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Disco Manila featuring Spanky Rigor and Roger Rigor of VST & Co. and the Union/UAE Debut


Get down to the disco sounds of the late 70’s Philippines in a celebration of Filipino popular music.

When / Disco Manila in concert: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8pm |                                      Disco Manila live band karaoke: Friday, October 7, 2016, 4pm                                              Where / East Plaza                                                                                                                  

Dancing queens and global crate-diggers, get down to the disco sounds of the late 70’s and early 80’s Philippines and embrace the Manila Sound. Spanky Rigor and Roger Rigor, co-founders of VST & Company, and The Union [featuring Jet Montelibano (formerly of “Music & Magic”), Jessica Casas (formerly of “Something Special”), Nino de Jesus, Jo-ann Visitacion, Fulton Montoya] lead a celebration of Filipino Disco. Rooted in an amalgam of American soul, funk, and disco origins, this euphoric dance music mixed with Filipino melodic traditions, filtered through the warm glow of the Manila Sound.

After the stars come out on Thursday night, the audience takes center stage on Friday afternoon, singing choice dance tunes from the rich and groovy Disco Manila catalogue in a special live band karaoke.

“It’s just plain old great fun. More than I might have had at any other event this summer….a very, very special show – it’s all heart (with a dash of polyester and a few bellbottoms thrown in for good measure).” - Leigh Ann Hahn, Director of Programming and Associate Director, Grand Performances, Los Angeles

ARTIST LINE-UP:                                                                                                                   Spanky Rigor and Roger Rigor of “VST & Co

“The Union” – a show band composed of: Jet Montelibano (of Music & Magic) Jessica Casas (of Something Special) Nino de Jesus (of New Minstrels) Jo-ann Visitacion Fulton Montoya

TRANSPORTATION TO THE EVENT: Need a ride getting to the concert of karaoke? We’ve got you covered.

From Abu Dhabi to Saadiyat take the public bus 192 to the last stop (Saadiyat public beach – bus stop #9). From there we have arranged a free shuttle service to the NYUAbu Dhabi campus at the following times:

Concert: Thursday, 6th October – shuttles at 7pm, 7.20pm and 7.45pm.                             Karaoke: Friday, 7th October – shuttles at 3pm, 3.20pm and 3.45pm.

Earlier Event: September 30
Rooftop Rhythms 5th season
Later Event: October 6
Abu Dhabi Classics 20016-17