Listd ep. 1 – The Recap
Jun04

Listd ep. 1 – The Recap

Taas Noo Filipino has always stood at the heart of Illustrado Magazine’s goals and core foundations. Enter LISTD by Illustrado, hosted by Paolo Benitez where we find the Filipino voice from around the globe. LISTD by Illustrado is a platform dedicated to finding and uplifting indie Filipino artists and talents from across the world. Having launched just recently, Listd is a live facebook talk show that features various artists from...

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Island Woman Rise – Female Fil-Am Rappers Bring Their Flair to Women’s History Month
Mar12

Island Woman Rise – Female Fil-Am Rappers Bring Their Flair to Women’s History Month

Island Woman Rise – Female Fil-Am Rappers Bring Their Flair to Women’s History Month By Behzad Sandila   Music can evoke feelings all by itself. But the effect amplifies when music takes a stand for something beyond just itself. Most of the best-known artists of their time have used their art as a means for representation. Following that principle is a group of talented Filipina-American rappers led by Ruby Ibarra, perhaps most...

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We Left as Humans (WLAH) – Artist Spotlight

WLAH Artist Spotlight (We Left as Humans) Band Band Members David Ojeda [guitars], Mikkoy Tampil [guitars], Cromwell Ojeda [guitars], Mac Casimiro [bass], Axzell Florida [drums] Our Art Music has always been a huge part of our lives. We can’t really see ourselves not doing anything musically. For us, music is the purest form of connection you can make with other people. It is the language of the soul. It inspires us to be better human...

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PINOY ART COMMUNE – Middle East Based Filipino Musicians That You Should Follow Now
Feb26

PINOY ART COMMUNE – Middle East Based Filipino Musicians That You Should Follow Now

PURO ARTE Pinoy Artists in the Middle Easts That You Need To Follow. NOW. The Middle East is home to a vibrant community of amazing Filipino artists. Musicians, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers, videographers, poets, travelers, seekers and dreamers – energizing the Arab lands with their dedication and creativity whilst serving as grassroots ambassadors of Philippine culture. They are the instigators of...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ivy Grace Paredes – Trailblazer
Feb06

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ivy Grace Paredes – Trailblazer

IVY GRACE PAREDES AKA AYEGEE Singer   The Middle East will never lack for fantastic Filipino singers, but amongst their ranks stands Ivy Grace as one of the most exceptional. A seasoned vocalist who started her career in amateur singing competitions in the Philippines, Ivy is a “singer’s singer” – an artist of such prodigious skill that she has become a true benchmark in her field. Ivy’s immense talent has taken her career far...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Pauline Moreno Craig – Tastemaker
Feb06

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Pauline Moreno Craig – Tastemaker

PAULINE M. CRAIG DJ   It ain’t easy being a female DJ – what’s even harder is being a female DJ who is a non-Western. But despite the odds, Pauline has emerged as a prominent figure in Dubai’s dynamic club scene, with gigs that put her at par with the most successful electronic dance music acts in the region. Hers is a story of sticking to one’s guns in pursuit of passion and recognition. The odds may not always be in her favor,...

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