NONOY ZUNIGA Live In Hilton Hotel Glendale, California Dec. 5, 2021 Buy Tickets
VENUE: Hilton Glendale: 100 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202
Date and time
Sun, December 5, 2021
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST
100 West Glenoaks Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91202
VIP $98 W/ PHOTO OP
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Nonoy Zuniga Biography Continued……. Part 2
After Nonoy Zuniga’s performance at the Pop Music Festival where he sang “Ako Ay Ikaw Rin”, a composition for the disabled persons in observance of the United Nation’s International Disabled Persons in 1981, Willy Buencamino Cruz, a renowned Filipino film score songwriter, pianist, musical director, music producer, and then president of Jem Record Label, approached Zuniga and offered him a recording contract. Zuniga’s performance at the Pop Music Festival was just in time when Willy Cruz was scouting for a fresh talent to replace “Hajji” Alejandro”. Hajji was rumored to be leaving Jem Recording, who was then the home record label for the popular Apo Hiking Society singers, Mike Hanopol, and Hajji” Alejandro. Alejandro was one of the biggest stars during that time with hit songs
- Panakip Butas” 1977 – composed by Willy Cruz
- May Minamahal” 1977 – composed by Willy Cruz
- Tag-Araw, Tag-Ulan” 1977 – composed by Willy Cruz, Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb
- Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika” 1978 – composed by Ryan Cayabyab
- Nakapagtataka” 1978 – composed by Jim Paredes
When Willy Cruz asked Zuniga to join Jem Recording, he was hesitant and didn’t accept the offer immediately. It took him a week of thinking before he finally said yes to that life-changing offer after his family convinced him to try it. After he lost his limb, he promised to quit his music career and just concentrate on his studies to become a physician. He was so overwhelmed with self-pity and was scared he’d be humiliated by the public because of his disability but instead, the public response turned out to be the opposite of what he expected after his acceptance of the offer. If he decided to totally refuse that offer, there will be no Nonoy Zuniga of today that the Filipinos admire and cherish the timeless songs he released.
Zuniga released his first album “Ako Ay Ikaw Rin” in 1981 with tracks hitting the charts such as Doon Lang, Kumusta Ka and Never Ever Say Goodbye. The track listing in his first album are the following:
- Ako Ay Ikaw Rin composed by ,
- Kumusta Ka – composed by ,
- Love Worked Out A Miracle – composed by
- Of Days Gone By – composed by
- Kung Nais Mo – composed by Roger Singson
- Hanggang Langit – composed by
- Doon Lang – composed by Willy Cruz
- Sa Duyan Ng Pag-ibig – composed by Willy Cruz
Never Ever Say Goodbye – composed by Willy Cruz
- Is This What You’re Thinkin’ Of? – composed by Ryan Cayabyab
- Kay Tagal – composed by Willy Cruz
Zuniga’s very album with chart-topping hit songs instantly put him into the limelight. He became so popular and soon after began touring nationwide and abroad especially in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, Hongkong, Singapore, and more countries. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, his concert tours were stopped but as the U.S. starts to reopen its economy, events and concerts are back and Nonoy Zuniga is one of those artists that are back on stage. His upcoming concerts in the U.S. will be held on December 4 at Sycuan Casino Resort and at the Hilton Glendale on December 5.
Don’t miss this opportunity to bond with such a phenomenal and multi-awarded recording artist who would be serenading you with his voice that never seemed changed since the first day when we heard him over the radio and onstage in the 80s, 90s and today.
Besides his musical career, he hosted a public service TV program called Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko, and an informational program called MedTalk with Dr. Z on IBC 13.
He also heads EcoWise and NOW, two companies that deal with the preservation and conservation of the environment through proper waste disposal and the manufacture and marketing of organic products.