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.

Fringe MNL now on its 5th year

Now on it's fifth year, Fringe promises to deliver what they have always visualized to achieve- a festivity that allows different forms of art and Theater to floruing.It started it's humble beginnings in 2015 by Festival Director Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan as he previously worked for Fringe NYC and other productions in New York.Fringe aims to have local acts and artisits to showcase their skills in different mediums of Arts and Theater and as Andrei puts it, it is an avenue for the creative process to flow and foster growth amongst the community.

These includes one act- plays, paintings and exhibits, dance and song performances and other forms of visual art that allows artists to showcase their talents and abilities.
Some performances would include Teresa Hererra's portrayal on a piece entitled Every Brilliant Thing that aims to give awarenesss about Mental Health issues in cooperation with the Sandbox Collective.Another one is Brian Moreno's interpratation of his alter ego as Lucinda Sky (Lucinda's Big Opening) at the PARC Foundation.
Theater-actress and dancer RaflesiaChiarra Bravo performs K’RAZE (Yuchengco Museum) a new work discovering the K[orean]-Pop phenomenon within Filipinos. Through the medium of dance, Raflesia will not only embody this current craze, she will also try to break the aesthetic standards of the phenomenon to see if it will still capture the hearts of Filipinos. 

Burlesque PH’s hit cabaret Bodabilat Pineapple Labexplores the localization of vaudeville in the Philippines and feature acts that highlight the heart of Filipino culture infused with the spirit of vaudeville (with a sexy burlesque twist, of course!). Experience a variety show like no other. Bodabil is a night that’s sure to entertain, delight, and inspire. Gayborhood goes to Quezon City at The Addlib Dance Studio featuring LGBTQIA artists battling it out in movement, style, and A. .I.T.U.D.E.
All these and more awaits theater and Arts fans in the Philippines. The festivity will run from the 7th of February up until the 8th of March 2019.

Jodinand Aguillon, the festival’s Creative Producer and Fringe artist himself reiterates, “Fringe is a powerful platform for artists to tell their narratives on their own terms. As an uncensored, unrestricted, and open-access festival, it leaves plenty of room for surprises. That is the magic unique to Fringe Manila.” The 2019 Fringe Festivalis made possible through the support of our festival partners: MyTown, Don Papa Rum, The Sandbox Collective, Glorious Dias, DTI-Design Center of the Philippines, Design Week 2019, CINKO PH, Bambike, and Barangay Poblacion, Makati City.

Tickets will be made available at TicketWorld 891-9999 or at www.ticketworld.com.ph for some performances. For more details and updates, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/FringeMNL or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @fringemnl or visit www.fringemanila.com 

Text and Photos by Antz Cabrera. 

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