Just like the rainbow’s definitive colors, the MINT Riffs—the school’s official glee club—had a vivid ‘technicolor’ of a showcase last May 20 at Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan. It was their sixth annual concert which they named “Bahaghari”.
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MINT College welcomed industry practitioners to the campus for its annual SHOW+TELL—or senior showcase. It was held last May 23, in the afternoon.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime event for Music Business management students and other attendees to hear from OPM artists themselves their experience in surviving and thriving in the local music scene.
The two OPM artists stressed that a songwriter should be “specific, clever, and honest.” Authenticity of the stories told in songs are most appreciated nowadays, and as Nicolas puts it, “write what you know.” This is best reflected if the inspiration of the songwriter came from one’s experiences. “Gumawa ka ng kanta na wala na, o wala pa,” Nicolas said.
Right now, Sam is working his way through a whirlwind of academics and gig life. Besides being an active musician and a junior MINT Music Business Management student, he also heads the school’s official music org Herbabuena. He is also tapped from time to time to go to production sets to do sound and mix engineering.