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Giyera ( Tagalog for War) is a musical play written and composed by Music Director: Henry Torres of Music Repertoire in Pinole, California. The story is set around the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II. Giyera is an original musical play set in a small Filipino village during the Japanese invasion, and is written in opera style ( zarzuela), with no dialogue - the story is told completely through song. It was created with the dual purpose of providing local youth with the experience of theater and performance, while celebrating Filipino culture in a way that is accessible to a mainstream audience.