A Filipino migrant worker in Dubai has staged a live music event to benefit an ailing musician, also from the Philippines.
Galvez’s latest show was a solidarity event to help support 14-year-old Jamaica Perez, bass player in the band Gravity and the daughter of Miguel Perez, a guitarist in the band ThirdParty.
Galvez said the young musician was recently diagnosed with polymyositis, a disease that involves inflammation of the muscles. The event in support of Perez was called “Love & Support for Gravity.”
Numerous Filipino bands and solo artists performed at the show, which was held at the Lotus Grand Hotel in Dubai to show “love and support” for Perez. The band Gravity, comprised of Filipino teenagers, has won several competitions in Dubai including Battle of the Bands in September 2015 and Acoustic Battle of the Bands during the Sharjah International Book Fair in November 2016.