For years my mother shared how she felt about me doing a solo performance in my hometown with my siblings being involved. Her face lit up as she talked about her vision of it and loved what she saw, so she made me promise to make it happen. She believed that I could accomplish what she had not in her lifetime. I remember making the decision to leave home to handle all details of production, from auditioning local artists, hiring support staff, shopping for printing shops, renting rehearsal venues, directing rehearsals, to editing program content. This process took over three months to complete. Despite the lack of conveniences and technical resources, I miraculously persevered in my pursuit of creating a musical experience I’d always wanted to share with my audience. My mother’s vision became mine and was 'begging' to come out as a reality.
On December 1, 2018, a year after my mother passed away, The Singing Poet concert was staged at the historic auditorium of Universidad de Sta. Isabel, my Alma Mater. That evening I stepped out from the dark backstage to the blinding lights realizing that I was about to share my most profound performance yet as an artist.