ELMO, SAAB, BARQ Join OPM Icons In Tribute For MYX Magna Awardee FRANCIS M
The prestigious MYX Magna Award was conferred posthumously to the one and only Master Rapper Francis Magalona at the virtual celebration of the MYX Awards 2020.
The MYX Magna Award is given to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to Philippine music. The patriotic rapper, who passed away in 2009, was cited for paving the way for Pinoy hip-hop artists and bridging the gap between the rap and rock communities.
Past recipients Gary Valenciano (2008), Raymund Marasigan (2009, with the Eraserheads), and Chito Miranda (2014, with Parokya ni Edgar) joined Sponge Cola vocalist Yael Yuzon and Francis M's children Saab Magalona-Bacarro, Elmo Magalona, and Arkin Magalona aka Barq for a special performance of his iconic single "Kaleidoscope World".
ICYMI: Watch this beautiful tribute for our MYX Magna Awardee, Francis Magalona.— MYX Philippines (@MYXphilippines) July 25, 2020
Here's "Kaleidoscope World" performed by by @GaryValenciano1, @chitomirandajr, @raymsmercygun, @yaelyraz, @saabmagalona, @SuperElmo, and Barq. pic.twitter.com/R9xmuT4inW
His widow Pia Magalona accepted the award and dedicated it to their 8 children which also includes Unna, Nicolo, Frank, Clara, and Maxene Magalona. During her speech, Pia reminded everyone to learn from Francis M's songs and "speak up and fight for our rights".
Thank you #MYXMusicAwards2020 for honoring FrancisM with the Magna Award ❤️ Proud of my mom @piamagalona’s acceptance speech and for using her platform to remind Filipinos to fight for our rights. Sa atin ang Pilipinas 🇵🇭 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/Ye3u5vmWuy— Saab (@saabmagalona) July 25, 2020