‘Rakista’, Battle of the Bands Print
Monday, 08 October 2012 14:13

Thirty eight local amateur bands in Zamboanga City will participate  in Rakista Zamboanga “Battle of the Bands”  on October 7-11,2012 at Plaza Del Pilar, 7 p.m.

The event formally kicked off yesterday with nine competing bands coming from different schools and organizations in the city.

The activity which is part of the Fiesta Hermosa 2012 celebration aims to promote the chabacano language through music of different genre except heavy metal rock. Competing music bands composed of four to seven members will render two songs —  one cover song of their choice and the other an original chabacano composition.

Three bands will be chosen during (elimination round) October 7-10, 2012 to vie for the grand finals on October 11,2012 whose production will be a Woodstock type of show. Criteria for judging 30% originality,25% Showmanship,20% Musical Ability and 25% Viewer’s choice.

Rakista Zamboanga is made possible by the city government headed by Mayor Celso Lobregat, San Miguel Corporation Brewery Inc., Smart Telecommunications, Deputy Speaker of the House Congresswoman Beng Climaco, Amistad Media Productions, JCI Zamboanga and Pepsi Cola.

Cash Prizes  and trophies will be awarded  for Major winners in the grand finals with Special awards Best Vocalist and Best Guitarist. The Grand Champion will have the opportunity to record their winning song at Amistad Media Productions a professional Recording Studio. — Events PR