On April 24, the intersection of 9th ave. and 34th St. in Bonifacio Global City will make way for the biggest longest running and coolest Music Jam in celebration of the international earthday. EARTHDAY 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. This will be happening simultaneous with some workshops and exhibits open to the public starting 3pm and will be located adjacent to the performance stage.
At 6pm, the front acts will begin the concert with four rising young groups; Absolute Play, Northern Lights, Grazz and Womens’Business Hip Hop.
After which more celebrity bands, singers and rappers will be performing their hits songs for a rolling night of live music, 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 a 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 get everyone to do their fair share in the global fight to save this planet for our children’s future, the next generation”
The music event will feature over 20 bands and 100 musicians in close to 10hours 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; Rock iconic bands WOLFGANG, FRANCO and SLAPSHOCK; award winning dance crew PHILIPPINE ALL-STARS; alternative bands RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT and the CHONGKEYS with soul siren NINA, HIPHOP 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 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 The Queen.
Another yet exciting number debuting in Earthday Jam is the award winning international hip hop dance crew Philippine All-Star. And Abra, undeniably the hottest rap artist in the land is going to showcase flip top act and will be ably supported by co- rap exponent Loonie and Ron Henley.