"Life after loss can still be beautiful. - Red Tan"
Article By Cherry Moriones-Doromal
Republiq Journal, Los Angeles CA
Behind her sweet sassy image is a daring warrior who either takes herself into the battlefield or often finds herself ensnared in the combat zone of life.
Red Tan lost her husband in 2017 when the latter succumbed to dengue, leaving her with their only son. Despite her heartbreak and all the palpable uncertainties she was facing, Red remained steadfast in her dreams, enough to bulldoze every misery and gradually reassemble her broken pieces in order to carry on with her so-called "life purpose."
She just got back in the Philippines after bagging home Broadway and Contemporary medals from World Championships of Performing Arts 2018 held in Longbeach California.
Red Tan is a self-made lounge singer, concert producer, entrepreneur (CEO of Great Leap Academy) and childhood music teacher whose repertoire runs from jazz, mainstream, swing, standards as well as musicals. As an artist she had various theatre performances and multiple local television appearances as well as international singing gigs. Prior to her professional singing career, she had joined Star in a Million Season 2 and Philippine Idol. She is a product of years of experience and training from top-caliber professional studios such as Ryan Cayabyab Music Studio, ABS-CBN, Center for Pop Music Philippines, and so forth. In Europe, Red had been under the tutelage of well-acclaimed international celebrity coaches like Tim English (Resident Director of Aladdin, Lion King, West End musicals), and master vocal trainers Chris Johnson and Jamie Read.
Right after Red's success in representing the Philippines in WCOPA 2018, she flew to London to take West End Academy Master Classes on Musical Singing, Dancing and Acting by West End On Demand, Dominion Theatre.
Next, she had to rush back to Manila to record another single with international music producer Keith Martin.
In an interview, Red emotionally expressed her gratitude to the Almighty for granting her promising career direction and for bringing her back to life after her husband's demise. "I think I am being taught each day that life after loss can still be beautiful", Red shared during our conversation.
As of this writing, windows of opportunities just keep on knocking towards Red's favor. She is currently in London to pursue her dreams. She is the only Filipino who successfully made it to the Grand Finals of Open Mic UK 2018. Furthermore, she is the sole representative of the Philippines who made it to Universal Studios Japan auditions in London.