Spend the final night of 2021 with LIVE concert as Megaworld Lifestyle malls and Quezon City LGU brings back the yearly tradition New Year Countdown which will be held on December 31 at Eastwood Mall Open Park. The celebration will feature performances by Darren Espanto, Zild, and Leanne & Naara. The event will capped off with dazzling star drop and grand fireworks display at midnight.
Have the best view of the night by securing a group pod for 4 pax at our exclusive alfresco dining areas!
Ticket Prices: Gold – Center: P6,000 Silver – Left Wing: Php3,000 Silver – Right Wing: Php3,000 *Each ticket comes with a set of food & beverage good for 4pax Food will be served strictly from 8pm-9pm only
GOLD TICKET F&B inclusions: -Black pepper beef skewers with sea urchin -Pork floss on toast with truffle cheese and chives -A bottle of red or white wine
SILVER TICKET F&B inclusions: -Cold cuts and Cheese -Sobrasada on toast with chili -A bottle of red or white wine
FAQs: -1 ticket includes 1 alfresco group pod good for maximum of 4pax (regardless of age) -guests may bring in other food & drinks provided that they purchase from Eastwood restaurants (receipts shall be verified at the entrance gates) -all guests must be fully-vaccinated and will be required to present their vax cards upon entering
The cast of hit musical, Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical will be returning for a homecoming concert which will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on December 10, 2021. The cast will be accompanied by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra and show will be directed by Jamie Wilson. This will be the very first LIVE concert with audience at the N.P.A.T since the lockdown back in March 2020. The said concert will also be streamed via KTX.ph on December 12, 2021. Details of the show below.
Ang Muling El Bimbo: AHEB Homecoming Concert December 10 and December 11, 2021 – 8pm Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila
Ben&Ben are redefining the virtual concert-going experience with the biggest headline show of their career.
Aptly titled Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert, the Filipino nine-piece collective are pushing the boundaries of music shows in the new normal setting by integrating creative disciplines such as drama, dance, orchestra, and technology with a live performance. Their highly anticipated major concert will be staged at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, and will be streamed live on December 5, 2021, from 8pm to 11pm via digital streaming platform, KTX.ph.
“We can’t deny the fact that it’s the biggest project we’ve undertaken so far, and I think you just somehow know that it’s a leap of faith when the streams of guidance and providence lead you to the right people who believe in the same vision you have: To bring the music and the messages they carry to life,” the award-winning group said. “This spirit of collaboration was one of the defining themes of our album ‘Pebble House Volume One: Kuwaderno’ and it was only by natural desire that we brought the same spirit and attitude when we began working on the concert. As for the play between grand and intimate, we really wanted our listeners to relish in the grandiosity of what their support means to us. Doing a concert on this scale and bringing them closer into that bigger picture is our way of expressing immense gratitude to them as well.”
The audio-visual spectacle promises to bring the immense joy of experiencing live music and give an impression of conceptual grandness that are at par with the most memorable concerts in recent history. From mounting multiple-stage setups to performing in one of the biggest live music venues in the country, Kuwaderno aims to open new possibilities despite the limitations of the platform, and intimately build a connection with the audience all over the world.
The awe-inspiring creativity and ambition that Kuwaderno dares to achieve, wouldn’t be possible without the collaborators that painstakingly put their heart and soul into the project. Concert director Paolo Valenciano, along with co-director Maribel Legarda, Philippine Theater Association (PETA), and veteran light designer Shakira Villa-Symes—to name a few, understood Ben&Ben’s unique vision and translated them so clearly to create a cohesive piece of work. Ben&Ben attest to how significant their contributions are, not only in turning the concert into a reality, but in making sure that they are able to nurture a creative environment that promotes healthy exchange of ideas. “Working closely with them on this concert only made it clearer to us why they are the biggest names in the industry. The flow of ideas and creative energies really went on naturally because of their openness, and their generosity to share with us their thoughts, but what makes them more admirable is their skill to work within the limitations that we have and to adapt when faced with challenges. We definitely learned a lot from their work ethic.”
