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Manila Disco Fever, Free Concert

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Event organized by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Free. Outdoors. Fresh. | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

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, The Boyfriends, Hagibis, and Cinderella. MDF is built around The Union, a band featuring two original members of VST & Company, a five-piece rhythm section, and five vocalists, including Music & Magic’s Jet Montelibano and the New Minstrels’ Jessica Casas and Nino de Jesus. It’s a joyous dance party celebrating the enduring hits that can still be heard at nightclubs and celebrations around the Philippines.

Part of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival's weekend sessions. For the full summer schedule, visit www.ybgfestival.org.