In partnership with Create Cebu, we’ve had a successful run of the Grow Cebu Music School Tour throughout September and October. The schools we’ve visited are South Western University – PHINMA, Cebu Institute of Technology-University, Maria Montessori International School, University of Cebu-Banilad, University of San Jose-Recoletos, and St. Theresa’s College on October 20. There were talks by music influencers, Bomba Press founder Dexter Sy, 22 Tango Records CEO Cattski Espina, and Kadasig founder Jude Gitamondoc; testimonials by music advocates like Honeydrop and Hey, It’s Your Birthday manager Trena Guerrero and 22 Tango Records label manager Micah Almazan; and performances by Vincent Eco, Lourdes Maglinte, Mary Anchit with Clarence Mongado, Wonggoys, Jerika Teodorico, Honeydrop, David Wilde, Luis Quibranza III of Bethany, and Mandaue Nights who also shared their experiences on being musicians and artists in Cebu.
The Grow Cebu Music School Tour will culminate with DemoCrazy Live this October 21, Saturday at A Space in Crossroads, Banilad.
DemoCrazy Live is a spin-off of our demo-of-the-week online campaign, DemoCrazy. It’s an open mic night with a twist that will feature performances of all-original material from up-and-coming singer-songwriters from Cebu.
As part of the Grow Cebu Music campaign, DemoCrazy Live is one more way of moving forward with the record label’s advocacy of building a strong music community in Cebu. It fosters and encourages the culture of loving, appreciating, and creating homegrown music.
The performances during DemoCrazy Live will be recorded live and one or two songs from each artist will be chosen to be featured for the next installment of DemoCrazy. Songs like Vincent Eco’s “Make You Stay” and Lourdes Maglinte’s debut single “Empty Sheets” were first heard through the online DemoCrazy campaign. These songs will also be in the running for volume two of the Folk City compilation album featuring various artists.
Visit our Events page for full gig details.
Check out our DemoCrazy series, with featured demos on Volumes 1-4 on Soundcloud.
Authored by Micah Almazan