5th Himala sa Buhangin! festival to feature Ely Buendia, DJ Jennifer Lee

May 12, 2017 ...

The 2017 Himala sa Buhangin! Arts and Music Festival, held by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) on the Paoay Sand Dunes, will feature OPM rock icon Ely Buendia and former Viva Hot Babe, DJ Jennifer Lee.

Himala! is known as the event that pioneered Philippine film tourism, paying tribute to cult classic films like "Himala," (1981), "Ang Panday," (1980), and "Temptation Island" (1980, 2011).

Buendia rose to fame in the 1990s as lead vocalist and guitarist of nationally acclaimed band Eraserheads.

While he left "E-heads" in 2002, Buendia still performs for bands Pupil, The Oktaves, and Apartel. He is expected to perform the E-heads greatest hits forHimala! on May 13.

They will be fronted by local talents, including Better than Noise, TITUS, and comeback band Glasspoint.

Meanwhile, Lee entered the disk jockey scene in 2014 after being part of the Viva Hot Babes and finishing a course in culinary arts.

She will throw a foam party alongside Bataqueño DJ Eric Manalo, following Buendia's performance.

It's Showtime 2016 Grand Champions Alab Poi Fire and LED dancers will also be at Himala! 2017, along with local fire dancers.

Overall, over a hundred local talents were pooled together for the event's performances, while more than 50 local visual artists are collaborating for the art installations and general setup on the Sand Dunes.

by Ma. Christian A. Ramos , Mizpah Grace G. Castro



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