Believing in the magic that happens when different forms of art intertwine, the prolific folk-pop asserts that some feelings are best conveyed not just by the music elements alone. This prompted Ben&Ben and their team to include actors and dancers as part of the visual narrative to give the audience a semblance of being physically present with them throughout the concert journey. “Movement and dance and the entire visual narrative of it all woven into our music brought our songs to life,” the band said in a statement. “The talented dancers we’ve worked with, headed by choreographer Gio Gahol, are from different dance groups as well. It is amazing to see how they seem to get along and dance so passionately with each other easily.”
In terms of production design, the team stepped up their game in being more in line with the times, and pushing the envelope in terms of how the music can be represented visually. According to the nine-piece ensemble, each stage has its own purpose, its own symbolisms and visual elements. Even the lighting has its own poignant significance. “We want our listeners to know that each piece of the puzzle was thoughtfully included, and we’re excited to see them piece everything together when they watch the full show.”
The band is confident that Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert will not only deliver unparalleled innovation to local concert productions, but also bring light to a lot of people suffering in silence during the most challenging of times. “Having the opportunity to do so during the pandemic, we also felt such a huge responsibility to be able to inspire more people with stories of humanity and hope. We’ve received a lot of messages from Liwanag (the fan club) telling us how the band has helped them get through the tough times. Hopefully through this concert, we’ll be able to use our platform in making them feel that they’re not alone in this fight.”
Ms. Val Guico, the General Manager of Ben&Ben Music Productions, is also equally grateful to the people involved in the production for making strides in pulling off an envelope-pushing event. According to her, one of the main goals of mounting Kuwaderno is to extend help to the production team whose livelihood and work have been greatly affected by the pandemic. “Bulk of the concert earnings will be shared to everyone behind the scenes,” the concert producer reveals. “They are the unsung heroes of the show. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to bring Ben&Ben’s vision to life.”
Tickets to Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert can be purchased via the KTX website. The TINATANGI package (priced at PHP 8,000), which gives you access to the online concert, plus an Exclusive 1 on 1 Harana Session with the band on Zoom and a raffle entry to the Exclusive Ben&Ben House Tour, is already SOLD OUT. Other ticket tiers that are still available include KAIBIGAN (priced at PHP 1,000), MAGKA-IBIGAN (priced at PHP 3,500), and MAHIWAGA (priced at PHP 5,500)—all containing different packages and inclusions.
Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert is brought to you by Ben&Ben Music Productions and SMART Telecommunications Inc., and is co-presented by Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), Sony Music Philippines, Big Bulb, Chapters, Robinson’s Mall, KTX.ph, Elesi, Cream Silk, Primo, Phirst Park Homes, Novotel, JB Music, Urban Smiles, Summit, Philippine Red Cross, Sennheiser, Verona Audio Design, and Jilla Sara. Special thanks to the media partners: MYX, 96.3 Easy Rock, and Wish 107.5.
For the first time ever, Filipino pop-rok group Ben&Ben to held a major concert which will be shot at the iconic Araneta Coliseum and will be streamed worldwide via KTX.PH this December 2021. The group will be performing songs from their newest album titled: Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno as well as some of their classic hits.
Live at the Araneta Coliseum Livestream Event December 5, 2021 8:00pm (Philippine Time) Streaming over KTX.PH
Early Bird Rates (til October 31, 2021) Kaibigan – Php800 Magkaibigan – Php3,300 Mahiwaga – Php5,300 Tinatangi – Php7,800
The 2021 Miss World Philippines Coronation night was finally push-through after COVID restrictions in the country. This year’s coronation night was held in Subic Bay Convention Center in Olongapo City.
Here are the results from the coronation night:
Miss World Philippines 2021 – Tracy Perez
Miss Supranational Philippines 2021 – Dindi Pajares (She was appointed back in July to represent Philippines in the Miss Supranational pageant in Poland last August 21)
Miss Eco Philippines 2021 – Kathleen Joy Paton
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2021 – Zoe Emmanuelle Vera
Miss Tourism Philippines 2021 – Trisha Martinez
Miss Environment Philippines 2021 – Michelle Arceo
Miss Multinational Philippines 2021 – Shaila Mae Rebortera
Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2021 – Tatyana Alexi Austria
Despite the challenges of adapting to a virtual setting, PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders has successfully integrated strategic innovations to its curriculum that would help aspiring singer-songwriters enhance their skillset and be part of a progressive learning experience.
