Words: Cris O. Ramos Jr.

“Are you a dancer?” Joey Ayala jokingly asks as this writer sat down with him for a
roundtable interview in promotion of Mandiriwa, his first concert at Music Museum,
Greenhills, San Juan scheduled this September 16, 2017 (Saturday).

Co-produced by Vandals Entertainment and Gabi Na Naman Productions, Mandiriwa
marks Ayala’s return to the famed venue 25 years after he simultaneously launched his
three groundbreaking albums: Panganay Ng Umaga, Magkabilaan, and Mga Awit Ng
Tanod-Lupa. The folk singer-songwriter will be joined by an eclectic line-up of guests
and collaborators: Gloc-9, Bayang Barrios, Bullet Dumas, spoken word personality
Juan Miguel Severo, and Ang Bagong Lumad.

“I’m excited to be able to attempt to provide the best live concert experience
possible,” says Ayala. “Of course, it’s also good to do it in a venue with a rich history
that says ‘It’s showtime!’”

For Vandals Entertainment head Ian Urrutia, this represents his team and Gabi Na
Naman’s most challenging major concert undertaking on paper, after their successful
Damá (with Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, and Bullet Dumas) and Secrets:
#AiaBarbieKitchie (with Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, and Kitchie Nadal).

Interested parties may contact Vandals Entertainment for tickets at 0917-878- 9803
and reserve through bit.ly/JoeyAyalaConcert or Music Museum at 721-6726. For credit
card transactions, you can also purchase passes via joeyayalaconcert.com. The
ticket prices are as follows: SVIP (3,300 with signed poster & limited edition tote bag),
VIP (2,900), Patron (1,900) and Balcony (1,100).