What is Genfest:

The Genfest is a meeting of youth who want to show the world that universal fraternity, a united world, is an Ideal worth living for. Over the years, the Genfest has become a great festival of ideas, thoughts and actions that inspire thousands of youth to change their life, their future and, finally, the world.

It is an invitation to set ourselves in motion with the certainty that each person is a protagonist of their own history and of History. This can have an influence on the great afflictions of our world, contributing to the breakdown of barriers, indifference, prejudices and egoism. The foundress of the Focolare defined it as “a waterfall of God,” of which the source is the same inspiring spark of the Focolare Movement: the discovery of God- Love .

It is an invitation to build bridges of fraternity and contribute to breaking barriers of indifference, prejudice, egoism. Born in 1973 as the brainchild of Chiara Lubich, foundress of the Focolare Movement, the Genfest will reach its 11th edition in 2018 in Manila (the Philippines).

6th, 7th, 8th JULY 2018 MANILA – THE PHILIPPINES

The main program of the Genfest will be held at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and all the workshops will be held in universities in Manila.

Genfest 2018: Beyond all Borders

The title BEYOND ALL BORDERS intends to highlight the boundaries that need to be overcome at personal and social levels.  It was chosen with the purpose of opening the minds and hearts of the participants in the Genfest. This eleventh edition aims to inspire participants to feel capable of building a happier and a united world. To breathe, love, work and live with concern for everyone. This is why the Genfest values artistic manifestations, music, dances, expositions, forums, etc., to enable everyone to think differently and to transform life into something more beautiful.

 

Agenda

 

EXPERIENCES (ASIAN CULTURE IMMERSION)

SOCIAL

INTERCULTURAL

INTERRELIGIOUS

MORNING: EXPLO JOURNEY – An open Expo on Universal Fraternity

AFTERNOON: OPENING PROGRAM – Exploring different borders in the world today

EVENING: CULTURAL NIGHT – A festival of music from all over the world

MORNING: WORKSHOPS & FORUMS – Around 140 different

AFTERNOON: HANDS for HUMANITY – Youth in action around the world
TIME OUT FOR PEACE – A moment of unity amidst diversity

EVENING: A UNITED WORLD – Festival of music fusion: product of unity

MORNING: CONCLUSION -United World Project

 

YOUTH FOR A UNITED WORLD SCHOOL (Tagaytay)

DIFFERENT PROGRAMS IN THE ZONES AROUND THE WORLD

For all inquiries on registration: iscrizione.genfest@focolare.org

 

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SONGS GALLERY

Beyond All Borders Info & download composer: Simon Deregowski
arrangers: Simon Deregowski, Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Simon Deregowski, Raphael Rodriguez, Davit Funk
additional vocals: Keny Sierra, Isobel Funk, Corinne Dulce, Esther Cortina, William Christopher Funk, Francesco Dulce
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Leo Belgica
acoustic guitar: Elfio de los Angeles
electric guitar: Francesco Dulce
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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Above and Beyond We Go Info & download composer: Manuel Zukovsky
arranger: Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Esther Cortina
additional vocals: Isobel Funk, Lavin Aguilar, Corinne Dulce, Davit Funk
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Leo Belgica
acoustic guitar: Elfio de los Angeles
electric guitar: Francesco Dulce
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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Give Me Wings Info & download composer: Paul Gateshill
arranger: Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Keny Sierra
additional vocals: Isobel Funk, Corinne Dulce, Davit Funk, William Christopher Funk, Francesco Dulce
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Leo Belgica
acoustic guitar: Elfio de los Angeles
electric guitar: Francesco Dulce
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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Go Beyond Info & download composers: Lisa Reitbrecht, Andreas Chmielowski
arranger: Dodjie Fernandez
performed by: Esther Cortina, Isobel Funk, Raphael Rodriguez
additional vocals: Corinne Dulce, Ingrid Calimlim, Davit Funk, William Christopher Funk, Francesco Dulce
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Leo Belgica
electric guitar: Francesco Dulce

