For the past 2 months, we went back to school. With Create Cebu and a bit of help from our friends, we hopped on a bus and visited 6 schools around Cebu to let students know what existing established organizations and passionate individuals in the music community have been doing to grow Cebu music.
We thought the best way to culminate the Grow Cebu Music School Tour would be with DemoCrazy Live, an open mic with a twist, where aspiring (or experienced) singer-songwriters can share their original songs in their rawest form.
Saturday, October 21 at A Space in Crossroads, Banilad, almost 20 artists got on the mic, overcame their fear, and sang away.
DemoCrazy Live is a spin-off of our online campaign, DemoCrazy, where we feature demos of original songs by local aspiring artists weekly. To help them come up with their demos or rough recordings, we created DemoCrazy Live, where we record the songwriters’ demo performance in a live music event.
The entire DemoCrazy campaign has been going on for 2 years now, and we still do what we do because we want to continue encouraging and inspiring artists to write their own songs by providing them a safe place to bare it all. It’s one of our many efforts towards fulfilling the bigger picture of having a sustainable music community in Cebu that we can be proud of and call our own.
Thanks to all the singer-songwriters who keep showing up! Let’s keep writing, keep making music, and grow Cebu music!
Follow 22 Tango Records on Soundcloud.com and check out DemoCrazy Vol.1-4.
Authored by Micah Almazan
Photos by Nena Jane Achacoso