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HARANA, to the Filipinos means "serenade". In the old days, a young Filipino man would express his feelings to a lady he loves by singing a love song accompanied by an acoustic guitar and other instruments late at night. He would start a song outside her house together with other friends and the lady is expected to open her window and look out to listen to his song. This gesture signals a positive acknowledgement for the man thus gives him a big hope for a courtship about to begin.
HARANA signifies love...and for this singing quartet, there is no other way to express sincere love and passion but thru love songs. Brought together by friendship and a common interest for music, after experiences in performing with other musicians, they finally found their way to each other and discovered that their music blend well together... so HARANA came to be in July 2010.
SALVADOR "Buddy" ESPORLAS ...... Lead guitar instrumentalist and vocalist
JUAN "john" GONZAGA ....... contra bass/vocalist
AUGUSTO "bong" CLEDERA JR. ...... Guitar / Lead Vocalist
JOSEFINA "Josie" ESPORLAS ...... percussions / vocalist
HARANA members are busy with their respective jobs Monday thru Friday but find time every weekend to get together
and practice. Invitations to perform at special events and occasions suddenly come up and they are always ready for
anything. Clients would also suggest their favorite songs to be performed and these suggestions are most welcome and
they are never disppointed.
September 20, 2010
HARANA Quartet was invited to perform at Avenue Square Function Hall on the occasion of Mrs. Francia Badiola's
December 29, 2010 - post christmas party gig at Hotel Emily, Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
performed as an acoustic serenade during dinner time then as an electronic showband after dinner
for the disco-dancing time.
keyboard - Augusto "Bong" Cledera Jr
drums - Juan "John" Gonzaga
Electric Bass - Salvador "Buddy" Esporlas
vocalist - Josefina "Josie" Esporlas
January 10, 2011 - Birthday Party gig at Starmark Royale, J. Miranda Avenue, Naga City, Philippines. Performed again
as acoustic serenade during dinner then as a showband afterwards,
February 13, 2011 - Pre-Valentine Smorgasbord Dinner at Villa Caceres Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City, Philippines
February 14, 2011 - Valentine Wedding Party at Villa Caceres Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
Updated: August 28, 2011
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