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Ryan Cayabyab Is Bringing Together Local Artists To Raise Money For Those Most Affected By COVID-19

Starting tonight at 8PM, artists including Lea Salonga, Raymond Lauchengco, and Ebe Dancel will perform straight from their living rooms in an online fundraiser for the people who are most vulnerable against COVID-19

Last night, National Artist Ryan Cayabyab—known lovingly in the industry and by fans as Mr. C—gave an impromptu concert straight from his living room. He sang his hits, such as “Araw Gabi,” “Mamang Kutsero,” the theme song of Sineskwela, and more. But this was only a teaser, he said in the beginning of his livestream, for the bigger event is yet to happen. Tonight, in fact.

For the next two weeks, starting tonight at 8PM, local artists around the Philippines and the world, wherever they may be, will perform online from the comfort of their own homes in an effort to raise money for those most affect by and most vulnerable against the spread of COVID-19.

"Bayanihan-Musikahan" (reminiscent of Mr. C's Ryan Ryan Musikahan late night musical show on ABS-CBN) was initiated by Mr. C himself, and will include artists such as Lea Salonga, Jett Pangan, Raymond Lauchengco, Isay and Robert Seña, Christian Bautista, Cherie Gil, Celeste Legaspi, Agot Isidro, Yael and Karylle Yuzon, The CompanY, and more. 

“Most of them will perform a song and appeal to everyone to please donate. The fundraising is for our brothers who are most, most vulnerable. Sila talaga ‘yung nangangailanganKailangan ng tulong—kung ano ‘yung pwede nating itulong, ‘yun ang gagawin natin.” 

More and more artists are continuing to sign up and join this initiative, but tune in tonight for the start of the fundraiser!

Lead photos from @msleasalonga @agotisidro @anakarylle