(From left) House of Marley Asia brand manager Sol Kim, Aryanna and Jenni Epperson with Rajo Laurel.

Jammin’ with the House of Marley
Pepper Teehankee (The Philippine Star) - March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Respect for nature and the unifying power of music were evident at the Philippine launch of the House of Marley, an ecologically-friendly line of audio gear, inspired by the late reggae icon Bob Marley.

Spotted at the launch at Polilya bar in Poblacion, Makati City  were Rajo Laurel, Lauren Reid, Roxanne Barcelo, Antoinette Taus, Bianca King, Carla Humphries, Phoemela Baranda, Louise delos Reyes and Kerwin King.

Guests were able to experience the House of Marley acoustics through interactive product booths set up within the retro-tropical bar with music by DJ Nix Damn P. 

Andrei King, Nate and Drew Venzon, Gabriella Zabarte, Rae Belle Dennis, Ana Jean, Mikyle Quizon, Pauline Suarez, Angel Yeo, Leslie Lisay and Jam Manalo.

Audio manufacturer House of Marley was born out of the Marley family’s desire to bring to life the Bob Marley’s vision of universal love, music and respect for nature through socially responsible materials and sustainably crafted products. These are sourced from earth-friendly materials such as recyclable aluminum, bamboo, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood. FSC is the German-based international non-profit organization set up in 1993 to monitor responsible use of the world’s forests.

The products’ design is rooted in simplicity and ecological balance. Bamboo, recycled paper, recyclable aluminum, wood composite, recycled paper, organic cork, rubber, leather, recycled metals and plastic materials, non-toxic silicone, organic cotton, and/or ceramic may be added to a unit that produces high-quality sound to become an audiophile’s dream.

(From left) Jenni Epperson, Nix Alañon, Bianca King, Antoinette Taus and Yuki Ito.

Artist Issa Pressman bagged the “Stir It Up” turntable for the best Instagram post during the #MarleyPH launch. The streamlined, bamboo-finish turntable with a built in pre-amp is yet to be introduced in the Philippine market.  Available in stores now are the Smile Jamaica earbuds,  Chant mini and Chant sport speakers, Get Together mini and Bag of Riddim portable Bluetooth audio systems, and the Positive Vibration headphones. Check out these wonderful earth-friendly speakers, turntables, earphones, audio systems and accessories.

(Marley gear is available at Power Mac Center, Switch, iBook, inBox, iStore and Urban Gadgets. House of Marley is distributed in the Philippines by Innovee Trading Inc. For more information, visit www.thehouseofmarley.com and @houseofmarley.ph on Facebook and Instagram or e-mail sales@innovee.com.ph.)

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Monty Python’s Spamalot is back!

 

Noel Rayos, Lorenz Martinez,  Dean Rosen, Bibo Reyes, George Schulze and Chino Veguillas in a scene from Spamalot. Photos by Jaypee Maristaza

Great news, theater lovers! Monty Python’s Spamalot will be back once again in April!

The Broadway musical import will have a 10-show run from April 13 to 22 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater at the BGC Arts Center.

The musical’s stellar cast include Roxy Aldiosa, Rachel Alejandro, Reb Atadero, Rachel Coates, Domi Espejo, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Lorenz Martinez, Noel Rayos, Bibo Reyes, Dean Rosen, George Schulze and Chino Veguillas. The show is directed by Joel Trinidad and Nicky Triviño with musical direction by Onyl Torres and choreography by the Martinez sisters.

Upstart’s Monty Python’s Spamalot is supported by BGC, in cooperation with McCafe, Don Papa Rum, Reserve Gastro Tavern, Ralph’s Wines and Spirits, Francis Libiran, among others. *

(Catch the musical’s 10-show run on April 13 to 22, Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays  at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or Upstart at 0917-8116156.)

(Follow me on Instagram @pepperteehankee.)

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