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.
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.
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.
Concert-goers may also visit the Food and Bazaar Christmas Village or take pictures with friends and family against the Coke Studio Christmas Wall.
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.
Ang lakas lang talaga maka-millenial!
All Coke Studio artists gave high energy performances:
The Ransom Collective
Gab and John of Urbandub
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!