“El Presidente”, Apl.de.ap´s new song
-By: Adriana Pérez H.
DECEMBER 3rd: Apl.de.ap recorded the soundtrack of the new Philippine movie called “El Presidente”, featuring Jamir García, vocalist of the asian band Slapshock.
Last sunday (Dec 2nd), the music video of the song was filmed in Pampagna, Apl´s hometown. During the set, the filipino was dressed as “El Presidente”, main character of the movie, also a group of native filipinos called Kalingas were part of the music video showing their traditional dance.
The proceeds of the soundtrack album will go to The Apl Foundation. One of the producers, Mylene Enriquez, explained to OMG Philippines portal, why they chose Apl.de.ap to record the theme song of the movie, he said: ” Apl is very nationalistic. One of the reasons he did the song is because the proceeds will be used to build schools in remote areas, he is also helping the people through the song.”
The movie tells the life story of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of Philippines, and it is part of the Metro Manila Film Festival ( MMFF), which celebrates the best filipino films of December 2012-January 2013.
This Time Foundation team followed Apl.de.ap during the shooting day, backstage exclusive content may be included in one chapter of the tv series they are filming with the rapper.
-Check pictures of Apl.de.ap backstage during the filming day: