Sunday, October 14, 2012

FIESTA PILAR 2012: RAKISTA ZAMBOANGA

Another interesting activity during the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2012 is the RAKISTA ZAMBOANGA,  which was held last October 7 to 11, 2012 at the Plaza Del Pilar.

Here is the link from the online news I read about Rakista Zamboanga:
At least 38 local amateur bands in Zamboanga City will participate in Rakista Zamboanga “ Battle of the Bands” on October 7-11,2012 at Plaza Del Pilar, 7pm onwards.The said 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 celebrationaims 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.

I have a few photos to share, although, I really don't know which group this was.


I guess they really entertained the folks in the plaza Del Pilar since the whole place was jampacked!

And I also really love looking at these old, huge acacia tree, which look a bit eerie but adds character to the venue!!!


34 comments:

  1. Look fun. I have not been to Zamboanga City.

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  2. I miss watching battle of the bands. Hopefully, at our fiesta, our local officials will spearhead one of those kinds . \m/

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  3. happy fiesta... nice one! Fiesta's is always fun with live bands and other activities too.. and a lot of food specially that's the best!

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  4. I miss fiesta in the province. It's always so much fun!

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  5. More fun in the Philippines :)

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  6. I long for fiestas :) Unfortunately, here in Quezon City, we no longer celebrate fiestas but I still remember the times when we used to.
    By the way, the GIF photos are not mine. The link is at the bottom of my post.

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  7. doc! bilib na talaga ako sayo! hehehe pati rakista napuntahan mo!!! :-)

    btw, there's an art exhibit pa in Garden Orchid, by a Zambo artist based in NY... til Nov4 pa naman ata yun, so i plan to go there after the craziness of the anniv week na lang... :-)

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    1. hahahaha... after our visit to Fort Pilar Shrine lang!

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  8. Battle of the bands..now that's a great way to highlight the event. :-)

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  9. Ay ang galing...it took a while to load and only now that I saw the pics are moving...cool!

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  10. Great photos! Performing bands really entertain people from all walks of life. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  11. astig ng photos its moving...:) looks like everybody is having fun..visiting from ComEx Oct 16

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  12. cool! your photos are moving... how did you do that? ..visiting from ComEx Oct 16

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  13. Before I get annoyed listening to hard rock music. However, listening it live, which I already experienced, is really good and you will start to appreciate such music.
    -BCB 10/16

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  14. an enjoyable fiesta you've got there

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  15. i remember wheni was in college, I always gigs. Now after college, I was changed into KPOP. haha..

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  16. Your gif photos amazes me ha. I thought at first nahihilo lang ako, hahaha! Hindi pala. Visiting from CommEx Oct16.

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  17. Whao..that looks like a really packed place the fiesta. Must have been really fun listening to the band and eating the foods available.

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  18. looks so much fun! I hope I can visit Zamboanga with my family soon :-)

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  19. Moving photos!! I like it! Pano mo ginawa? =)

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    1. try it out with make a gif... but first take about 6 to 8 photos taken in bursts like in sports shots of some cameras! good luck!

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  20. Natuwa naman ako sa GIFs mo! Would really love to go back to Zamboanga

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  21. Actually, I want to learn chabacano because it sounds romantic...broken Spanish right? The rakista Zamboanga event looks really fun!

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  22. ang galing naman nung pictures mo! hehe I would love to visit zamboanga too! :P

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    1. Thanks! Just tell us if you will. There are two of us from Zamboanga in thisCommex!

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  23. I love watching live bands.. It must be fun..

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  24. There seems to be lots of festivities this month. Happy Fiesta! :-)

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  25. I miss attending rock events. I use to attend rock fests and competitions long time ago.

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  26. Music does bring people together. Years ago, townspeople were brought together by a different kind of music band. Now there's rock festivals everywhere to do the same.

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