Time for girl group Ppop Generation
If the Koreans have K-pop and the Japanese call theirs J-Pop, then for the Philippines it has got to be Ppop!
I f the Koreans have K-pop and the Japanese call theirs J-Pop, then for the Philippines it has got to be Ppop!
The touted “movement” in the local music scene is being heralded by Ppop Generation: Boom Ganda, a group of 45 girls showcasing youth, beauty and talent.
The formation of the group is a venture between Viva Live, Inc., led by Vic del Rosario, Jr. (Chairman of the Viva Communication Inc.), one of the country’s most important entertainment companies; and RTM of Japan represented by performer, songwriter, rapper and talent manager Masatoshi Mano a.k.a MC Man, and Ryota Naito, the creative producer.
The girls who make up Ppop Generation: Boom Ganda were carefully selected from thousands of auditionees from all over the country since 2009. They underwent intensive training in song, dance, personality and speech development under Geleen Eugenio, and coaches Sushi Reyes and Zeb Zuniga.
At a press launch, Geleen admitted it’s a challenge handling a group as large as it is, with age of members ranging from 13 to 18 years old.
“Sometimes they give me a headache!” she laughed. “But I’m a mother and I treat them as my own children. I discipline them, when needed.”
Everyday, the girls devote two hours to voice lessons, two hours to dance lessons, one hour to personality development, and one hour for speech development. “They don’t lipsync,” Geleen proudly shared. “When they auditioned, we let them read a book for us to hear their diction. We made sure we get the best of the best from those thousands of aspirant. I can proudly say there’s talent here, beauty is there. I think they just need to grow more as artists in the coming months.”
Geleen always reminds the girls to value the importance of discipline.
“That’s the secret to success,” she noted. “They have to do what is required of them, they have to give their 100 percent in every performance. They have to be on time always. I know they are young but I hope they develop discipline in themselves.”
Vic is confident Ppop Generation: Boom Ganda will succeed in the industry.
“It’s time to showcase the talents of Filipino performers. I pray someday they would make it internationally,” he said.
Ppop Generation: Boom Ganda will perform in two musical shows, between Tuesdays to Saturdays, all throughout 2019 starting Jan. 8. The shows will be held at the Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan.
Vic revealed they plan to produce an allOPM album for the group next year.
PPOP GENERATION: BOOM GANDA