PATATAG reunion and benefit concert

PATATAG, one of the most-missed progressive music groups in the country, will be holding a reunion and fund-raising concert for one of its original members who is terminally ill. Bb. Susan Fernandez, another pioneer of Filipino alternative and socially-conscious music and who is also battling ovarian cancer, will be joining them.

below is one of my favorite songs from PATATAG, written and recorded during the height of protests against the US bases in Clark, Pampanga:

November 21, 2008 fund-raising concert of PATATAG

It’s confirmed! Patatag’s fund-raising concert and re-launch of our 3 albums will be held on November 21, 2008 at 70’s Bistro in Anonas St., Quezon City. Showtime is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

We will be singing old favourites — featuring new musical arrangements — and we will be joined by a new generation of Patatag — our very own children who have now become musicians and singers in their own right!

Also sharing the stage with us on the 21st of November is a member of Patatag’s family and dear friend, Susan Fernandez. Other performers will be making special appearances, we will keep you posted on the line-up!

How do you get to join us on this special night? Simple — purchase a 3-CD pack that Patatag will be releasing very soon — and the CD-pack becomes your ticket to the show. The 3-CD pack is a re-mastered (digital) release of our previous recordings, namely: “Nagbabagang Lupa,” “Batang Clark,” and “Masdan, O Yahweh.”

How do you buy the 3-CD pack?
1. You can purchase an advanced-sales coupon from any Patatag member, entitling you to a 3-CD pack, which you can claim at the venue on 21st November;
2. You can purchase a 3-CD pack, as soon as it becomes available, and bring the CDs on the 21st of November — it’s your ticket to the show;
3. You can purchase a 3-CD pack at the venue gate on 21st November.

Write us back, at and we’ll try to clarify or arrange something! 🙂

Oh, and the price of the 3-CD pack (and a night of music with Patatag and friends)… is Php 500.00. All proceeds go to a support fund for a fellow Patatag member who is currently undergoing regular dialysis treatment.

We look forward to sharing music, memories, hopes and new aspirations with you on this night and beyond.

See you on the 21st of November!

Yours in music,

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