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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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Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds
Jan17

Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds

Nowhere Birds is a Dubai based independent folk music duo. Composed of Jules Suarez and Mitchiko Bagayna, the pair are well known for their intimate style of playing and harmonizing. While both of them do Vocals, Jules’ specializes in the Guitar, whereas Mitchiko plays the Glockenspiel and Melodica.     The duo came together after a spontaneous jam session at a party in 2015. With their newfound chemistry (and the help 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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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: SONIQ – Tastemaker
Feb01

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: SONIQ – Tastemaker

SONIQ EDM Collective   In the pulsating, Western culture-dominated club scene of the UAE, Soniq stands as a uniquely Filipino voice – a group of young, musically gifted DJ’s on a quest to infuse the Middle East’s audio landscape with Pinoy soul. Having formed only 2 years ago, Soniq has quickly climbed the ranks of Dubai’s EDM intelligentsia, with gigs in renowned clubs such as Warehouse in Le Meridien Garhoud and Mint Leaf...

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