Hajji, Dessa, and Madz in ‘Powerhouse Valentine’


    CELEBRATE life and love with OPM icon Hajji Alejandro, the internationally-acclaimed Philippine Madrigal Singers, and “Powerhouse Diva” Dessa in “Powerhouse Valentine” happening on February 14 at the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila in Araneta.

    With stage direction by Calvin Neria and musical direction by Elmer Blancaflor, “Powerhouse Valentine” is a dinner-concert that showcases the bravura of Hajji, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and Dessa as three of the best Filipino artists ever.

    Hajji is a legendary Filipino artist who is one of the major proponents of OPM who recorded and popularized such mammoth hits as “Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika,” “Nakapagtataka,”

    “Panakip Butas,” and “May Minamahal,” among many other masterpieces. He has performed live not only in sold-out venues here in the Philippines but the world over as well, romancing music lovers with his immortal classics.

    The Philippine Madrigal Singers or simply the Madz, on the other hand, is the very first choir in the world to win the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in 1997 which they took home again in 2007, making the group the only choir in the world to win the award twice.

    While Dessa is one of the most sensational live performers in the world with a vocal range and electrifying stage persona that never fails to amaze and enthrall audiences around the world. Her mainstream career kicked off after she bested the most experienced contestants in Kazakhstan in “The Voice of Asia” in 1993 where she also won the FIDOF award as best singer, the SAGA Yoshinogari Festa award in 1998 in Saga, Japan, and the Best Interpreter award in the 1999 Asia Song Festival in Malaysia. In the field of recording, Dessa recorded the anthemic ballads “Bring Back the Times,” “Saan Ka Man Narooon,” and “Lipad ng Pangarap.”

    Together, Hajji, the Madz, and Dessa will dazzle in a world-class Valentine musical that will encompass such genres as soul, disco, jazz, and R&B.

    Part of the proceeds of Powerhouse Valentine will be donated to its official beneficiary, the Philippine Cancer Society.