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Full Malasimbo music, arts festival lineup released

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MALASIMBO in 2017. This year’s festival will be in Puerto Galera’s White Beach.

BROOKLYN based keyboardist and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin joins Robert Glasper, Anomalie, Laneous, Ruby Ibarra, IV of Spades, and many more in performing at the 9th Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival on March 1 and 2 in a new venue at Puerto Galera’s White Beach.

Joining headliner Robert Glasper on the first day of the festival is Taylor McFerrin, whose debut album Early Riser in 2014, features guest appearances of several Malasimbo artists including Nai Palm of Haitus Kaiyote, and Glasper.

Filipina lyrical rapper Ruby Ibarra, who wowed the Malasimbo crowd in 2018 as a solo MC, will also be back, this time with a full band.

Local indie rock/funk band IV of Spades will be performing on the second day of Malasimbo. CoffeeBreak Island, one of the better known bands in the Manila ska, reggae, soul, punk, and rock & roll scene, will also be making its Malasimbo debut.

Also part of the festival lineup are Anomalie, Ian Lofamia band, Extrapolation, I Belong To The Zoo, Carousel Casualties, Extrapolation, Dayaw, Manolet Dario, and many more.

Aside from the music acts, Malasimbo 2019 will also feature works by visual artists Leeroy New, Olivia d’Aboville, Agnes Arellano, Hohana, and Denis Lagdameo.




As a family friendly festival, the organizers have also lined up day activities that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

This year, Malasimbo has partnered with AirTrav which can tailor packages for festival goers.

The 9th edition of Malasimbo will be moving from the Malasimbo Amphitheater to White Beach, Puerto Galera.

The festival will feature bigger and more stages this year. The traditional Main Stage will be in a natural amphitheater again, nestled in the midst of trees. The main stage will feature jazz, soul, world music, and OPM.

The DJ Stage is the newest Malasimbo stage dedicated to Dance Music. It will host a wide array of local and international DJs including New York DJ Danny Krivit, Kristian Hernandez, Manolet Dario, Emel Rowe, Badkiss, Nomoclasiq, and more. There will also be a Silent Disco stage, which will feature three DJs providing different music choices.

For details visit www.malasimbo.com. For tickets go to www.buytickets.at/vuetix. Discounts are available for students and Puerto Galera residents. Children ages six and below can enter for free; tickets are 50% off for children ages 7-12.

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