Let’s move and groove for Pasig River, friends! Amazing bands plus a good cause is waiting for you!
Do you remember the song ‘Anak ng Pasig’ by Geneva Cruz? Do you remember the iconic, nostalgic lyrics “Anak ng Pasig naman kayo! Kalat doon, kalat dito”? Because that song came out in 1992. And 26 years later, those lyrics could still be applied to one aspect of Pasig – the River.
Undeniably, the Pasig River has been neglected by the people around it. However, a lot of efforts have also been made to rehabilitate the once beautiful waters. In fact, on November 9 a concert will be held by Taga-Alog, a joint project by the PETA and the NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts).
What exactly is the purpose of this?
ASUL, the Grand Concert
This upcoming concert signifies the culmination of Taga-Alog’s campaign and efforts in promoting Pasig River as a space for cultural identity and collective memory. Moreover, it also acts as a message for everyone to move towards being a “taga-alog” or shaker—as ambassadors or advocates for the river’s rehabilitation.
The concert’s name, ASUL, is simply the dream for Pasig River. After all, everybody wants the river to be clear as to reflect the beautiful blue skies again. Can you imagine how beautiful it will be?
ASUL: The Taga-alog 2019 Grand Concert Poster
As written in the poster above, this concert will happen on November 9, this Saturday. It will take place in the Main Oval of Rizal High School, Pasig City.
One of the artists for the event, Ben&Ben, have actively promoted this event to their fans. We really hope you look forward to this event which will also feature musicians Aicelle Santos and the great Noel Cabangon. Moreover, according to a tweet by the Philippine Information Agency-NCR, Kaleidoscope Eyes, Talahib People’s Music, and Gloc 9 will also perform for the event.
The concert is free, but you need a confirmation message before you can enter. For the tickets, you can go to the official event page for the concert by clicking here.
What do you think about this concert for Pasig River? Do have any ideas on how to support the cause further? Let us know your thoughts by sharing them through the comments below! Or just hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter account, @udouph.