Artists and entertainers raise funds for #YolandaPH
MANILA, Philippines – Artists, musicians, and celebrities have come together to form relief efforts for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, which ravaged the Philippines when it made landfall in the country Friday, November 8.
Yolanda (international name Haiyan), considered to be one of the the strongest typhoons in recent history, affected 9.5 million people and left what is feared to be at least 10,000 casualties in provinces in the Visayas.
All over the world, benefit concerts and fundraising garage sales are being organized to extend relief to those devastated by the calamity, while providing entertainment in the spirit of giving and solidarity.
Here are concerts and music festivals dedicated to Yolanda relief efforts:
Yolanda fundraising gig in 70's Bistro
OPM Bands Kamikazee, Soapdish, The Youth, Ginoong Vitalis, Peryodiko, and Talata came together for a fund raising gig on November 11 at 70's Bistro in Anonas Street, Proj. 2, Quezon City.
Proceeds from the P250 entrance fee were donated to victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Audience members were also encouraged to bring donations in kind.
"Myx Mo 2013"
All proceeds of this year's Myx Mo Music Festival will be donated to the victims of typhoon Yolanda, through ABS-CBN network's Sagip Kapamilya relief efforts.
The annual gathering of local music acts will be held November 12 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, and will feature artists Parokya ni Edgar, Moonstar 88, Never the Strangers, Kamikazee, Join the Club, Spongecola, Silent Sanctuary, Slapshock, Typecast, Jireh Lim, Julie Anne San Jose, Martin Nievera, among many others.
Silver tickets may be purchased for P50, Gold tickets for P150, and and VIP tickets for P300 at SM Tickets. All bronze tickets were away for free from October 26 to November 10.
"Eleven Twelve Thirteen"
Local indie bands Peso Movement, Hilera, Jeffrey Zulueta Experience, Tom's Story, Jejaview, December Avenue, and Watching the Wheels will came together on November 12, 8pm at Route 196 Bar, Katipunan Avenue Extension, QC.
Proceeds were donated to victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Yolanda fundraising concert in Express Superclub
Kamikazee, Urbandub, Wilabaliw, Valley of Chrome, Sirens, One Last Meal, Curbside, Slice and Dice, and Verdum rock out for Yolanda victims on Wednesday, November 13 in Express Superclub in Timog.
The P300 entrance fee will be donated to the relief operations.
"There is no calamity a great Republiq can't overcome."
On Friday, November 13, Republiq club features DJ Mars Miranda, McPaolo, Ace Ramos, and Ron Poe in an event dedicated to the typhoon victims. All proceeds will go to relief efforts.
Radio Republic and The Red Cross
Local online music portal Radio Republic and the Philippine Red Cross join forces for a benefit concert to be held Wednesday, November 13, 9pm at 19 East in Sucat.
The Red Cross will be present to accept donations in cash and in kind including food items such as rice, sardines, noodles, medicines for cough, cold, fever, flu, diarrhea and vitamins, and personal products such as toothbrushes, toothpastes, bath soaps, shampoo, sanitary napkins, towel and alcohol.
Featured artists are Jonan Aguilar, Flippin' Soul Stompers, Stick Figgaz, Imago, Kjwan, Pedicab, Sandwich, and more.
Acoustic Wednesdays featuring Bullet Dumas
Indie folksinger Bullet Dumas will dedicate his gig on November 13 in Chihuhaua Mexican Grill to his hometown Palo, Leyte and other areas affected by the calamity.
Chihuahua Mexican Grill is also conductng a week-long collection of donations. All proceeds will go to DAKILA Foundation.
Close-Up Forever Summer
The music festival, originally scheduled on November 9 was indefinitely postponed due to typhoon Yolanda. All proceeds will now be donated to the victims.
All proceeds of #CloseupForeverSummer will go to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.— Closeup Philippines (@CloseupPH) November 8, 2013
Close-Up Forever Summer is set to feature international DJs Foxes, and Rebecca & Fiona, local DJs Ace Ramos and Mars Miranda, and artists Taken by Cars, Aia de Leon and Nights of Rizal.
Kaya Natin presents "a night of solidarity and compassion for the victims of typhoon Yolanda" happening on Friday, November 15 at Cervini Field, Ateneo de Manila University.
For a minimum donation of P200 (for professionals) and P100 (for students), listen to live performances by Jim Paredes, Noel Cabangon, Lester, Lory, and Mario, and more.
Terno Inferno North and South
Pinoy music label Terno Recordings are set to hold two benefit gigs in the North and South of the metro.
The Terno Inferno North show on Friday, November 15, at Route 196 Bar in Katipunan Avenue Extension, QC will feature Charmes, Children of the Pilgrimage, Maude, Musical O, The Ringmaster, Skymarines, Yolanda Moon, Up Dharma Down.
