Kuh Ledesma The "Pop Diva"
Kuh Ledesma is one of the most fascinating Diva in the Philippine music industry.
She usually performs pop and jazz forms of music. For 25 years in the music industry, Kuh is a recipient of several awards local and international awards already. Because of her distinct and exceptionally performances she was recognized and dubbed as the "pop diva" of the Philippines. She was the first Filipino singer who received the Salem Award in London.
Kuh Ledesma and members of the band Jet Montelibano and Toto Gentica went to Manila. They later formed a new band which was known as "Music and Magic". While she was with the band, Kuh was able to render her very first solo hit, the song "Dito ba?"
The Solo Career Years
> In 1980's Kuh Ledesma was also able to perform her first solo concerts at the Araneta Coliseum, PICC and cultural center of the Philippines.
> In spite hectic performances she was able to lunch an all-Filipino concert dubbed "Ako ay Filipino" in 1982. This featured some of the pop songs, ethnic sounds and kundimans. This show made a mark to many Filipinos locally as well as abroad.
> Because of the success of "Ako ay Filipino" another production followed which was called the "Inspired Madness" in 1983. This was created in collaboration with the then budding musical director Ryan Cayabyab and the Philippine film director Peque Gallaga as well.
> During the 1980's Kuh sang at the CCP to pay a tribute to Ninoy Aquino, one of the country's political heroes. The show dramatically ended by her singing the Acappella version of "You'll never walk alone" and the "Impossible Dream".
> In 1990's, Kuh was able to perform with some of the foreign artists such as Kenny Rankin, Michael Legrand, The Platters and Noel Pointer.
> She released several albums like "The Voice and The Violin".
Kuh Ledesma Awards and achievements
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