July 23, 2024

Nostalgia jam for Dianne in memory of Mondacs

It has been years since Baguio and Benguet-based musicians sang together on one stage.
The reasons are personal aside from the fact that most of the naturally talented folk and country musicians in the localities had to face the realities of economics, or earning a living somewhere here or in a foreign land, getting married and raising a family of their own, and looking after grandchildren now.
The last time some of the Baguio musicians sang together on one stage was in February 2019. More singing was scheduled but this was interrupted by the lockdowns due to the Covid-19 that prevented travel.
At the Francis Resto-Bar along Cruz, La Trinidad, Benguet on March 25 from 5 to 9 p.m., the public is invited to again listen to the musicians in a benefit gig for cancer patient Dianne Escuadra, the beautiful daughter of a fellow musician.
The mini-concert dubbed “Nostalgia Jam” which will be shown real time on social media platforms will feature “oldies but goldies” songs that were sung in the folk houses in Baguio.
It is also in memory of the late journalist-cum-civic leader Ramon “Mondacs” Dacawi, who was supportive of benefit concerts.
Singer-musicians Conrad Marzan and Richard Arandia, coming home all the way from California to perform in the benefit jam, will be joined by Sammy Comiles, Arsen Marzan, Bubut Olarte, Paul Coyupan, Serrafin Marzan, Art Tampoa; the trio of Liza, Alma and Dianne; Alfred Dizon, Alan del Rosario, Boy Cacho, yours truly, and Banjo.
The organizers appreciate and welcome donations that may be sent directly to Dianne through her GCash account at 0947-997-6306. — MARCH FIANZA, Baguio City