All set for Earth Day Jam 2015
MANILA, Philippines - On April 24, the intersection of 9th Ave. and 34th St. in Bonifacio Global City will make way for the biggest and longest running musical event of its kind - EARTH DAY JAM.
Earth Day Jam celebrates its 15th year anniversary with yet another street party participated by some of the hottest bands and artists in the country.
This year, the event will begin with an E-waste recyclables fair where people can donate their old gadgets for proper disposal or bring recyclable items such papers, plastics and metals for donation via Globe’s Project 1 Phone. This will be happening simultaneously with workshops and exhibits that are open to the public starting 3pm and will be located adjacent to the performance stage.
At 6pm, four rising young groups namely, Absolute Play, Northern Lights, Grazz and Womens' Business Hip Hop will have the honor of starting the event. More celebrity bands, singers and rappers are slated to perform their hits songs for a rolling night of live music while campaigning for the preservation of Mother Earth and its resources.
Lou Bonnevie, President of Earthday Jam Foundation and executive producer of the event has said, “We are now on our 15th year and have been recognized as the longest running free environmental music tribute in the world. It is all because of this unique relentless campaign supported by concerned artists, government and private sector agencies that aims not only to educate people about the state of health of planet earth, but to get everyone to do their fair share in the global fight to save the planet for our children’s future, the next generation.”
The music event will feature over 20 bands and 100 musicians in close to 10 hours of music and discourses that will feature music in various genres as diverse as world and classical through the Adingkra Djembe Lumads Community and Orchestra of the Filipino Youth; pop-rock bands ROCKSTEDDY, RIVERMAYA and TRUE FAITH; female frontliners headed by artist-producer rock icon Lou Bonnevie and singer-musician Barbie Almalbis; iconic rock bands WOLFGANG, FRANCO and SLAPSHOCK; award-winning dance crew PHILIPPINE ALL-STARS; alternative bands RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT and the CHONGKEYS with soul siren NINA; hip hop sensation ABRA and his crew with the vocal group THE COMPANY, THE ORCHESTRA OF THE FILIPINO YOUTH and much more.
In keeping with the anniversary spirit, Earthday Jam Foundation will give citations to several Filipino environmental gurus and artists who have been instrumental in the success of the project.
Also featured are exciting new collaborations. Legendary guitarist Wally Gonzalez of the iconic Juan De La Cruz Band jams with the countrys’ foremost rock band Wolfgang in a mesmerizing Pinoy rock and roll suite while guitarman RJ Jacinto slings it out with the young rock and roll blues band Brat Pack.
Meanwhile, Lou Bonnevie joins the OFY (Orchestra of the Filipino Youth) and the Adingkra Djembe group in a mash-up medley of “earth” songs from Neil Young, Michael Jackson and the Queen.
Another exciting number debuting in Earth Day Jam is the award- winning international hip hop dance crew Philippine All-Stars. And Abra - arguably the hottest rap artist in the land - is going to showcase a 'flip top' act and will be ably supported by co-rap exponent Loonie and Ron Henley.
Various celebrity guest hosts and artists, and invited beauty queens will complete the surprise package who will be weaving through the music numbers. Speakers from various organizations will also share valuable knowledge on critical environmental issues. Recyclers will also be a part of special raffles with assorted electronic gadgets from KingCom as prizes, as well as an Electric Motorcycle courtesy of Green Technology Vehicles and Equipment. - Rappler.com
Earth Day Jam is a special project of Earth Day Jam Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with Bonifacio Global City and EMB-DENR. Overall Direction is by Toto Gentica. Partners include First Gen Corporation, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Climate Change Comission, The Foundation for the Philippine Environment, the National Solid Waste Management Bureau and Ayala Land. It is supported by Pagcor, GSIS, Peace and Equity Foundation, Green Technology Vehicles & Equipment, KingCom, and Globe. Official Drink is Jack Daniels. Official Shirt by Dickies. Media Partners include ABS-CBN, Myx Music Channel, Philippine Star, Business World, Business Mirror, WDS, 83 Design Studio, Grab Taxi, Rappler and WhenInManila.com.