There are few music festivals in the world that exist primarily to give back to the community and the Malasimbo Festival in Puerto Galera claims to be one of them.
In the last few years, Malasimbo Festival has brought in big names like Joss Stone, Jimmy Cliff, Roy Ayers, Robert Glasper and Jose Gonzales to the island of Mindoro.
The festival has seen more than 5000 attendees from various nationalities, making the case for Philippine tourism. (In fact, the website of Visit the Philippines Year lists the fest as one of the country’s attractions.)
Despite being a magnet for international guests, the festival’s core is highlighting what is truly Filipino, showcasing Pinoy artists to a global crowd and creating programs that increase awareness in the nature conservation of Puerto Galera and its indigenous culture.
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