Filipino musical artists celebrate the works of Manila-born musician Luis Eduardo Aute – Manila Bulletin

The Instituto Cervantes presents ‘Con tu latido: Filipinas canta a Luis Eduardo Aute. A “tribute” video concert

An afternoon dedicated to the musical works of Luis Eduardo Aute awaits you on September 13 in Intramuros. The Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain pay a fine tribute to the Spanish artist born in Manila by launching “Con tu latido: Filipinas canta a Luis Eduardo Aute. A tribute video concert.

A respected artist and musician popular in Spain in the latter part of the 20th century, Luis Eduardo Aute was born in Manila in 1943. His father, a Catalan working for Tabacalera since 1919, married a Spanish Filipina. As a child, Aute studied at De La Salle School, where he learned English and Tagalog.

His family finally settled in Spain in 1954. Aute’s musical career began in the 1960s and he continued to compose songs and record albums well into the 2010s. A multi-talented creator, Aute is passed away in April 2020, leaving behind an extensive collection of works in several fields such as literature, music, film and painting.

As a Spanish artist born in Manila, the Instituto Cervantes de Manila decided to bring his legacy to the country. Last November 2021, a virtual concert was held, and due to its overwhelming success, a very good indicator that his music has been well received by Filipinos. Now, the global non-profit organization aims to reach a wider audience by presenting the concert again, this time at its Intramuros branch on September 13 to mark its 79th birthday.

Distinct Filipino musical artists will join the concert, who will present their interpretation of some of Aute’s works. The first is Filipino actress and singer Bituin Escalante, who will sing “Rosas en el mar”, Aute’s first hit released in 1966. Mark Anthony Carpio, chorus master of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, will perform “La belleza”. Toma Cayabyab, member of the Ateneo Chamber Singers and the Villancico Vocal Ensemble, and leader of his own jazz sextet, Debonair District, will sing another famous composition by Aute, “Libertad”. Filipino artists Julius Sinoy, James Barbecho, Sheila Ferrer and Ella Castro will also join them, who will perform “Dos o tres segundos de ternura”, “Siento que te estoy perdiendo”, “Slowly”, “Aute’s Sin tu latido”, respectively.

The concert will be completed by the interpretation of the Spanish singer Rosa León of “Mirándonos los dos”, a song published by Aute in 1980.

“Luis Eduardo Aute’s avant-garde style, his beautiful lyrics and his ability to write in an absolutely original way have earned him a special place among Spanish singer-songwriters,” says the Instituto Cervantes. “As an artist born in the Philippines, it’s only right that his heritage should be shared with Filipinos as well.”

The concert “Con tu latido. Filipinas canta a Aute” is organized by the Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines and the Intramuros administration. For more information about the event, you can visit the Instituto Cervantes website or Facebook page.


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