Original Bisaya musical ‘Gugmang Giatay’ opens in Manila Nov. 26

Around 20 million people speak Cebuano (also known as Bisaya) across the Philippines, yet it’s rare to hear music or watch anything being performed in languages other than Tagalog and English. But on on Sunday, Nov. 26, Gugmang Giatay, an original Bisaya “jukebox” musical will open at the Maybank Performing Arts Center in Bonifacio Global ...

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Get ready to ‘Drive’: Incubus is coming back to Manila in 2018

Get ready to ‘Drive’: Incubus is coming back to Manila in 2018

American rock band Incubus is set to return to Manila’s music scene with a one-night only concert on February 2018, concert producer Ovation Productions announced Saturday....

Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga is coming to Manila

Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga is coming to Manila

Indonesian rapper Brian Imanuel aka Rich Chigga will be coming to the Philippines on Dec. 13. The Manila show is part of his Asian tour with Chinese rap group the Higher...

James Reid nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards

James Reid nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards

Filipino singer and actor James Reid is nominated for an award at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) happening on Nov. 12 in London. The EMAs are similar to its US...

One Direction’s Niall Horan coming to Manila next year

One Direction’s Niall Horan coming to Manila next year

Be still your hearts Filipino Directioners; Niall Horan is coming to Manila just one month after Harry Styles is scheduled to hold his concert. Horan himself announced the...

Filipino-American and ‘Idol’ runner-up Jessica Sanchez takes knee after singing national anthem

Filipino-American and ‘Idol’ runner-up Jessica Sanchez takes knee after singing national anthem

Filipino-American and American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez, 22, is the latest performer to take a knee during or after a performance of the American national anthem...

Power Mac Center presents an ultramodern music fest with Sync Sessions 2017

Power Mac Center presents an ultramodern music fest with Sync Sessions 2017

Save your Saturdays for this! Everybody’s in for a musical treat as Power Mac Center holds Sync Sessions anew with not just four but 12 bands and artists who are shaking the...

Jennifer Hudson tells Filipino-American ‘The Voice US’ contestant: ‘Your voice is amazing’

Jennifer Hudson tells Filipino-American ‘The Voice US’ contestant: ‘Your voice is amazing’

Kathrina Feigh, a Filipino-American singer, got chair turns from both Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton on American singing competition The Voice during Monday’s blind...

WATCH: Filipino artists perform Tagalog version of ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’

WATCH: Filipino artists perform Tagalog version of ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’

During yesterday’s “National Day of Protest,” Filipino artists got together in Manila’s Luneta Park and performed a Tagalog version of Do You Hear the...

Here’s how much you have to shell out to see Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic Tour in Manila

Here’s how much you have to shell out to see Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic Tour in Manila

We’re sure by now you’re aware of the all-around-entertainer existence of one Bruno Mars a.k.a. the musical gift that keeps on giving. And we’re pretty sure you...


 

Coconuts Manila Music

So many songs, so many artists, so many gigs — Manila has a rich music scene, and we’re here to make sure you’re always updated. Coconuts Manila’s music section is for music makers and music lovers.  We write about artists who have "made it." But we write about viral sensations whose claim to fame is a karaoke machine in the middle of a crowded mall, too. Our writers will also give you a heads up when there’s a band coming over and tickets are expected to sell like hot pan de sal. When we hear about a super cool gig, you’ll find out about it here.