Artists as [R]evolutionaries

Top bands and artists have joined Greenpeace's call to action against climate change. These people hungry for change and solutions are campaigning for President Aquino to lead the country to a sustainable future by commiting to 50% RE by 2020. It is about time to put an end to our relience to fossil fuels, start reducing our carbon emissions and become [R]evolutionaries for a renewable future.

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Noel Cabangon penned song about the impacts of climate change featuring Dong Abay, Lady-I, Reggae Mistress, Sidhi, The Late Isabel, Count Kutu and the Balmers, Coffeebreak Island, Tanya Markova, All for Patricia, Cosmic Love, and Noel Cabangon

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Noel Cabangon

A folk singer since 1982, Noel Cabangon performs around folk houses and bars to underground watering holes. In 1987 he formed the group Buklod. Their albums oriented toward social, political, and cultural issues. Each one espousing the advocacies of the group from the plight of the peasant farmers, to the protection of human rights, and to the conservation of the environment. When the group disbanded, Noel set out on his own, playing at music bars and singing at private events. To date he has released 6 solo albums, performed around the country, doing concerts and performaning also in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, while his many advocacies have brought him to Brazil, India, Kenya, Thailand, and Hong Kong, among others.

Dong Abay

Dong Abay is a songwriter, recording artist, musical performer, public speaker, educator, and advocate. He is also exploring the visual arts, literature and the multi-media. He is an artist volunteer who supports Greenpeace.

 

 

 

Tanya Markova

Tanya Markova is a shock/pop band formed in 2006. The group bagged three awards at the 2010 NU 107 Rock awards including Best Live Act, Best Music Video and Best New Artist. With hit singles “Picture-picture” and “Disneyland,” the group’s musicality and live theatrics have created a great following.  Their influences are mainly Filipino bands and groups like Eraserheads, Rivermaya, Parokya ni Edgar, Teeth, the Apo Hiking Society, The Cure, Oasis, Broken Social Scene.

The Late Isabel

The Late Isabel has been around. But, like the fictional girl of their name, the band is able to maintain a cult following by being elusive, though not by design: standing on the fringes of the industry and its scenes, the way Isabel is envisioned to be a girl who is just at the corner of your vision, always there but disappears when you try to focus.  The quirky, post-punk influenced band is composed of writers and visual artists, fronted by its vocalist, art photographer Wawi Navarroza; with Allan Hernandez on guitar, Roval Bacale on Bass, and JP Agcaoili on drums. Their debut album and its title track, “Doll’s Head,” won for the band the In The Raw Award during the 2004 Rock Awards, as well as the first ever Best Independent Video in the MTV Pilipinas Awards that same year.  The Late Isabel has been a firm believer in Greenpeace ideals, playing for the organization first during the Rock For Guimaras benefit gig in 2006.

Reggae Mistress

One of the country’s premiere reggae bands, Reggae Mistress, was conceptualized and pioneered by the legendary drummer of the Reggae band “Eurasia,” Rene “Chong” Tengasantos, and the country’s ‘Reggae Mama,’  Irma “Chang” Tengasantos who blazed the trail in the reggae scene. A fusion of talented and brilliant artists, the group effectively puts together a deliciously distinct reggae dish mixing rock & roll, blues, soul, jazz, pop and a dash of dancehall relish that indulges listeners in a natural high.

Coffeebreak Island  

Coffee Break Island was formed in 2001 with its band members coming from different ska bands around Manila. Their major music influences include 2-tone ska, traditional ska, rocksteady, reggae, blues, funk, soul, rock & roll, jazz and punk. While major artist infuences are Specials, The Selecter, The English Beat, Toots and the Maytals, and Sublime. They will be releasing their second album on the 19th of November 2010. The band continues to play and make their mark at bars, festivals and concerts around the country.

Count Kutu and the Balmers

Count Kutu and the Balmers is a rural style mento band based in Quezon City. The lead singer’s unique vocals is accompanied by various instruments from low end acoustic guitars, maracas, catacoo, sand block, harmonica, bamboo drum and rumba box. They have already released an album summer of this year.

 

 

Lady – I

Lady-I is a four-group dance hall/reggae band composed of talented musicians that also play with Filipino reggae band Reggae Mistress. Their influences are Tuff Gong, JR Gong, Raggamuffin DJ, Juju Royal, Toots & The Maytals, Sister Carol, Lady Saw, Matisyahu, Burning Spear, Rastamen & Women Live Up!!! Cocojam, The Jerks, Coffee Break Island, Badjao Roots, Hemp Republic, Milagros Dancehall Collective, Dreadknot Used, Rubadub, Goodleaf, & Reggae Mistress. They released their first album last year after tropical storm Ondoy and offered the ticket be in the form of relief goods. They continue to go around the metro headlining reggae themed nights at various bars and have played at festivals and concerts.

Sidhi

Sidhi is a concoction of four talented artists with diverse musical influences brewed together in proper quantities. The group is a refreshing mix of rock, reggae, ska, funk and groove served on energy and soul. They are currently joined with Lady-I at reggae themed gigs around the metro.

 

 

Cosmic Love

Cosmic Love, formed in the latter part of 2003, is a group composed of eccentric and talented individuals.  Mainly built on groovy bass lines, backed up by funky drum beats, flavored by psychedelic and unique smooth guitar riffs, mixed with a wide variety of spicy percussions and a soulful voice that complements the fusion makes their music intense, charismatic and exciting. They have been making people dance from the corporate suites to the beach bumming surfers. Headlining surf competitions, alternative lifestyle magazine launches, and product launches for the past years, the group continues to play at gigs around Manila.