Unang Hirit sa Tag-init, Reggae Mistress-Stylee!
Reggae Mistress, a reggae ensemble, ushered in the summer at Matabungkay Beach Hotel's Unang Hirit sa Tag-init 2013 with a concert last March 23, Saturday. With Chang and Lady I leading the singing and the band building up the music with bass, percussion, keyboards, and guitar, the Batangas shore was filled with a beautiful, chill vibe.
Reggae Mistress’ ability to mix Pinoy style, blues, jazz, rock, reggae, and dance hall brought the party from our ears down to our hips. Soon enough – after a few beers, as it is loosens up the muscles and gives the heart courage – the crowd began to dance. In flip-flops or barefoot, a crowd began to gather along the side of the stage, and concert-goers began to dance out their emotions. It was a sight to see, and an even better scene to be part of.
Also at Unang Hirit were a few vendors offering nail art, bracelets and trinkets, and other products, most notable of which was Django’s Leather Art and Craft. Django's unique wares can be found in the weekly exhibit at the Legazpi Market in Makati.
Django’s booth showed all hand-made leather goods from bags, wallets, bracelets, and their trademark moccasins and foot bikinis. To further liven up Unang Hirit, The Django Boys, as they called themselves, with Mel Flores and Archie Roa took to the stage to perform world music – on the djembe (African drum) and the didjeridoo (Australian wind instrument) – and some folk (Simon and Garfunkel).
Rounds of San Mig Lights were passed around as cheers and applause filled the air at Matabungaky Beach Hotel. Clearly, there was no better way to welcome the summer.