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Manila Disco Fever

Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 1:00pm2:30pm

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Sat, Sep 1, 2018
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718


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Disco fever wasn’t just an American epidemic. In the late 1970s, those lithe, funk-inflected bass lines, slinky keyboards and punchy horns spread around the globe, finding a particularly receptive audience in the Philippines. Manila Disco Fever celebrates the Manila Sound, a hugely popular movement that blossomed in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s with acts like VST & Company, Boyfriends, Hagibis, and Cinderella. MDF features special guests Spanky Rigor and Roger Rigor (original members of VST & Company) and is built around The Union, a dynamic show group with a five-piece rhythm section and five vocalists from various show bands of the ’80s: Jet Montelibano (Music & Magic), Jessica Casas (Something Special), Nino de Jesus (New Minstrels), Joann Visitacion (Union), Fulton Montoya (NuClear Projekt). Manila Disco Fever is that kind of concert that will simply make you get up on your feet and dance. So bring your dancing shoes, come on down and join this joyous dance party celebrating the enduring disco hits that are still heard in the Philippines and at Filipino events around the world.


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