WITH more musicians and songwriters rising up from Mindanao, plans for setting up the 1st Mindanao Popular Music Festival (MinPop) are now underway.
As an opening salvo to the upcoming musical event in the region, a series of free songwriting workshops in select Mindanao areas will form part of the promotional activities.
In relation to this, the first leg of the MinPop Bootcamp will be held in Davao at Muzic’s Kool on June 15, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m. The application process for the Davao songwriting bootcamp will start on May 25, 2019 (Saturday).
Interested applicants to MinPop Bootcamp Davao need to prepare a two-minute video wherein they need to answer the question, “Why should you become part of the MinPop Bootcamp?” (1 minute). They should also include a video performance of their original work or a cover of an OPM song (1 minute).
To apply for MinPop Bootcamp Davao, visit the MinPop website at minpop.com.ph starting May 25, and fill up the online application form. The video will be uploaded on the page as well.
Deadline for submission of application is on June 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Fifty (50) slots will be opened for interested participants. Announcement of the final 50 participants will be released on June 10, 2019 through the MinPop Facebook page (facebook.com/MindanaoPop).
Through the workshops, participants can expect to receive basic to intermediate knowledge on the various approaches to songwriting. Lectures and training modules on useful tools and techniques in songwriting will also be shared during the bootcamp.
Watch out for further announcements through the MinPop website and Facebook page. Updates on the venues for the other MinPop songwriting bootcamps and on the 1st Mindanao Popular Music Festival will be posted in the coming months. (PR)