Di Na Muli was a song written in 2016 by long-time friends Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola. Performed by The Itchyworms, they entered the song into the 5th Philippine Popular (PhilPop) Music Festival where it won grand prize.
About Di Na Muli
In 2016, long-time friends Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola wrote Di Na Muli. They entered the song into the 5th Philippine Popular (PhilPop) Music Festival, which was performed by The Itchyworms. It bagged the grand prize.
In 2018, the song has been given a new life as the official soundtrack of the hit filmSid & Aya (Not A Love Story) (Viva Films, starring Dingdong Dantes and Anne Curtis; and directed by Irene Villamor).
Di Na Muli music video by Itchyworms
Somewhere in between PhilPop and Sid & Aya, the Itchyworms set out to immortalize the song. The result was a visually stunning and emotional music video. It is directed by Paolo Abella and Juno Oebanda.
Being a longtime friend of the Itchyworms, Oebanda approached the band to present the video concept. He sought the generous indulgence of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the production. It was cited that the video will be a tribute to Teddy Hilado (d. 2015), Oebanda’s uncle, who was recognized as the father of lighting design in Philippine theater.
Meanwhile, the song’s themes of love, loss, and words left unspoken are embodied in the elegant performances of Rosky Balahadia Hilado (Teddy’s widow, formerly of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company) and Carissa Adea (Ballet Philippines). and in the video’s sweeping visuals, all captured within the hallowed halls of the CCP.
The music video serves as loving tribute to Teddy, whose influence is still felt and recognized in Philippine theater to this day.
The Itchyworms are now proud to share what is probably the first-ever music video shot inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines. They are extending their heartfelt thanks to those who helped bring the music video to fruition.
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