‘The Ransom Collective’ goes to ASEAN-India Music Festival as PH delegate

John Christopher Amodo
PUBLISHED October 6, 2017 02:05 pm | UPDATED October 6, 2017 02:42 pm
Photo from NCCA

(Inside Manila) Indie folk band “The Ransom Collective” will represent the country in the ASEAN-India Musical Festival slated October 6 and 8 at the monumental Purana Qila (Old Fort), New Delhi, India, said National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).


ASEAN-India Music Festival 2017 will feature bands presenting diverse popular music genres influenced by the cultural milieu of the respective countries.


In an Instagram post, The Ransom Collective expressed excitement towards the gig, revealing that it is actually their first out-of-the-country performance.





“We are looking forward to meeting the other artists kasi it’s the best opportunity to meet artists from other countries since it is ASEAN and its India. We are also looking forward to the trip since it is going to be our first time in India and first time playing outside the Philippines to represent the country,” Muriel Gonzales said in a statement.





The Ransom Collective is composed of vocalist Kian Ransom, drummer Redd Claudio, percussionist Jermaine Choa Peck, bassist Leah Halili, keyboardist Lily Gonzales and violinist Muriel Gonzales.


The indie band will join leading musicians and bands from the member states of ASEAN India, namely: Nam Fon Indee of Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, A Band Once of Brunei Darussalam, Asia 7 of Thailand, and Shankar Ehsaan Loy of India.

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