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(Clockwise): Awit Awards sleek stage setup, Cinderella member Sunny Ilacad accepts the Dangal ng Parangal award with PARI Board members Atty Marivic Benedicto of Star Music Johnny K Sy of House Of Praise and Punch Liwanag of Vicor Music, Acapellago best vocal arrangement, Darren Espanto singing Dying inside, Aubrey Caraan with the best new female artist plum, IV of Spades, Leanne and Naara accepts the best pop recording plum and Shanti Dope (

Study in sleek

Times have changed and with it, how awards ceremonies are held in the Philippines. Recently, the reinvigorated Awit Awards showed how it should be done…

(Clokwise): Banda ni Kleggy, Autotelic, Katrina Velarde, Sam Concepcion, Jake Zyrus, Shanti Dope and Abra (

Unity in diversity

Unlike on TV variety shows when artists would sing just one or two lines of a song in production numbers, the ambitious “Pinoy Playlist” music…

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Gloc-9 weighs in on rap songs with explicit lyrics

Seasoned rapper and songwriter Gloc-9 remembers the time he was a “purist” artist, meaning one who adheres strictly, if not excessively, to tradition. He told…

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Inside the world of Shanti Dope

The guiding principle of 17-year-old rapper and songwriter Shanti Dope when it comes to his career is the stuff New Age mantras are built on:…

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At 71, Lourdes “Lou” Duque Baron collaborates with rap artists Loonie, Aklas and Shanti Dope and they kill it. “Mindset: War On Poverty” is the…