COKE STUDIO LIVE: BRINGING BACK MUSIC TO MARAWI

 

I was invited to  attend and cover Coke Studio’s benefit concert for the refugees of Marawi at the Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds on December 9, 2017.

The Coke Studio Live Concert Stage
Me in the Media Area and behind me is the concert stage

And I must say that it was a blast! Everyone from Generations X, Y (Millenials) and Z united that night to bring music back to Marawi. Admission to the event was free and attendees were encouraged to bring PET bottles for recycling.

Strategically situated recycling receptacles within the concert venue

 

Free Coke until supplies last
Free Coke until supplies last
A loyal patron posing for a photo opportunity after getting his free Coke

Aside from the overflowing and seemingly unlimited supply of Coca Cola products being given away for free to all attendees, there were also Coke Studio Modules that let you sing your favorite songs and give away free Coke merchandise such as personalized Coke Studio bottles and photo prints.

Free personalized Coke bottles
Canraoke where attendees can enter and sing their favorite songs
Me near one of the Coke Studio modules giving away free photo prints

Concert-goers may also visit the Food and Bazaar Christmas Village or take pictures with friends and family against the Coke Studio Christmas Wall.

Food and Bazaar Christmas Village
Food and Bazaar Christmas Village

Prior to the main event, college bands played in Coke Studio’s Tune Bayan, a social hall where college bands can perform their original songs and mingle with other college groups from different schools.

Coke Studio’s Tune Bayan, a social hall where college bands can perform their original songs and mingle with other college groups from different schools
Coke Studio’s Tune Bayan, a social hall where college bands can perform their original songs and mingle with other college groups from different schools

Ang lakas lang talaga maka-millenial!

All Coke Studio artists gave high energy performances:

The Ransom Collective
Gab and John of Urbandub
Abra
Gracenote
Moonstar88
Autotelic
Ebe Dancel
Franco
Reese Lansangan
BP Valenzuela
Sandwich
Noel Cabangon
Curtismith

Me with Abra
Me with Gracenote
Moonstar88

 

I tried to capture the performances on video with only what my micro-SD cards and power bank could accommodate. Here are some of them:

I hope I get to be invited again to cover the next Coke Studio Live and will make sure to bring lots of micro-SD cards and juice. Lols.

Signing out for now. Peace!

Me at home after the Coke Studio Live. ‘Twas a blast. Need I say more? Lol

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