Sezairi dominates streaming charts in Asia with global hit “It’s You”

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After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “ It’s You .” A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones . “I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.” The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No.

A Game Of Trolls: A Satirical Musical About Martial Law

Makibaka, Huwag Matakot!

Forty-five years after its declaration, several theater productions has been staged about Martial Law, the dark age in Philippine History. With the support from the National Historical Commission Of The Philippines (NHCP), Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani Foundation and DAKILA: Philippine Collective For Modern Heroism, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) with its mission to use the arts to reflect peoples' stories and to examine our history through artistic and cultural means is staging " A Game Of Trolls. " A repeat performance of #aGOT is playing at the PETA Theater Center the whole month of September, the same month when the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire Philippines under Martial Law. 

This musical featuring the concepts of modern day technology and social media is dedicated to the millenials to #NeverForget and # NeverAgain to Martial Law. Written by Liza Magtoto and directed by PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda, it revolves on the story of Hector, a troll working in a troll center managed by Bimbam. He was later haunted by the visiting ghosts (Martial Law victims) in his clouds and his relationship to Tere, a former Martial Law Activist who taught him to reflect on his beliefs.

Myke Salomon and TJ Valderma playing alternately as Hector. Upeng Galang -Fernandez and Gail Guanlao - Billones as Tere. Vince Lim as Binbam. Gold Villar - Lim as Cons. Lemuel Silvestre and Joseph Madriaga as Makisig. Kiki Baento as Jude. Gilbert Onida as Bobby dela Paz. John Moran and Juan Miguel Severo as Eman Lacaba. Norbs Portales as Ed Jopson. Roi Calilong and Jasper Jimenez as Macli-ing Dulag. Ada Tayao as Sister Mariani. The ensemble, Lea Espallardo, Icee Po, Nieves Reyes, Dan Cabrera, Jason Barcial and Justin Castillo.
Experience heroism and history as #aGOT runs from 1st to 30st of September 2017 at the PETA Theater Center situated at #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. Ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at 891-9999. Log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph or www.petatheater.com for show buyer information.

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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