“This is just a great time to be an artist in Iligan” says Ric Anthony Pacaldo, songwriter and vocalist of the new band Enyeah, one of the local artists who is actively taking part in the city’s music scene.
KASAMA and Sagip Eksena Initiative (SEI) continue its partnership to provide opportunities for local artists to showcase their talents through its second project Atik Rock: Art Exhibit, Spoken Word Poetry, and Music Gig on April 1, 2016 at the College of Engineering Rooftop.
Artists unite in a classic lineup composed of Enyeah, Sail Arcana, The World is Not Round (TWINR), Agalon, Inburn and Agathusia featuring spoken word poetry performances from The Authorities and displays of visual artistry by the Guild of Iligan Young Artists.
Sagip Eksena Initiative is a non-profit organization that aims to revive and sustain the art scene in the local industry.
It was founded by Rohanimah Guro, fourth year AB English student, Amiel Chase Calderon, BS Engineering Technology Management alumnus, and Andrei Castro, BSEd General Science alumnus, on January 19, 2016.
The first initiative of the group was the Talagsa Ra Ni event in partnership with JCI Iligan Inc. at the MSU-IIT Lawn, one month after the group was formed at Lola G Café, ‘The Coffee Library’, where artists convene every end of the month for open mic events.
SEI plans to orchestrate more workshops and gigs to welcome the journey to maturity of artists from neophytes to established bands in the city.