I am not sure if it was five years ago when Chong, the famed drummer/percussionist Mr. Tengasantos, told me he was forming a reggae band. He was proud to say its vocalists were to be women. And that’s why they were to be called Reggae Mistress (a contraction of Miss and Tress (for three)–Irene, Chang (the Mrs. Tengasantos), and Ira.
A reggae bar was to be their home. And was their home indeed for four years. And as my friend would always realize to himself about the “transitory-ness” of things, the home had come to an end and the band had to find another home. This time Ten 02 is. Last Thursday was their first gig. Good that Ten 02 is not hard to find: in one of the corners on Timog Avenue in Quezon City where a Shell gas station is.
Here’s a clip. Go and enjoy dancing reggae. It’s therapeutic. Dancing to reggae music isn’t rocket science. Just sway to the beat and you will be well rockin’ reggae.