SAMADhI’s Hitback goes MAD

THE SAMAHAN ng mga Musikeros sa Davao Inc. (SAMADhi) goes MAD on the revival of its Hitback concert series.
After the recent launching of Musicians and Artists for Duterte (MAD) Movement, SAMADhI is staging another gig that campaigns for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for the presidency.
Tonight’s gig at Soundbox BAR will feature classic hits from 60′s & 70′s, songs that are dear to the heart of the city mayor, whose all-time favorite is Richard Harris’ “MacArthur Park” released in 1968.
Tonight show features performances by the 440 Electric Orchestra with the 4th Quarter, Fely Encinares, Jasmine Pareñas, Insurectus, Simple Friends, and Popong Landero. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Part of the proceeds will be extended to the MAD Movement, said SAMADhI president Sandra Carpio. Ticket is at P250 with one drink free.
“This is our humble way of support to (Mayor) Rody Duterte (and his call for) federalism,” Carpio said.
Duterte has been campaigning for ferederalism form of government. While some sectors have been asking the mayor to run for the presidency, Duterte said he has yet to decide on the matter.
Last June 12 during its annual Jammin’ Independencia, SAMADhI launched MAD, an aggrupation of musicians and artists in Mindanao to encourage and support Duterte in his possible 2016 presidential bid.
MAD is spearheaded by the Davao-based musicians band Masang Himig whose primemovers include Popong Landero and former City Councilor Pete Laviña who has been vocals in their campaign for Duterte’s presidency.
Together with SAMADhI as support groups are Tonkwank (an aggrupation of reggae bands), Tingog Mindanao (an aggrupation of rap artists) and some invidividual artists in the island.

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