The following day, November 16 in SaGuijo Cafe in Makati City, Terno Inferno South will also feature Up Dharma Down and Skymarines, along with bands Hidden Nikki, Not Another Boyband, Popular Days, Pulso, and The Sleepyheads.
Donations in kind will also be accepted.
"Paglaum" fundraising concert
"Paglaum," happening Saturday, November 16 at Genre bar in Cubao X, features performers Robin Nievera, The Walkie Talkies, and more.
The P200 fee will give goers a free drink and a chance to help victims of typhoon Yolanda. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.
"Hip-Hop With A Heart"
Dance group Pinoy Hiophoppaz Org.,will hold a benefit event on Saturday, November 16 for the victims of typhoon Yolanda.
The P50 entrance fee will serve as the audience's donation. Clothing donations are also encouraged.
The venue is yet to be announced.
Watch this video by the Pinoy Hiphoppaz:
Pinoy Rise! in Bed Manila
Restobar and club Bed Manila's 3-day fundraising event from November 15 to 17 features performers DJ Grind, DJ Santos, Toy Armada, 38 Degrees, Geoff Taylor, Las Mujeres, and Briand Cua.
A portion of the sales and the performers' talent fees will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross. Event goers may also donate cash.
"Yakap Mo, Yakap Ko" Concert for a cause
The "Yakap Mo, Yakap Ko" concert, originally a benefit for children of the Smokey Mountain, will also accept donations for the victims of typhoon Yolanda on the show to be held November 22, at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.
Featured bands are Up Dharma Down, UNiCA, Clover Street, Dagisin, and Pathway.
Here are shows happening abroad:
Annebisyosa in Qatar
Actress Anne Curtis is donating her talent fee and a part of the proceeds from her concert in Doha, Qatar on Friday, November 15.
She posted the details on her Instagram account:
"Sa ating mga kababayan sa Doha, Qatar! If you want to help and enjoy at the same time come watch my concert!
I will be donating my complete talent fee and the producers have agreed to give part of the proceeds too para sa ating mga kapamilya that are still suffering from the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.
I will be bring Sagip Kapmilya Tin Cans to pass around also so everyone will have a chance to donate! See you on Friday at the Qatar National Convention Center!"
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Prayer & Rally Concert
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Angeles, California is holding a prayer rally and free concert featuring various Filipino-American artists on Friday, November 15.
Proceeds will be sent to an organization for Tacloban City, Samar, and other affected areas.
Bayanihan In Concert
Bayanihan in Concert is a benefit concert organized by concerned ctizens in California, USA. For further announcements, check Facebook.
Here are other activities for a cause:
"Art Para sa Lahat. Art Para sa Visayas."
Visual artists from all over the Metro use their talents to help the victims of Yolanda. Half of the proceeds from artwork and photographs sold will be used for relief goods, while the other half will be forwarded to the Philippine Red Cross.
Visual artist Geloy Concepcion first spearheaded the endeavor for the victims of the recent earthquake in Bohol. After conducting an open call, his friends and other artists joined in on the effort.
Concepcion also hopes to head to Visayas before Christmas to hold a free Noche Buena (Christmas dinner) for the devastated families.
The paintings and artwork may be viewed and purchased on Facebook. Artists interested in donating work can send images of their pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, title, size, medium and price, with a maximum of P10,000.
Yabu Dine for a Cause
From Yabu: House of Katsu's Facebook page:
"In the spirit of giving, Yabu will be holding a Dine for A Cause event on November 13, 2013. 100% of our profits from all Yabu branches will be donated to those affected by the recent calamity caused by Typhoon Yolanda."
Celebrity charity auctions
Celebrity husband and wife Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid are currently organizing a benefit auction for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.
In Instagram posts, the couple has pledged to auction off designer bags, watches, shoes, clothes, and even custom-made jewelry. Other items are also up for sale at fixed prices.
The auction will be conducted online through Regine's official Facebook Fanpage, where more information will be announced.
Celebrity couple Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff recently raised P370,000 through their garage sale held November 10 at Market! Market!. The pair sold a number of clothes, mainly dresses, shorts, and shoes from Anne's collection.
"As much as I wanted to donate my clothes, my gowns, shorts and heels would not have been appropriate to send to our kababayans," said Anne in an Instagram post.
"At least through selling my items, together we have raised money to buy the IMMEDIATE RELIEF they NEED. "
All proceeds were donated to World Vision.
Actress Rhian Ramos raised P52,000 for the typhoon victims after auctioning her Hermes bag, worth at least P100,000.
The bag has been sold, im so thankful to all who placed their bids. God bless you all. I hope the money will help victims of #YolandaPH— Rhian Ramos (@whianwamos) November 11, 2013
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