Songbirds for Mother Earth



Nina, Sitti, Lou, Kitchie and Barbie headline ‘Earthday Jam’
Five female favorites from the OPM scene are all set to lend their voices to the annual Earthday Jam, which aims to spread the message of environmental care and preservation through music.

Now on its eighth year, the women-dominated musical extravaganza will take place at the SM Mall of Asia on April 23 with soul singer Nina, bossa nova artist Sitti, rocker Lou Bonnevie, and singer-songwriters Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis coming together for a worthy cause.

“This is sort of a reunion for us at the Mall of Asia,” said Bonnevie, who is also the founder of the concert-for-a-cause and president of Earthday Foundation, in an interview. “We were here in the 2011 and we had so much fun. The audience here is more diverse and so we find it more challenging to bring our message of environmental care and preservation to them.”

She furthered, “We want our efforts to reach an even wider audience this year to promote environmental awareness down to the people who know nothing about global warming and environmental issues. And who better to do this than these OPM stars?”

(From left) Lou Bonnevie, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie Almalbis, Sitti

(From left) Lou Bonnevie, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie Almalbis, Sitti

Besides the all-female headliners, women-fronted bands will also take center stage throughout the eight-hour long free concert. Sure to rock the crowd are vocalist-actress Arci Munoz and her band Philia, Gracenote, and newcomer girls’ band Flying Ipis, and Absolute Play.

Kicking off the festivities at 5 p.m. is premiere afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble, Brigada, who will pave the way for the live performances of more rock bands, namely Slapshock, Kjwan, The Chongkeys, 6CycleMind, and Mayonnaise, as well as hip hop star Abra.

Earthday Jam will also have side activities around the performance area at SM By The Bay, including Firefly Brigade’s afternoon bike ride, whose starting point is the CCP grounds, and a youth painting activity by the sea.

“Like the previous Earthday Jams, I guarantee whole families and friends will enjoy coming to this exciting and meaningful event,” Bonnevie ended.


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