Facilitated by some of the Philippines’ most respected educators, artists, and music leaders via Zoom, the country’s premier songwriting competition continues to hold a series of lectures and workshops for a period of four months (from July to October 2021) to put a spotlight on the next generation of OPM stars and future music industry fellows.
PhilPop Program and Marketing Manager Gab Cabangon reiterates that the team has always believed in the importance of opening several opportunities for the attendees to learn different aspects of music outside of songwriting. “We wanted to give the fellows options, guides, and tools that could help them with the direction on their music journey. The additional skills that they learn from this could help them evolve as practitioners in the music industry and further fuel their passion and love for the craft of music. Lastly, it wouldn’t hurt to also encourage songwriters to learn how to write songs to make society a better place for everyone.”
Marlon Barnuevo, PhilPop finalist 2013 and one of the resident coaches, considers PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders as one with the most matured curriculum for a songwriting camp. “Aside from the fact that most of the coaches came from the acclaimed Elements Songwriting Camp, all the past PhilPop bootcamps provided valuable knowledge that allowed the teaching contents to be refined into what we are currently delivering now.”
Given the virtual format of this year’s bootcamp, the coaches have tweaked some of their best practices to adhere to a more inclusive learning environment. As a college educator, Marlon has been doing full-online modality since the pandemic started, so there was little adjustment on his part when it comes to delivering lectures for the PhilPop DigiCamp participants.
“PhilPop has also successfully adapted the synchronous-asynchronous method of delivering lectures, which is now a very common approach in all academic institutions around the country,” Marlon beams with pride. “What I had to adjust to, and what I sorely miss is the absence of face-to-face fellowship activities. In all the previous camps, it has always been a tradition to hold jamming sessions every evening over food and drinks. This form of fellowship is what’s missing in this year’s camp.”
In order to compensate with the need to make the songwriting mentorship more interesting, PhilPop coaches provided a workshop-based approach to give participants an inclusive and well-rounded perspective on different areas and fields in the music industry such as songwriting, music production, digital marketing, and advocacy writing—to name a few.
A first-time coach herself, University of the Philippines instructor and Baihana member Krina Cayabyab shares that aside from making slides and presenting music during her lecture, she made her sessions more informative by giving clearer pointers that are essential for interacting with the current creative and digital economy.
“I believe this virtual setting has given more flexibility and opportunity for the participants to sink deeper into their work and absorb discussions further, and make the most out of these in their own time, capacity, and space,” says coach Krina. “Though it might be challenging in some circumstances, collaborating with fellow participants and meeting them virtually, I think, still achieved much of the DigiCamp’s objectives. It’s really like accomplishing tasks through today’s reality, and the DigiCamp has made it happen as effectively as it can ever be.”
Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter, producer, and composer Thyro Alfaro is generally satisfied with how the participants took the new format this year despite the prolonged period of remote learning. “I think they’re enjoying the process,” the two-time PhilPop winner explains. “I can hear it in their songs that they’re really applying what we’re teaching.”
Yumi Lacsamana, another acclaimed pop/R&B multi-hyphenate and two-time PhilPop grand champion, echoes Thyro’s observation, pointing out how her mentees have managed to adapt easily in a virtual setting. “It’s not the same but it’s more challenging on their part collaborating with the other fellows virtually. And the outcome is pretty good.”
Yumi emphasizes that some of her best moments during the DigiCamp as a mentor includes seeing the participants grow as artists and turn their songs into a fully realized material that has potential to be massive. In terms of personal adjustments, Yumi makes the most out of her time holding a more relaxed conversation with the participants regarding what needs to be improved on their songs. “It felt like we’re not in a camp. It’s more of like we’re just in a video call talking to a friend and asking/giving an advice.”
