Art and Photos from For The Love of Leyte
It’s been five years since Typhoon Yolanda hit Manila, and we haven’t forgotten the destruction it wrought in Leyte and its neighboring provinces. And while the area still has a long way to go before it fully recovers, support will always be there.
One such spark of hope comes from artists, musicians who use their creative talent to do some good. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, head to The Farm at Ginsiyaman, San Miguel, Leyte for a non-profit arts and music festival that’s sure to open your eyes to the beauty of the province. With For the Love of Leyte, organizers hope to celebrate the rebirth of Leyte, and pay tribute to the many who took the time and effort to rebuild it.
It’s also interesting to think of the festival as a chance to expand your Filipino musical preferences outside the typical Manila-centric roster. The solid musical lineup includes Ben&Ben, Reese Lansangan, Itchyworms, Ang Bandang Shirley and more alongside international artists Free the Robots and Digital Danboi, and Waray musicians Kulahig and Lady Suzette.
What’s more, a ticket also guarantees you free access to Tabo-An Ha Ginsiyaman, a trade fair that hopes to inspire Leyte artisans to learn and collaborate with social entrepreneurs. The fair will also have workshops for traditional handicrafts like Ticog hand weaving, Buri embroidery, and even Sugba & Utan cooking.
Tickets are available online here. For updates and information on physical ticket locations, visit their Facebook page or their website.