MANILA - Smokey Mountain, the iconic youth music group formed by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, virtually reunited on Sunday after more than 25 years since they last performed together.
Their reunion was part of a special edition of "Bayanihan, Musikahan," a fundraiser for vulnerable communities amid the coronavirus crisis.
In introducing the group for the finale number, Cayabyab talked about how special each member is to him.
“Magagaling bawat isa. Pero noong pinagsama-sama, mas lalong gumaling. I am talking about a bunch of kids who are very close to my heart," he said.
"Para ko talagang mga anak ito na nagkanya-kanyang buhay na. But ngayon, we again reunited after more than 25 years for this purpose. I am talking about none other than these musical kids, now adults, the Smokey Mountain,” Cayabyab added.
The Smokey Mountain then went on to perform a medley of their biggest hits including “The Coconut Song,” “Better World” and “Paraiso.”
Those who were able to join the reunion were Tony Lambino, Jeffrey Hidalgo, James Coronel, Jayson Angangan, Geneva Cruz, Anna Fegi, Shar Santos and Chedi Vergara.