Bamboo holds benefit concert to give Christmas gifts to children victims of super typhoon Yolanda

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Bamboo's benefit concert on December 20, at the Music Museum, aims to give a thousand toys to children victims of super typhoon Yolanda

Pinoy rock icon Bamboo wants to give children survivors of super typhoon Yolanda a little something to smile about this holiday season.

BELIEVE: Christmas @ Home with Bamboo, aims to raise more than a thousand toys to be given to children in Visayas.

With children being the most vulnerable in these trying times, Bamboo, together with Globe Tattoo, will dedicate this musical event to them.

Instead of an original private concert and Christmas celebration brought by the broadband service provider to its customers, the concert will now serve as a vehicle to rally both of the brand's loyal customers, as well as the musician and brand ambassador’s supporters, to participate and donate toys.

With the aftermath of the super typhoon leaving countless families homeless and suffering from loss of loved ones, children serve as a symbol of hope that we can rise again and rebuild our nation.

The concert will be held on December 20, 2013 at the Music Museum.

Sing to the tunes of traditional Christmas favorites, as well as original compositions from Bamboo’s album No Water No Moon, and also some iconic rock hits.

Offering his unique vocal talents for a good cause, Bamboo will be joined by the show’s musical director Kakoy Legaspi on guitars, Ria Osorio on keyboards/piano, Jun Jun Regalado on drums, Simon Tan on bass and Ardie de Guzman on guitars.

“I would like to impart my heartfelt support and prayers to our kababayans in the Visayas thru music and thru this concert.

"Let the spirit still inspire us to help others especially the children, and to believe that there is hope for our country,” Bamboo spoke of helping his countrymen.

WATHC BAMBOO FOR FREE. To watch Bamboo's concert for free, Globe Tattoo will be accepting toy donations from now up to December 20, which will be rewarded with an equivalent free concert ticket.


There are many ways to donate toys and get your free concert tickets.

One: Globe Tattoo subscribers may go to any TicketWorld branch or visit their website to purchase one pair (2 pieces) of children’s toys.

A pair of toys is equivalent to one (1) free concert ticket.

After selecting the pair of toys, you may choose your seat section corresponding to the chosen pair of toys.

The prices for available pairs of toys range from P400 for Balcony seats, P600 for Orchestra side, to P700 for Orchestra center.

For online transactions, you will have an option to print your ticket or pick it up from a TicketWorld branch.

Two: For those who simply want to share a simple Christmas message and inspire Yolanda survivors to believe that they can rise from this tragedy, Globe Tattoo is encouraging social media users to post their greetings through a video on Instagram.

Simply follow @ChooseTattoo on Twitter and Instagram and sing any Christmas song and upload a video of it on your Instagram account with the hashtag #UnwrapHope.

This video post will be equivalent to a toy that Tattoo will donat eon your behalf.

And as a special treat, a creative selection of these videos will be compiled and revealed during Bamboo’s concert.

All the toys that will be collected will be for the benefit of the children of Tattoo’s adopted Gawad Kalinga Village and surrounding communities in Brgy. Tambulilid, Ormoc, Leyte.

The Tattoo Village is part of Globe Telecom’s Bangon Pinoy program, an enterprise-wide disaster response initiative that aims to have a unified system for donations, relief efforts, and corporate social responsibility programs across products and services.

It is an integrated program that allows communities devastated by calamities to benefit from various efforts geared towards rebuilding and rehabilitation.


It was first introduced by the telecommunications company in 2009, after typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng wreaked havoc in the country.

The one-hour and a half special marks Bamboo’s first Christmas show in his nine-year-old career, and highlights intimate set of instruments like xylophone, trombone, percussion, strings joined by a children’s choir for renditions of classic Christmas carols.

Bamboo is now working on his sophomore album, the follow-up to 2011 No Water No Moon released by PolyEast Records.





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