Teen music artist and Dep-Ed Ambassador for the Youth Sam Concepcion tries out for something big. A week after, he gets the major stint. This Filipino artist sings the theme song “Kung Fu Fighting” for Dreamworks’ animated film “Kung Fu Panda.” The Filipino audience will be privileged to hear Sam’s voice in the closing credits of the said animated feature.
According to Sam, he is definitely honored for the opportunity – being another first for the Filipinos in the entertainment industry having a break for an international project. He looks forward to more doors opening for the Filipino artists to thrive both in the local and international arena.
Everything happened so fast. From the time he auditioned to the actual recording to the shooting of the music video, things really passed by in a whim. While working with his best efforts in every single moment that he needs to deliver for the project, things were actually just starting to sink in on him. Above all, he kept himself on the ground while giving the best quality of work to make the Filipinos proud of his feat, which is a feat for the whole country as well.
The song was remixed to suit Sam and the Filipino market. All the elements were tailor-made to match his personality and for it to fit the desires of the Filipino audience. And after the much-anticipated recording of “Kung Fu Fighting,” he readily moved on to the rehearsal of the dance choreography of the song. After the one-day rehearsal, they shot the music video the next day. And that’s another thing to look forward to: the music video boasting of a number of animated works and special effects, and of course, a number of “Kung Fu.” Expect the sight of a dragon kicking and flying with Sam and the rest of his Kung Fu trainers.
Just like the theme of the film saying: “You are empowered to achieve anything you want; and if you set your mind to it, you can be the best that you can be…” Sam’s success is a living testimony to the story’s very message. Indeed, you can accomplish what you dream for if you keep your mind and heart open for the best intentions, work hard to hone your talents, and have the courage to try out the most possible number of opportunities that come your way.
Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda” is showing on June 6 through Solar-UIP.