June 23, 2019 (12:19 PM)

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MUSIC FEST. Local band Nairud sa Wabad graces the Martin Hall crowd for the closing ceremony of Jumpstart last June 22, 2019.

Photo by Maxine Andrea Lumbera

In support of ‘Pagbabahagi’, an annual youth leadership development engagement headed by the Arrupe Volunteers, some of the proceeds of Jumpstart 2019’s Music Fest will benefit Compostella Valley Gawad Kalinga communities.

Arrupe Volunteers Batch 45 Arman Montero introduced the project during the music fest and thanked the audience for supporting the said project.

Jumpstart 2019, this year’s semester opener, culminated with a music fest featuring performances from Dabawenyo reggae band Nairud sa Wabad, as well as student and alumni bands during its culmination last night at the Martin Hall.

Reg, Nairud sa Wabad’s lead vocalist, told Atenews that the crowd was lively and seemed to be enjoying as they played their renditions of songs they know the crowd could easily relate to.

The reggae band performed more than five songs, starting with ‘One Day’ by Matisyahu and ending with ‘Naroon’ by Yano.

Five student and school alumni bands also serenaded the crowd with their own version of popular love songs.

Segundo band opened with their cover of ‘Jopay’ by Mayonnaise and ‘Pusong Ligaw’ by Jericho Rosales. Studio B called out all the “sawi” (lovelorn) to sing along with them ‘Huwag Na Huwag Mong Sasabihin’ by Kitchie Nadal as they waved their arms in unison. Other bands present were Serein, #45 Diamond Street, and Asul.

On the other hand, concertgoers Jessica Lucero and Ian Sionillo, educators from Ateneo de Davao University Senior High School (AdDU SHS), expressed their satisfaction.

“[The performers] were very good especially yung mga former students namin sa senior high. They are doing good,” Lucero said, adding that the admissions were organized and the implementation of rules were materialized.

SAMAHAN Secretary-General Renz Lacorte said that as they became aware of the numerous musicians in AdDU, they felt the need to put a platform to showcase their talents.

“It’s trendy. It’s what the Ateneans want. For how many times we have staged Awitenista and Musikahan, it’s always been marami ang crowd,” he said, referring to the two major music competitions in the university as an effective way for fund-raising activities.

As part of Jumpstart 2019, the School of Education Sharks and Social Sciences Dragons also bagged awards as the Most Creative Booth and the Liveliest and Most Creative Parade, respectively.

The Arrupe Volunteers is under the Volunteers and Leaders Organizing and Formation (VOLO) program of Arrupe Office of Social Formation (AOSF) collaborating with Gawad Kalinga and supported by various organizations and offices in AdDU.

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