By Raïssa Robles
It came about unexpectedly. I rarely get to watch at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and so when my friend, writer Gemma Corotan-Kolb, phoned out of the blue saying she had an extra ticket for a Cecile Licad concert and would I like to watch. I said yes.
It was a rare treat that included being with a gaggle of girls, one of whom recalled that when she was a little girl she joined a piano competition. The winner was Cecile Licad playing “Peter and the Wolf.”
After the concert, I learned the US-based concert artist was signing autographs. I wanted to hear her speak. She wasn’t giving any interviews. So my only chance was while asking for an autograph.
I decided to video it. But I have to apologize. I was standing so near her that I could not get all of her face all the time. Plus I’m a full-time beginner when it comes to videos.
Still I’m glad I got her on video. She is quite animated when she speaks and has a pleasant husky voice.
Here she is: