10th and 25th anniversary concerts in London. She provided the singing voices of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992) and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. Salonga starred as Mei-li in the 2002 Broadway version of Flower Drum Song. She has played numerous other stage, film and TV roles in the US, the Philippines and elsewhere. She has toured widely in the theatre roles and as a concert artist. From 2015 to 2016, she returned to Broadway in Allegiance, and from 2017 to 2019 she appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island.