09 Jul Kagayhaan Music Festival: Uplifting the Musical Culture of Cagayan de Oro
Founded by Enzo Belen, Kagayhaan is the first music festival of its kind in the Visayas and Mindanao region that aims to introduce quality indie band and electronic dance music from all over the Philippines to the millenials of Cagayan de Oro as well as to neighboring cities. To take action on August 29, 2015 at the festival grounds of Mapawa Nature Park making the weekend of Higalaay Festival a day of love, dance and music.
The mentioned founder was a volunteer stint of the recent Malasimbo Festival 2015 which caused him to put up a music festival in his hometown and meet the team he’s working with for Kagayhaan. Kagayhaan Music Festival team roots for uplifting the quality of music entertainment and creativity throughout the untapped regions in the Philippines, aiming to cultivate a venue for music.
Kagayhaan is on to promoting a diverse range of music for the Northern Mindanao mass with indie bands and electronic dance music DJs. With its festival wishes which are to cultivate culture, entice tourism and reaffirm Cagayan de Oro as a city of adventure, nature and culture-rich activities. Another great way to endorse Cagayan de Oro and its status as a center of culture and entertainment in Northern Mindanao.
The proceeds from the festival will be handed to the Mindanaw Tribal School, Inc to support the construction of their classrooms and aid their teachers.
The expected artists who will perform for the said event are just some of the pride of Visayas and Mindanao. Nominated for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year at the Indie Rock Awards was Thea Pitogo, Loop Iligan. Named as one of the most promising bands of today by Status Magazine was She’s Only Sixteen, won Wanderband and placed 2nd for indie bands in a global competition was The Ransom Collective, to perform with Manila heavyweights. DJs will soon take over the event as the night gets deeper such as The Zombettes who are supermodels turned into full-time DJs, and No Class, a Producer/DJ duo from Norway. More acts will be revealed in the coming days so might as well stay tuned.