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La tua Presenza (Your Presence) Info & download composer: Rafael Volpe
arranger: Greg Rodriguez III
performed by: Francesco Dulce
additional vocals: Keny Sierra
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Leo Belgica
guitars: Francesco Dulce
piano: Sabina Lee

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Louder Info & download composer: JR Calicdan
arranger: Toto Sorioso
performed by: JR Calicdan
additional vocals: Corinne Dulce, Ingrid Calimlim, Esther Cortina
drums: Luigi Lim
guitars: Francesco Dulce
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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Only Love Can Change Info & download composer: Marco Farias
arrangers: Marco Farias, Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Corinne Dulce, Raphael Rodriguez, Amon Cali (rap)
additional vocals: Keny Sierra, Isobel Funk, Corinne Dulce, Esther Cortina, William Christopher Funk
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Leo Belgica
ukelele & acoustic guitar: William Christopher Funk
electric guitar: Francesco Dulce
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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Only Love Remains Info & download composers: Maria Bonacci, Alan Gastón Moral, Victoria Piccinini
arranger: Dodjie Fernandez
performed by: Keny Sierra
additional vocals: Corinne Dulce, Esther Cortina, Lavin Aguilar, Francesco Dulce
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Elfio de los Angeles
guitars: Francesco Dulce
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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Our Choice Info & download composers: Christella Girimana, Sixte Nisasagare, Edouard Bigendako
arrangers: Gen Sorriso, Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Stella Marilene Nishimwe, Arnaud Favina, Christ-Alex Irambona, Kato Jb Haundred
additional vocals: Keny Sierra, Isobel Funk, Corinne Dulce, Esther Cortina, Davit Funk, William Christopher Funk, Francesco Dulce
drums: Luigi Lim
electric guitar: Elfio de los Angeles
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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The Best You Can Become Info & download composer: Renan Nerone
arrangers: Renan Nerone, Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Davit Funk
additional vocals: Keny Sierra, Ingrid Calimlim, Isobel Funk, Corinne Dulce, Esther Cortina, William Christopher Funk, Francesco Dulce
drums: Luigi Lim
guitars: Elfio de los Angeles
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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The Stars in my Darkness Info & download composer: Sabina Lee
arrangers: Sabina Lee, Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Isobel Funk
additional vocals: Sabina Lee
drums: Luigi Lim
bass guitar: Leo Belgica
guitars: Francesco Dulce
piano: Sabina Lee

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Tulong Tulong Tayo Info & download composer: Gen Giallo & Gen Gloria
arranger: Elfio de los Angeles
performed by: Ingrid Calimlim, Davit Funk
additional vocals: Keny Sierra, Esther Cortina, William Christopher Funk, Raphael Rodriguez
drums: Luigi Lim
bass and electric guitar: Elfio de los Angeles
electric guitar: Francesco Dulce
piano: Sabina Lee

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We are the Colors of the World Info & download composers: Jena Espelita, Neil Torres, Giul Sanchez
arrangers: Jena Espelita, Neil Torres, Giul Sanchez, Dodjie Fernandez
performed by: Giul Sanchez
additional vocals: Isobel Funk, Corinne Dulce, Esther Cortina, William Christopher Funk, Francesco Dulce, Davit Funk, Raphael Rodriguez
drums: Luigi Lim
bass and electric guitar: Elfio de los Angeles
keyboards: Sabina Lee

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Genfest cast

Above and Beyond We Go download

Beyond All Borders download

Go Beyond download

Louder download

Only Love Can Change download

Only Love Remains download

Our Choice download

Tua presenza download

 

 
 

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IN THE GENFEST IN THE PHILIPPINES

Share and showcase your brand in front of thousands of young influencers from hundreds of countries. For more details you may contact us at info.ph@genfest.org

 
 

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