Jonathan Badon’s superb rendition of an Ilokano classic

“Tengnga Ti Baybay” by Jonathan Badon

From the album Sika (Ikaw): Songs for the Ilokano Heart
Distributed by Star records worldwide
Producer: Robert Sena
Executive Producer: Ana Agabin

Jonathan Badon, a tenor, is a Bachelor of Music in Voice graduate from the University of the Philippines College of Music. He is known as the Philippines’ “Prince of Popera” and he has traveled the world performing in major cultural festivals and with renowned orchestras and played lead roles in musicals (“Les Miserables”, “Camelot”, “Westside Story”)and operas (“Candide”, “Tales of Hoffman”, “La Traviata”). In the Philippines, Jonathan is a multi-awarded performer having won Best Global Pinoy Performer (2010) and Best Male Classical Performer Aliw Award (equivalent to the Tony Award) for 2004. He is consistently the top choice to represent the Philippines in different musical competitions in Wales, France, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, China and the U.S. His versatility in performing – he displays an effortless transition from classical to pop music – makes him one of the most sought-after stage personalities in the Philippines. Badon is also an award-winning composer, arranger as well as a visual artist. His musical and artistic talent were featured in a 2002 CD entitled “Sketches and Melodies” which contained his renditions of classical songs as well as his own sketches of architectural and historical landmarks.

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