Jamming and Unity Concert
Night at the Paghilom Arts Camp and Festival was spent by watching and listening to musicians, dancers, and spoken word performers. People gathered beside the bonfire at the camp area to celebrate the end of the day by singing and sharing stories with one another. Through this festivity, Paghilom has created an atmosphere of renewal, far from the stress of everyday life.
After three days of art-filled activities, the festival ended with a 6-hour non-stop concert. More than 20 artists participated in the culmination night of the festival at Union Theological Seminary on the night of February 11, 2017.
Grupong Uha opened the concert with chants and dances accompanied by indigenous instruments. After that, a series of contemporary music followed. Rappers Andong and Tulala enchanted the audience to the beat of their rhymes and metaphors.
As the night went on, audiences were delighted by the sweet music from Campus Melody, a choir made up of professors from the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. There was also a showcase of modern Balagtasan. The Makatas proved that debating poetically is still relevant today.
Elemento, Alien, and Ugahab wowed the audience with some experimental and heavy metal music. Anak Dalita from Imus, Cavite gave the audience a taste of local rock scene. From experimental to rock music, the bands increased the crowd's energy with their heart-pumping songs.
One of the concert's highlights is Bobby Balingit's performance. The enthralled audience danced around the huge bonfire, while the punk rock legend sang in the background.
Paghilom acknowledges the following performers who participated in the concert and the jamming sessions during the festival.
Cavite State University Student Artiste Society
La Salle Filipiniana Dance Company
Mikka Ann Cabangon