On April 23 at Mall of Asia, guitar-strumming, drum-beating ambassadors for Mother Earth will replace mall strollers.
It’s April and it’s Earthday Jam time. Now on its 16th year, this musical marathon celebrating international Earth Day shows no signs of slowing down. Starting at 5 p.m, 100 musicians and artists are featured in an eight-hour musical journey bound to be extremely wild and fun.
Earthday jam will feature more than 15 big names in various musical genre.
Kicking off the festivities is the premiere Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble in the Philippines, Brigada.
Women dominate this years’ jam with Nina, Sitti, Lou Bonnevie, Kitchie Nadal, and Barbie Almalbis, Gracenote, Arci Munoz and her band Philia with, and fresh from the US, Flying Ipis and the youngest participating band, Absolute Play.
The jam brings back metal kings Slapshock, Kjwan and The Chongkeys, pop rock bands 6cycle Minds and MayonnaisE and Abra.
Admission is free. For more info, like us on facebook Earthday Jam Foundation or call 897-6991.
Animax amps up girl power
More anime excitement this April on Animax makes its multitude of viewers two new shows with female protagonists namely Snow White with the Red Hair and Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragon.
Snow White With The Red Hair premieres April 14 at 8 p.m. two episodes back-to-back.
The anime adaptation of this shojo manga centers on the skilled herbalist Shirayuki, who, after being ordered by the Prince of Tanburn to be his concubine, flees from her country. On her journey, she comes across Zen who, unbeknownst to her, holds an elite position in the neighboring kingdom Clarines. As the story progresses, she trains to become a pharmacist of Clarines and develops a warm relationship with Zen. This lighthearted fantasy revolves around Shirayuki’s quest on curing disease outbreaks and preserving her relationship with Zen despite the difference in their social status.
Cross Ange: Rondo Of Angels And Dragon premieres April 19. 10 p.m. two episodes back-to-back.
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon paints a society well far into the future that finds itself free from pollution and war. Thanks to an innovation called “Mana,” days of perfect peace seems to have been finally found. Unknown to the people who have accepted this, it is but an illusion. Those who have rejected “Mana” have continued to live in oppression and are called “Norma.” Angelise, the first princess of the Misurugi Empire is exposed as a Norma by her own brother, resulting in a backlash that drives her to a far place called Arzenal, where she becomes a soldier and finds herself in one challenge after another, with the ultimate goal of restoring real order in her world.
Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07.
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