Lolita Carbon with the Boys




















September 3, 2009

For our Filipino friends and fans of ASIN and Juan Dela Cruz Band lovers here are some photos and raw video of them in Canada in August 2009. Lolita Carbon, Boy Militar and Boboy Doromal reunited as Lolita with the Boys and joined Mike Hanopol, Wally Gonzalez and Joey Smith from Juan de la Cruz Band - all together for a road tour and reunion performances.




































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Raw video at the University of San Augustin reunion and picnic. Mike Hanopol, Boboy Doromal, Boy and Isabel Militar all attended the private school in Iloilo.

Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran, a song about the environment from ASIN:



and more Loitla with the Boys...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing these photos of our Filipino national musicians. hope someday to see them play in person.

Anonymous said...

I love that song and the whole band. Mabuhay ang Filipino!

khon pheua chiiwit said...

These guys remind me of the great Thai band Carabao. Any connection or influence?

Anonymous said...

I am assuming, Wendy, that Boboy is your spouse.

Wendy said...

Boboy (glasses -playing strat, Martin or bass in these photos) is my husband. Boy Militar (long hair) is our cousin. Some of our other relatives are in these photos. Our beautiful nieces are in the bottom photo. Aysa, on the right, is a well-known singer and musician in Toronto. Our cousin, Isabel, Boy's wife, (third photo from bottom) is a bass player.

Wendy said...

khon pheua chiiwit:

I know both groups emerged in the 1970's in the Philippines with songs having social justice and environmental themes. Carabao is a Thai group, ASIN is Filipino. The original musicians from Carabao were studying in the Philippines when they formed the group.

Both groups have had a flow of different members over the years.

Both groups use traditional instruments as well as Western instruments. ASIN was the first Filipino bands to use indigenous instruments in their songs. Boboy plays the kulitang, an instrument from Mindanao that is featured in some ASIN songs.

The Filipino lyrics and tune in the Black Eyed Peas' The Api Song were taken from the ASIN song, Balita.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pictures. I grew up listening to the music of these bands an their songs live in my heart.