Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Caronia Music Festival: The Sound of Color

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Last November 8, 2013, I attended the final part of Caronia’s Sound of Color campaign, The Caronia Music Festival, which aimed to showcase the talent, originality, and creativity of five distinct bands that came out on top of the I Love Caronia Jingle Contest, held at the SM North EDSA Skydome. Let me now take you through what happened in photos and captions!

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Krizia and I arrived early, and we (along with the other media) were first treated to a dinner courtesy of Gerry’s Grill. It was raining cats and dogs that day, and I am so thankful that I got to be enveloped in a special kind of warmth that only a Filipino dish could provide!

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We still had time to kill before the actual program begins, so after walking around the mall looking for a place to take outfit shots (and collecting countless curious stares!) we finally headed back and made it to our seats just as Banda ni Kleggy opened the program with “Darating”

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Am I the only one who finds it cool how the band members have their nails painted? Haha!

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The program was hosted by the ultra pretty Joyce Pring.

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Part of the final five acts in the festival is Felicity, a talented pair out to show the audience how their own brand of artistry can turn the typical into something extraordinary, as evidenced by their original take on the Caronia piece. Another is Assets in Demand!, a band that stood united despite coming from different backgrounds, only to tune themselves into one beat, the beat of incredible sound.

Katrina and Nicole, the two girls that make up Undecided, are set to capture the crowd’s hearts with their impressive and unique rendition of the Caronia jingle, while Merry Days, with their experience in doing covers of Japanese songs, is out to prove everyone how great a performance is when given an ounce of creativity and passion. Lastly, Claire, a band named after an independent Filipina artist known for her soft and relaxing music, delivers a hip, fun, and upbeat version of the Caronia jingle.

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Games were strategically placed in between sets. The Singing Bee ang peg! Aliw na aliw ako kay Kuya na naka T-shirt! Haha!

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We were not able to finish the event because we had to leave early due to the weather (and worried parents!) which was too bad since I really wanted to see Gracenote live again, but we had so much fun while it lasted. Thank you, Caronia, for letting us experience your first ever Music Festival. Keep the passion and color alive!

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Photos by: Krizia Catapang and I

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Caronia: The Sound of Color + Get a chance to win P70,000!

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One of the questions I dread getting is “What is your favorite _____?” because I never know what to answer 98% of the time. Nothing simply comes to mind. Maybe it’s because of my multiple interests or that I get overwhelmed easily, I do not really know. However, there are certain things I have a ready answer to, such as my favorite word at this moment - synesthesia. Synesthesia, simply put, is the involuntary feeling of two or more senses happening simultaneously. Caronia’s latest campaign, ‘The Sound of Color’, launched last June 26th at the Hexagon Lounge in RCBC, Makati, made me remember one of synesthesia’s subtypes, chromesthesia, where a certain sound will induce the visualization of a certain color. Although I am not a synesthete, color, and most recently music, has always been a huge part of my life. Let me now take you through what happened that night in photos and captions!

In the effort to infuse color with sound, Caronia prepared three music inspired nail care booths where guests can have nail arts done. I got to the event late so I just took photos for the mean time!

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Bright, young and all things glittery, the Pop booth is definitely a place where a girly girly would enjoy getting her nails done. I mean, just look at that couch!

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Calling all the quirky, earthy and free spirited! Rich colors of green, teal and blue, this booth has it all for you!

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I think the huge light signage did all the explaining for me. Can you guess where I had my nails done? ;)

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The very pretty host, courtside reporter Rizza Diza.

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Caronia’s brand manager, Olive Soria, explaining the campaign and the very exciting contest that of which is…

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..the search for the most talented local act that will use their own artistry to create their own rendition of the new Caronia jingle!

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The very very creative loot bags! You really outdid yourself this time, Geiser Maclang!

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We were also treated to a series of acts by Gracenote. I have never heard of them prior to this event, but they earned my respect and made me a fan right after, most especially because of their vocalist, who was all over the place! She sang, played the keyboard, took out a violin and ended up with the drums! Instant girl crush!

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Best in late comers! I only realized now how I did not ask to have pandas done on my nails, which would have been so awesome because I was wearing a top full of them!

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What I got to take hone. This isn’t even all of it!

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And now for the exciting part! Create your own unique version of the “I love Caronia” jingle using any music genre and get a chance to win P70,000 plus the opportunity to perform alongside the best acts in the local scene today! Sending of entries is from July 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013. View this link for the full details of the contest. Good luck! :)

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