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'Dekada ‘70' is more timely than ever

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Black Box Productions’ musical adaptation brings the story to a new audience

STILL RELEVANT. The themes of Dekada '70 – for better or worse – are more relevant than ever. Image courtesy of Black Box Productions

Here's the story behind Ben&Ben's new single 'Masyado Pang Maaga'

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:02 AM

Here's why the song didn't make it to 'Limasawa Street' in the first place

NEW DROP. Ben&Ben releases a new song after 'Limasawa Street.' Rappler photo

WATCH: IV of Spades, Armi Millare collab for 'Indak ng Mundo'

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mashup we don't deserve but definitely needed

'INDAK NG MUNDO.' The two groups collab for a mashup of their songs. Image from Armi Millare's Instagram

[PODCAST] Love of Country: When is music patriotic?

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Music legend Joey Ayala shatters widely-held beliefs about patriotism in music

The rise of OPM, as seen on Spotify

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Filipino music is making waves both here and abroad

Sofa Sky launches first album 'Good Evening, Good Night'

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Catch the band's album launch on Friday, June 7!

Screenshot from Rappler

WATCH: 'Ang Huling El Bimbo' by Ely Buendia and The Itchyworms will soothe your restless heart

Feb 10, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Plus... an excerpt from 'With A Smile'

EPIC TEAMUP. Ely Buendia and The Itchyworms – giants in the Filipino music industry – team up for a concert. Photo from The Itchyworms' Facebook age

'Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!' is back for a second run

Feb 01, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The musical, which features beloved songs from the APO Hiking Society, will be showing throughout February and March

THE BOYS ARE BACK. The 'APO' musical is back for a second run. Photo from 9 Works Theatrical's Facebook page

LIST: The 10 best Filipino albums of 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:30 PM

We highlight the most exciting, meaningful and technically proficient releases from local musicians over the past year

Filipino musical 'Marco Polo' ends successful preview run in Berlin

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Written by Filipino-Belgian director Rogelio Saldo Chua, the musical was born from his personal love for the world-famous explorer's tales

OPM artists you need to listen to right now

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Queue these local acts to your OPM playlist. You can catch all of them this San Miguel Oktoberfest!

'Rak of Aegis' is a loud, joyful romp

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The acclaimed musical is back for its sixth and final run

'RAKE OF AEGIS' RETURNS. The musical is back for its 6th and final run. Photo by Raffy Yllana/PETA

IISA: Danao, Dancel, and Dumas take on a bigger stage

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas play another concert at a jampacked KIA Theater

3D. Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas return for another concert on a bigger stage this time. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

WATCH: 'I'm not allowed to speak in Filipino' – Sponge Cola vocalist

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Singer and songwriter Yael Yuzon likens what happened at a Megamall gig to an obstacle course

Filipino talents shine in Disneyland HK's 'Find Your Light'

Mar 01, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Find your light an inspiring new campaign by Disneyland for Filipinos also highlights the park s many Filipino talents

Mainstreaming Original Pilipino Music

Nov 29, 2014 - 8:57 PM

In the future we would like to look into having Filipino acts sharing the bill with international artists so fans of the latter could experience the world class talents of the former without having to attend an all Filipino show

FRANCO. Franco Reyes at the Franco album launch at St James Power Station in Singapore on November 9. Photo by LittleJohn Villamor

Noel Cabangon pushes for Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino proclamation

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Musician Noel Cabangon is hopeful that President Benigno Aquino III will sign the proclamation order by the end of 2014

Joanna Ampil: From stage to movie star

Jul 06, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Back from Europe the actress is in Manila to promote her new album and do the movie Larawan

Spotify says ‘Mabuhay’ to Filipino music lovers

Apr 09, 2014 - 2:11 PM

The popular music streaming service is now available to desktop tablet and smartphone users in the Philippines

PH band Kalayo in Penang World Music fest

Mar 16, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The World Music group is set to perform in Malaysia

REINVENTED. Formerly Pinikpikan, Kalayo is proud to represent the Philippines in Penang. Photo from the Penang World Music Festival Facebook page