Notwithstanding some minor drawbacks of remote learning, the DigiCamp proves to be a game-changing alternative for the traditional setup as it supported collaborative and higher-level learning through breakout room sessions, and fostered a virtual learning experience that allows participants to learn at their own pace. To quote Marlon Barnuevo, “If I were to gauge how much the participants were able to ‘step up and deliver’ through the quality of their most recent song submissions, I’d be proud to say that the entire PhilPop team has been very successful in meeting its goals.”
PhilPop 2021 DigiCamp: Music Breaking Borders is an initiative of the PhilPop Music Foundation, chaired by Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan. This year’s virtual event is co-presented by MAYNILAD, SMART, MULTISYS, TUNECORE and BELIEVE.
You are invited to join the Black Eyed Peas for a very special one-off show on October 2 (October 3 in the Philippines), streamed LIVE across the globe exclusively on LIVENow.
Playing against the historic Pyramids of Giza, The Black Eyed Peas come together for their most monumental show to date. Join will.i.am, Taboo, Apl.de.ap and 13,000 fans LIVE from Cairo, for an international celebration of music, love and unity.
The Black Eyed Peas will be sharing some of their most iconic tracks, from Shut Up to I Gotta Feeling to RITMO, and you can be there to share and experience the love, together with fans across the world. This one is not to be missed.
The Black Eyed Peas Where is the Love Stream LIVE from the Pyramids in Cairo,Egypt
SHOW DATE October 3, 2021 – 1:30am *Philippine Time*
TICKET PRICES Livestream Access – Php650 VIP Backstage Pass – Php825 (Includes: Livestream access, Behind-the-scenes footage, Exclusive signed digital artwork, access to band backstage via green room) VVIP Limited Edition Pass – Php4,200 (Includes: Livestream access, Limited edition artwork lithograph, Behind-the-scenes footage, Exclusive signed digital artwork, access to band backstage via green room)
At a time when daily routines may have become repetitive and mundane, we look forward to events that remind us of the good old days. In this year’s G Music Fest, Globe is bringing back some of the feels with a wide roster of local and international artists, including HONNE, Vance Joy, BEKA, SB19, and many more.
G Music Fest is an annual event hosted by Globe, in line with its 917 Day celebration held every September. The much anticipated music festival will be broadcasted for FREE on Globe’s official Facebook Page.
On September 25, fans will be greeted by their favorite music artists in the exclusive event “Up Close” starting at 5:30pm – 8:30pm, while on September 26, both local and international acts will perform their famous hits and debut Philippines-exclusive performances at the G Music Fest 2021, starting 4:00pm – 10:00pm.
Bianca Wong, Head of Globe’s Feel Valued Tribe shared, “Globe provides Filipinos with novel ways to make it a #GDayEveryday. One of the ways to do so is to build meaningful connections through shared passions like music.”
The full line-up of G Music Fest this year include English electronic music duo HONNE, singer-songwriter BEKA, Australian artist Vance Joy, local pop band Silent Sanctuary, indie-pop bands December Avenue and Alamat, indie musical artist I Belong to the Zoo, Filipino rock band The Juans, and SB19—the very first Filipino and Southeast Asian act nominated at the Billboard Music Awards.
To enjoy the concert, subscribers can redeem 2GB worth of free data through the new GlobeOne App. After registering, the free data can be redeemed under the Rewards section of the app.
“Globe Rewards looks to make this year’s 917 celebration a platform for rallying Filipinos during this time of collective need through upliftment, bayanihan, and leveled-up rewarding experiences. We encourage everyone to be a part of it,” Wong added.
In line with 917’s goal to uplift and make a difference, local indie artists I Belong to the Zoo have raised a donation in support of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) through Globe Prepaid. Supporting PAWS is an advocacy personal to the group.
Globe Customers can do the same by donating their Rewards points to any of Globe’s community partners on the new GlobeOne app.
The new GlobeOne Super app is now available for download on the Google Play Store for Android users and on the Apple App Store for iOS users.
Multi-talented actress-singer Julie Anne San Jose shares her rendition of Hale’s hit single Kung Wala Ka. Her vocal calibre and bravado gave a fresh take on this 2005 mellow track. With a whopping 77 million streams on Spotify, this melodramatic song talks about the aftermath of being left by someone whom you have built a life with and entails the hardship of moving forward on your own.
