Kuh Ledesma Celebrates 35 Blissful Years!
By Kiko Escuadro
In celebration of her 35th year in the music industry, the iconic pop diva, Ms. Kuh Ledesma, will be performing again on stage to entertain her audience on the state-of-the-art CCF Theater. She is excited because she will be singing in her home church. Definitely, she will sing her hit songs and some inspirational ditties.
As one of her guests, Kuh is happy to share that her brother (Tito) will be performing with her. “He’s back here for good,” she said. “Nagbalik bayan ang brother ko. I asked him kung gusto niyang kumanta kasi everytime I’m in the States he’s the one guesting in my show, and we usually sing “More than Wonderful” together, it’s a Gospel song.”
Meanwhile, with the election fever just around the corner, Kuh was asked who among the presidential candidate she’s going to endorse?
“Hindi ko pa alam, “ she quickly replied. “Kailangan ipag pray pa natin. I think all of them have good qualities, but kailangan ipagdasal natin kung sino ang makakatulong talaga sa bayan natin dahil maganda na yung takbo ng bayan natin, but you know it’s not perfect. Pero we definitely need somebody that will take over the Aquino government na hindi masira yung pinag umpisahan.”
Kuh added, “Pero alam mo naka sulat sa bible ang diyos din ang namimili kung sino ang namimili hindi aksidente kahit yung mga tinanggal nilagay ng diyos yan dyan kaya lang yung mga tao lang talaga ang nagkakaroon ng pagkaka mali.
Kuh also expressed her willingness to meet the presidentiables. “But I’d like to be able to meet Grace Poe, Rodrigo Duterte, or everybody that is running for president because i wanna give my name to the person I believe that can do the job. Hindi ko alam if I’m right, but i will pray about it.”
As a performer, Kuh always gave her support to our Filipino designers. She made it a point to showcase Filipino gowns in her shows and while performing on stage. She expressed her thoughts in using Filipino creations especially when she’s doing concerts abroad. “Andami na natin magagaling. Ang dream ko sa ating bayan is ma-export natin lahat ng sariling atin kasi all over the Philippines there are great Filipino designers that can compete worldwide,”she said.
As of now, Kuh is busy preparing for her anniversary concert which will happen on October 16. Her special guests inclue Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Jaya, Kuh’s daughter Isabella, Cristhopher de Leon,Tirso Cruz III, Perkins Twins and Fernando Carillo of the famous Marimar, who will be present in her concert to sing Spanish songs.