The first ever Dagsa Music Festival featuring an assortment of Filipino artists was recently held in Dumaguete City which is now considered as a new music hub outside Manila.
Roxas Boulevard of this charming city became the site for rows of food stalls, dining tables and chairs, and open concert combined in celebration of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
The crowd enjoyed the performances of Artstrong and DJs Soul Flower and Red-I with reggae tunes. The former was later joined by veteran group Tropical Depression with performances of “Kapayaan” and “Ang Himig Natin.”
Quest joined the fun by incorporating his own lyrics into parts of the Black Eyed Peas’ singles “I Gotta Feeling” and “Where Is The Love?” The singer-songwriter also performed his hit “Sige Lang” and collaboration with Loonie, “Tao Lang.”
Former Eraserheads drummer and now Sandwich frontman Raimund Marasigan and South Border’s Jay Durias shared the stage with Pedicab, of which the former serves as keyboard/synths player.
Rico Blanco was also present complete with “galactic fiesta” regalia. He performed songs from his solo albums as well as those from his days as Rivermaya frontman.
YouTube sensation Bogart the Explorer displayed his skills as drummer of Giniling Festival. Elmer Dado and Gruppo Tribale infused the performances with their tribal party mixes.