Just a few moments after its release, Julie’s cover of this classic Hale record entered iTunes Philippine Chart at Top 3. It has been featured in various music digital stores such as Spotify New Music Friday, Apple Music Absolute OPM, Apple Music OPM Slider, and Youtube Music New Release Mix.
Julie Anne San Jose set the nation on fire when she has recently taken centerstage at the New York Times Square electronic billboard for Spotify’s “Equal” campaign. Her first single of the year — FREE, has made it to Spotify’s Equal playlist both locally and globally. Coined as Asia’s Limitless Star, Julie is set to launch her first-ever musical trilogy “Limitless” on September 17.
ASEAN Music Showcase Festival shares its 2021 artist slate, representing the region’s best up-and-coming and established music acts alike, from the seven participating countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with Cambodia and Vietnam joining this year.
Boasting genre-bending styles and multicultural artistic backgrounds, each country’s participating representatives were carefully selected to uphold the organizers’ common goal of placing ASEAN music on the world stage. “Part of our selection process is assessing the artists’ overall portfolio not just as recording artists but also as performers, which hopefully, through our combined backgrounds and experiences in our respective local industries, help artists gain opportunities regionally and globally,” shared AMS co-founder MC Galang, Creative Director and co-founder of Philippine-based live events organizer and online music publication The Rest Is Noise.
Meet AMS 2021’s artists
Joining the Indonesian showcase are indie-math rock quartet eleventwelfth, disco synth pop band Guernica Club, tropical pop duo Irama Pantai Selatan, and indie pop act Sunwich.
Malaysia leans in towards guitar- and electronica-heavy ensembles with two-piece experimental indie rock act LUST, punk band NO GOOD (featuring original members of indie mainstays Killeur Calculateur and Dirgahayu), neo-psychedelic pop/rock outfit Ramayan, and multihyphenate artist Shelhiel.
Hailing from the Philippines, instrumental rock solo artist Gabba, indie rock act Oh, Flamingo!, DJ-producer Pamcy, and live electronic music duo Tarsius will add further variety to the mix.
From Singapore, pop-alternative R&B trio brb., indie pop-rock band M1LDL1FE, and electronica duo .gif spotlight’s the city-state’s thriving indie scene—with one more to be announced soon.
Thailand’s lineup includes soul-R&B singer-songwriter Alec Orachi, Thai folk and pop fusion act ASIA7, hip-hop artist Réjizz, and “rave n’ roll” band S.O.L.E.
Cambodia’s premiere lineup this year sees the addition of multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Vanthan featuring singer-songwriter and one of the country’s pioneers of the “original music revolution,” Laura Mam, electronic solo act Daniel Omens, soul-R&B singer-songwriter Sophia Kao, and local hip-hop superstar VannDa.
Last but not the least, joining from Vietnam are Ca Trù-centered electronic act Limebócx, indie electronica quartet Ngầm, ethereal/ambient electronic duo Tiny Giant, and rock band Những Đứa Trẻ (The Children).
The lineup was deliberated by co-organizers Fungjai, NYLON Thailand, and Bangkok Music City from Thailand; The Rest Is Noise PH from the Philippines; Steady State Records from Singapore; SRM from Indonesia; City Roars Festival from Malaysia; Baramey Production from Cambodia; and Monsoon Music Festival and Swan Zoo from Vietnam.
AMS 2021 will be held virtually via YouTube on September 11-12, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday). This year’s edition is co-presented by Malaysia’s Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA); the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); the National Arts Council, Singapore; US-based digital music distributor TuneCore; and Singaporean NPO that supports youth, talent and leadership development, *SCAPE.
The festival is also supported by Music Copyright (Thailand) Ltd. (MCT) and festival partners Global Toronto from Canada; Live at Heart from Sweden; Golden Melody Awards & Festival, LUCfest and ZAshare from Taiwan; Sound of the Xity from China; Trans Asia Music Meeting (TAMM) from Japan; and Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) from Australia.