Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Wywy – Tastemakers
Jan29

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Wywy – Tastemakers

WYWY Band   The Middle East teems with talented Filipino musicians, but every once in awhile, an act rises above the crop and proves to be of a different, more transcendent and audacious sort of mettle. Case in point: WYWY. Manned by the real life couple, Mckie & X, WYWY’s music is a compelling mix of electronica, synthpop, and torch singing, reminiscent of the 90’s stylings of Portishead and Bjork. There is nothing typical...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: TAG 91.1 – Tastemakers
Jan26

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: TAG 91.1 – Tastemakers

Joselito Echivarria Dubbed as the voice of the masses and Mr. Congeniality of the Filipino community in the UAE, Joselito Echivarria aka Bluebird is a senior presenter at TAG 91.1. Filipinos are so accustomed to him because of the familiarity and the “kabayan connection” they get everytime they tune in to his show “Gandang Umaga” during the morning commute. His trademark humor is a testament to how much he understands what makes the...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Jessie Tabla – Tastemakers
Jan22

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Jessie Tabla – Tastemakers

Jessie Tabla Make Up Artist   Being part of this year’s Illustrado 100 came as a big shock to Jessie Tabla. As a Filipino makeup artist who is used to working behind the scenes, he never expects to be recognized for his work in any large scale – but his impressive body work has earned him the spotlight. This year, Jessie headed the makeup artist team for Vogue Fashion, organized by Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Soccani. He...

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