Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tori Night '09

Thanks to the internet, for i found fellow Toriphiles here in Manila who are after all more active in meeting up and organizing events for her cause. Not really a mean, mean cause but something like holding a gig and meeting up for coffee while sharing insights and other stories about her influence.

This year, an event in celebration of her birthday (Aug. 22) has been organized. Dubbed as Assorted Fairy Tales, this will be held this Friday, Aug. 21 at the Conspiracy Bar in. QC. Description of the said event is as follows:

On the annual Tori Amos Night event, fans of renowned singer/songwriter and piano prodigy Tori Amos from all over the Philippines celebrate her unique artistry.
This year’s Tori Amos Night, dubbed as “Assorted Fairy Tales,” will take place on 21 August, the eve of her birthday. Pinoy Toriphiles (Tori Amos fans) will gather at Conspiracy Bar and Garden CafĂ©, located at 59 Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, to listen to Tori’s songs and words as rendered by her fans and respected local artists and bands. Among those who will be performing are Isha, Kate Torralba, Khavn Dela Cruz, Carol Bello, Matilda, Tao Aves, Scarlet Tears, and special guests such as Ms Angel Aquino who will read poems from poets that inspired Tori’s lyricism and "a female Pinoy alt-rock icon" who's going to perform a Tori Amos cover for the first time.
Tori Amos is among the most enduring and well respected musical artists of her generation, having gathered among the most dedicated fandoms and influenced many of her peers in the industry. She is considered a musical prodigy, particularly with her favored instrument, the piano; she began composing instrumental pieces and was given a full scholarship to the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music at age five. She has since released 10 studio albums, been nominated for eight Grammy awards, and co-founded the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), a help line that connects callers to their local rape crisis center.

This is my first time ever to attend such an event and i'm pretty excited never mind if i'll have to go by myself. Oh well...Who knows, maybe next time we'll have her perform here in the country. Yay!

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