From L – R: GBoy Garcia (Vocals), Joseph Flores (Drums), Maui Bayore (Vocals), Raychel Carrasco (Vocals) Rod Magnaye (Sarap Sarap Owner), Deo Patalinghog (Guitars), Michelle Magnaye (Sarap Sarap Owner), Jessa Pablo (Vocals), Bob Sales (Drums), Roger Vasquez (Keyboard)
Michelle and Rod Magnaye, owners of Sarap-Sarap Restaurant and the main sponsor of the event.
From far left: Edith Maranan, organizer; Josehine Pascua and Lhea Mateo, receptionists.
The dancing spree
Event: Musikainan 2022
Organizers: Sarap Sarap Restaurant and Catering Service
Audience: People who want to listen to good, live music and have fun
Venue: St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron St., St. Albert
Date: June 4, 7 PM
Feedback: Great show, great band, great food
Demand: People are still asking for more live dates as others failed to attend due to work schedules and the Oilers game
Sequel: Sarap Sarap Restaurant opening (probably in July 2022)
Sarap Sarap Restaurant and Catering Services and the AZN (pronounced “Asian”) Session band partnered on June 4th to hold the first ever MusiKainan Dinner and Entertainment show at the St. Albert Community Hall along 17 Perron Street, St. Albert. Guests were serenaded with classic love songs from the 70s to the early 2000s performed by the AZN Session Band, highlighted by their rendition of the pop jazz hit “Better Days” by Diane Reeves. The 1st set started off with the Doobie Brothers’ Top 10 hit “Long Train Runnin”, followed by “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer and “Kiss on My List” by Hall and Oates. As the guests finished up dinner, the band performed other chart toppers like “Open Arms” by Journey, “Stranded” by Heart and “Through The Fire” by Chaka Khan. The 1st set was capped by Ambrosia’s “Biggest Part of Me” followed by “Game of Love” by Santana and Michelle Branch.
The 2nd Set kicked off with a rendition of Player’s “Baby Come Back” followed by “Price Tag” by Jessie J., which set up the mood for everyone to get on the dance floor. The 2nd set was an hour and a half of all-dance music to the guests’ delight.
Sarap Sarap Restaurant and Catering Services aims to continue its partnership with the AZN Session Band by putting up regular shows for the band in their new location at 10130 107 Ave NW in Edmonton. Watch out for their schedule on their Facebook Page.