VVS Collective celebrates women from the countryside with pop-rap crossover “Probinsyana”

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  Promising hip-hop quartet VVS Collective pays tribute to the women of the countryside whose distinct looks, effortless grace, and captivating intelligence redefine conventional standards of beauty. On their lilting anthem “ Probinsyana ,” the rap crew delivers a romantic serenade for every ‘country’ lass who took their breath away in recent years. “ Probinsyana is a feel-good track which many Filipinos can relate to,” the group describes the appeal of their latest single. “It’s about searching and pursuing that dream girl who lives in the suburbs or the province. It expounds on the qualities of a province girl who’s simple yet has everything you’re looking for in a girl. With the thousands of islands that the Philippines has, the track will surely transcend to all Probinsyanas all over the country.” What makes it extra special is their attempt to take a stand against urbanite snobbery and Manila-centrism in a song that celebrates women of all kinds, regardless of their geogra

Down Memory Lane: Drum and Lyre Corps We Are!

When I was still young and in primary school, I was a member of a drum and lyre group of our school. We usually were present in every feasts, city activities, schools inter-city sports activities. We joined competition, that allowed me to travel from one city to another municipality at the very young age. I loved it every time we're performing then, I love playing xylophone while parading over the city with those high boots and short polka-dotted skirts representing our school.

While my younger brother is holding a cymbals the one like that of hi hat cymbals at Musicians Friend. But later on he's into snare drum.

We we're having fun all those times. The prime moment was when we won the grand champion of the Drum and Lyre Corps competition all over Palawan. It was such a great honor to be a member of the group. The first and last time of that kind of competition.

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