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Always grateful for the music: Jason Mraz in Manila 2013

When Jason Mraz was last in the Philippines, he made a promise to come back the following year. It seems he was delayed, because his visit came almost a year and a half later. Not complaining here, because it was so worth the wait.

The 2011 concert was meant to be an intimate gathering, at least, from what Jason said when he expressed his surprise in seeing how big and how packed the Smart Araneta Coliseum was. It was just him onstage, with his good friend and musical partner, Toca Rivera.

This year, Jason came with a full band. Nine musicians, in fact. Nine, very talented musicians who made Jason’s songs a lot more special and powerful. It was a sharp contrast to the laid back vibe of the previous concert, but we loved every minute of it.

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