In celebration of Nagmamahal, Kapamilya’s first anniversary, Star Records releases a 14-track album for Filipinos abroad. The Nagmamahal Kapamilya Album - Songs For Global Pinoys is a compilation of songs that will make every global Pinoy feel closer to home.
Through this album, Nagmamahal Kapamilya hopes to pay tribute to the sacrifices of our modern-day heroes, the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and their great contribution to the country. The album will be available through ABS-CBN’s online shopping center, Starry Starry Store, for The Filipino Channel subscribers.
Star Records artists Erik Santos, Toni Gonzaga, Vhong Navarro, and Pokwang entertained the showbiz press during the July 19 press conference for Nagmamahal, Kapamilya’s first anniversary. These four singers were included among the artists who sang for the album.
Annabel Regalado-Borja, one of the executive producers of the Nagmamahal Kapamilya Album - Songs For Global Pinoys, said that they carefully chose the artists included in the compilation. She says, "Kinukuha namin ang mga artist na may relevance o affiliation sa product na ilalabas."
Erik Santos, for instance, was chosen because his father worked as an OFW in the past. The singer recalls, "Habang nire-record ko iyon [his song "Balik Sa Bayan"], feel na feel ko ang pag-awit." Incidentally, Erik’s piece will be used as the new theme song of the upcoming campaign of ABS-CBN show Nagmamahal, Kapamilya.
Another singer who can relate to the songs in the album is comedienne Pokwang, who worked in Japan and had two sons from her former Japanese partner. While she was doing the song "Hai," Pokwang admitted that, "Yung bawat lyrics po ng kantang inawit ko nakaka-relate naman po ako diyan kasi po istorya ng buhay ko iyon.
"Sa totoo lang, malungkot po ang buhay ko doon [in Japan] so kinomedy ko na lang po para naman ang ating mga kababayan na makakarinig nito, hindi lang dito, na may burden sa buhay ay tatawanan na lang nila."
Comedian-host Vhong Navarro also had a similar experience. Vhong’s mom was an OFW in America for around 15 years. The host of Wazzup Wazzup said, "Kumbaga nakita ko iyong kalungkutan ng mga kababayan natin. Kaya nga gumawa ng album Nagmamahal, Kapamilya, para po sa lahat ng nalulumbay na mga OFW sa iba’t ibang bansa. Especially po kami, nagtra-travel kami, nakikita po namin ang mga kababayan natin na tuwing nakakakita sila na nagpe-perform na kapwa Filipino, natutuwa sila."
The 14-track album also features songs of other artists: Gary Valenciano, Piolo Pascual, Sheryn Regis, Yeng Constantino, Jamie Rivera, Makisig Morales, and the groups Cebalo and All Star.
The songs included in the album are: "Lupang Hinirang" (video), "Dahil Nagmamahal," "Balik Sa Bayan," "Lipad Ng Pangarap," "Super Pinoy," "Pinoy Ako," "Anak," "Nariyan Ka Pa Rin Sana," "Miles Away," "Hawak Kamay," "Yesterday’s Dream," "Sayaw Pinoy," "Hai," and "Uuwi Ka Rin."
The month-long celebration of Nagmamahal, Kapamilya will kick off on August 4. The episode will feature an exclusive interview with Superstar Nora Aunor in San Diego, California; the love story of Marianie de Villa; and the life story of Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 Big Winner Beatriz Saw.