RAKENROL Benefit Screening (12/05/2013)

RAKENROL

On December 5th, 2013 a benefit screening of RAKENROL went down in Los Angeles. The event was organized by Quark, the cool folks of Appleseed LA and the proprietors of this blog to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines.

Quark Henares Post Benefit Screening of RAKENROL

The night consisted of a screening of Rakenrol, a QA session with Director Quark Henares & Writer Diego Castillo, performances by local LA area artist, Spazzkid and Sandwich from Manila.

Spazzkid Live

Opening up the night was Spazzkid. I’ve always been a big fan of Spazzkid’s music and it was a joy to see him work with visuals this time around. Peep his new music video here, beautiful stuff!

QA Session with Quark Henares & Diego Castillo

In this clip, Quark & Diego reveal the real-life inspiration for one of the songs in the film that goes “Salot! Salot! Salot sa Lipunan!” (Cancer, Cancer, Cancer to Society)

Sandwich Live – “Sunburn”

Sandwich closed out the night with “Sunburn.” Joining Sandwich on stage was Director Marie Jamora (Ang Nawawala) on snare and Rakenrol Director Quark Henares coupled with the Jack Lord Orchestra’s Christine on back up vocals. Even Raims’ nephew got on stage and folks who Sandwich borrowed gear from got to play.

Quark & Marie - Benefit Screening of RAKENROL

Overall, felt lots of love in the room and I know a good chuck of change was raised by the 200 folks in attendance. Hopefully, the funds and resources will go to the right place but that’s another story.

Peace,
Gary

Related Links:
Sandwich’s Latest Album on iTunes- Fat Salt & Flame

Spazzkid on Bandcamp.com – http://spazzkid.bandcamp.com/

Sandwich in Los Angeles

After performing at Apl.de.Ap’s Celebration of Global Filipino Music at the Hollywood Bowl, Sandwich played two more shows in the Los Angeles area.

This video captures Sandwich performing their 2006 anthem “Sugod” and the yet to be released “Coming Back for More.”

We also chat with Los Angeles based fans Michael and Elaine, on how they tuned into Manila’s music scene.

See more photos of Sandwich in LA on our facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.497747260239531.128346.215870565093870&type=1

-Gary

Sandwich – Live in Jersey City

Here is a clip of Sandwich performing at the Lamp Post Bar & Grill in beautiful downtown Jersey City.

I’m calling this version of “Sugod” the special “Raimund Gets a Beer at the Bar Remix” Watch the clip and see what I mean.

More footage to come from Sandwich’s US visit…

Related Links:
Sandwich’s Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/sandwichmanila

Lamp Post Bar & Grill
http://www.lamppostjc.com/