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Sights and Sounds for the Soul

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A stronger and comforting sense of belongingness emerges from a night of jazzy melodies, delicious food, and live art

Talk about taking over the neighborhood.

On the heels of SoulBGC’s push for closer community ties, BGCitizens flocked to the landscaped One Bonifacio Highstreet Park to soak in the sights and sounds of Sunset Jazz Lounge last Jun. 5.

An avenue for SoulBGC and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) to bring together its BGCitizens, Sunset Jazz Lounge was a laid-back culmination from a week of hustle and bustle. Guests were treated to a night of new culinary discoveries, live mural art by Rai Cruz, and performances by blues artist Hoochie Coochie Mikkie, jazz ensemble Extrapolation, and the ever soulful SINOSIKAT. BGCitizens of all ages, shapes, and sizes were present: from kids frolicking in the play area and families enjoying the atmosphere to groups of friends having a blast over drinks and expats absorbing the welcoming community vibe.

Smooth sounds from Kat Agarrado with the rest of SINOSIKAT?

Smooth sounds from Kat Agarrado with the rest of SINOSIKAT?

Rai Cruz’s live art stood out at One Bonifacio High Street Park.

Rai Cruz’s live art stood out at One Bonifacio High Street Park.

Drawing as much red-carpet attention as the diverse crowd gathered at the park was Pink’s Hot Dog’s introductory selling, with people from around the city lining up to get a taste of Hollywood’s iconic hot dogs. Also making themselves more accessible were Shangri-la at the Fort’s Samba and High Street Café, serving up specialty drinks, meat skewers, and crowd favorite Macau Wraps. Brotzeit’s beer paired with a selection of their sausages, Maisen’s katsu sandwiches, and Planet Grapes’ marriage of wine and street food were filling preludes to the sultry Sunday soiree. Toby’s Estates’ Buckies and coffees meanwhile provided a sweet substitute for its savory counterparts.

Richard and Gloria Pink at the soft opening of Pink’s Hot Dogs during Sunset Jazz Lounge last June 5.

Richard and Gloria Pink at the soft opening of Pink’s Hot Dogs during Sunset Jazz Lounge last June 5.

Planet Grapes’ Turon Trilogy is a sweet twist to our night.

Planet Grapes’ Turon Trilogy is a sweet twist to our night.

Maisen sampled away their Tenderloin Katsu Sandwiches.

Maisen sampled away their Tenderloin Katsu Sandwiches.

With a well-curated selection of food to indulge in, goodies from partner brands to take home, activities for all ages, and live art simultaneously complementing the jazz and blues performances, Sunset Jazz Lounge is an ardent reminder that Bonifacio Global City (BGC) has some serious people-focused, neighborhood-centric credibility to match its artistic ambitions.

This event was brought to you by SoulBGC under Hinge Inquirer Publications, your definitive guide on where to go and what to do in BGC, in partnership with FBDC. SoulBGC would also like to thank Bonifacio High Street and Shangri-la at the Fort as well as the special participation of Metrobank, L’Obelisk, Mei Diamond, Felix, and Gautier.