[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Kjwan
MANILA, Philippines – Kjwan is coming to Rappler HQ for a Live Jam!
After entering the music scene in the early 2000s, the band – Marc Abaya, Enrique "Inky" De Dios, Kelley Mangahas, Boogie Romero, Eo Marcos – has since won the hearts of many with their rocking tunes.
Here's their complete set list:
Kjwan performs an acoustic version of "Sa Ilalim," which they quickly rehearsed before their #LiveJam set. "I think the best part of making music is when you're unsure," said frontman Marc Abaya.
Kjwan plays "Slow Shutter" for their acoustic #LiveJam. "This song, we don't really play live a lot, but it was actually one of those songs we all love," explained bassist Kelley Mangahas.
Kjwan's "One Look" was a song written – and almost sung – by former band member Jorel Corpus. "He wrote this song for our second album and we hated it so much, because it didn't fit at all... and it worked!" recounted Marc Abaya.
Kjwan frontman Marc Abaya recalled that the band decided to play "Aking Pangako" over an AFP anniversary video by Joaquin Valdes: "The meaning of the song, we felt, was more important than beauty shots of the band."
Kjwan plays their first-ever single, "Daliri," for #LiveJam. Kelley Mangahas remembers the first time they played it at a show: "We went up on stage, did this song, and there was a flood of people that went [down] – like wow, we had to stop for a while."