Thursday, January 16, 2014

MALASIMBO Festival Returns 2014

Malasimbo Festival Poster 2 
This coming February 27, 2014, Malasimbo Festival at the 4th time will be having another adventure that will comprise of Boat Parties, Sun, Sea, Island Hopping, Stars, Nature, Ancient Tribal Culture, Local Workshops, Jungle Trails and Waterfalls where you can ask nothing more but having a fun, and rest assured good time for this 5 days of Magical adventure at Mount Malasimbo ,
Puerto Galera, Philippines. Malasimbo Festival returns for 2014 for a spectacular fourth magical adventure outing from 27th February – 3rd March in the jaw-dropping setting of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera nestled in the beautiful islands of the Philippines coast. Festivals don’t get anymore heavenly than this.
MalasimBoat Party in Puerto Galra Bay
The dreamy location is worth the trip alone but that’s only the sun soaked tip of it, this year’s music line up is literally a musical luscious landscape of the best worldwide music talent on offer. With the festivals ethos deriving from its immediate grass roots, Malasimbo strongly prioritizes its stunning surrounding nature, environment, local music and arts culture and of course their infamous hedonistic good times vibe.
This year brings something for every taste, from emerging and new talent, legendary vocalists, jazz, funk, soul, dance fusion and crossover artists and not to mention sound system culture, which all fit in alongside the best local and indigenous talent, arts, boat parties, workshops and immersive local activities (see below).
Crowd shot amphitheater
With the likes of unmistakable vocal and instrumental talents such as indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Jose Gonzalez, soul-jazz fusion pioneers Roy Ayers and Lonnie Liston Smith, pioneer of spiritual jazz and jazz funk genres, legendary UK vocalist and now M.B.E Omar and the exceptional 2013 Grammy award winners Robert Glasper Experiment. Bringing the big party road blocking beats is probably one of the most spiritual men in deep house US produce and solo artist Osunlade, the twisted musical mash up showman, Mad Professor, legendary disco and party good times ambassador, Greg Wilson, the finest party purveyors, Heavy Boogie who bring their own recipe for sunshine, moonlight, good times to the party.
Other artists announced so far also include Mark De Cliv–Lowe, Low Leaf, June Marieezy and Jordan Rakei who will be taking to the stage to bring yet more island party magic under the sun and stars.
In partnership with the Department of Environment & Natural Resources and department of tourism Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival works hard each year to protect and preserve the natural environment. Reforestation initiatives have been funded by festival proceeds in 2011, planted 1000 trees 2012, the festival supported the reforestation of mangroves in Puerto Galera.
For 2013, a tree planting initiative set for Earth Day (April 22) in order to preserve and proliferate Philippine hard woods like Narra and Mahogany as well as medicinal and therapeutic plants such as Guyabano, Malunggay, and Eucalyptus. Promoting nature, Filipino tribal culture and ethnic arts is the cornerstone of the festival ethos, with projects for the development of the local community such as reforestation efforts and the installation of solar energy for the Iraya Mangyan community's Health Unit in Baclayan, Mindoro already completed before the second edition.
Every year members of Philippine indigenous communities, namely the Iraya Mangyans and Hanunuo Mangyans as well as the T’Boli from South Cotabato, Mindanao, are invited to perform their local dances, to present their products and to hold workshops teaching weaving techniques or other local crafts at Malasimbo. As part of a committed effort to educate the public about Mindoro’s indigenous people and culture, the Foundation built a life-size Mangyan Village on the Malasimbo Festival Grounds that feature the lifestyle, handicrafts, language, and music of the 7 Mangyan tribes of Mindoro.
WHAT: Malasimbo Arts & Music Festival 2014
WHERE : Mount Malasimbo- Puerto Galera Philippine
WHEN:  27th of February – 3rd of March 2014
PACKAGE PRICE : Full 3 day festival tickets are just Php 6,300.00
GETTING THERE Full information on travel can be seen on
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