“One Music X” marks the spot as the next biggest music festival to watch in the Middle East

One Music X goes down history as the biggest Filipino experience in the Middle East to date

Filipino pride. A fusion of multi-cultural experiences.  A crowd of thousands with life-changing moments to share.

If the mall tour at Al Ghurair were any indication,One Music X was set to make history.

“One Music X”, a collaboration amongst ABS-CBN TFC, Star Music, Myx, MOR For Life and One Music PH, promised to be the next biggest festival to watch in the Middle East and based on the promo tour at Al Ghurair mall and Tag 91.9 the day prior and the reactions from the actual crowd that day at Dubai Media City (DMC) Amphitheater, the event truly delivered.

One Music X gathered some of the best artists the Philippines has ever produced

On November 3, the iconic DMC Amphitheater lit up as over 5,000 Filipinos, including other nationalities, made history as together, they witnessed one of the most memorable experiences of their lives – a day of performances from the best artists the Philippines has ever produced together with Dubai-based international acts; a rare opportunity to reconnect with friends and even family; and most of all, a momentous time to be proud of Filipino heritage and culture in a global platform.

A Dubai resident could describe One Music X in one word – amazing.

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In an interview with TFC exclusive “Balitang Global”, a Dubai-based Filipina summarized the experience in one word: “Amazing. I swear it was amazing.  Making history in Dubai – ‘One Music X’.  Every artist was a winner”.

Moophs seemed to set his audience in a trance as he made his moves on the turntable and guitar

Truth be told, “One Music X” gathered the best Filipino artists of their generation in one night and from start to end, the audience was hooked.   “One Music X” successfully revved up the audience when The Next Big Thing in Homeland EDM, Moophs opened the concert segment of the newest music festival in the region. The ladies in the house swooned over Moophs, and even labelled him “Hunk DJ” as he set everyone in a trance with his performance and charm.

IG user @monedojomie admitted crushing on Moophs and his brand of music

IG user @monedojomie admitted: “Crushing on DJ @moophs and his music #1MusicXDubai2017

Xela, also a theater performer in the Philippines, brings her multitude of talents to the table

The EDM vibe accelerated further as EDM artist and theater actress Xela joined him on stage.

Inig Pascual proved that he has made a name in his own right, impressing the crowd at One Music X

From EDM to mainstream, “One Music X” continued the music festival vibe with Teen Heartthrob Inigo Pascual. Pascual excited the younger audiences, eager to hear fan-favorite and Billboard PH’s first single to make it to its top 100 list, “Dahil Sa Iyo (Because of You)”.

Twitter User MsKayFlores has only one thing to say about One Music X – solid

Pascual’s fan @MsKarenFlores described the experience on Twitter: “#1MusicX in Dubai was solid”.

 

Pop Rock band Silent Sanctuary certainly made some noise in their first music performance outside the Philippines

Meantime, Pop-Rock band Silent Sanctuary was equally thrilled as their fans were as it was their first international performance to date. The band, known for bringing together classic and rock music, or rockestral, performed their most popular hits such asSa ‘Yo Lamang (Only Yours)” among other musical feels where a lot could relate with.

IG user @settebulos proudly admits she may be off key but she sang along Silent Sanctuary’s musical feels

Out of tune but in synch with the music festival vibe, some festival goers boldly sang to each line.  IG user @settebulos said: “I was out of tune and even didn’t know the lyrics. However, I couldn’t help myself singing with the band.  You are different @silentsanctuaryonline.  You brought Philippines to Dubai through your music”.

The pop-rock band, through their FB acct @silentsanctuaryonline expressed their excitement for their first internationall gig

Silent Sanctuary, known to be close to their fans, proudly retorted via their Facebook account: “We’re still on a #1MusicXDubai2017 high!

 

KZ’s reputation as one of the most passionate and talented performers in the PH precedes her


Soul Supreme KZ, long known for her passion-filled performances, continued to amaze the audience this time in Dubai, at how great of a performer she was on stage, drowning in the words and melody of her music that included “Litong-lito (Confused)”.

Social media user @ailensagal l via IG user hamod_bn_hasan account attested to the original “X Factor Philippines’” musical genius: She is amazing…and so much talent of that girl (sic). KZ makes us crazy”.

Yeng Constantino’s popularity is undeniable as the crowd sang to her every song

Bringing to the “One Music X” stage her music history of top-raters, Yeng Constantino brought the house down while festival-goers sang to her every song such as “Ikaw (You)”.

Rico Blanco is dubbed Concert Master and for a reason – he owns the stage in every performance

Finally, closing the performances that night was the much-awaited set of rock icon Rico Blanco.  The Super Composer, Concert Master and Bestfriend Korics seemed to have captured his audience and brought them to his own world as he performed all-time greatest hits and solo performances such as “Your Universe” and “Videoke Queen”.

IG user @@Jerahmicz is all praises for rock idol Rico Blanco

IG user @Jerahmicz shared his video and thoughts on the man dubbed as the Rock Icon of his Generation: “He is truly a legend. Last artist to perform last night. Last performance is the best even though it was past 12 midnight.  Worth it”.

One Music X is a fusion of the Philippines’ best and Dubai’s top indie acts such as Josh Cartney

True to its promise of becoming a fusion festival of sorts, “One Music X” also brought together Dubai-based local acts such as Club 7 and top Dubai-based indie acts such as Australian R&B singer Josh McCartney and Seychellean reggae artist Emmanuel Marie who matched the Pinoy vibe with their international sound.

Emmanuel Marie, a Dubai-based Seychellean reggae performer is part of the international ensemble of One Music X

IG user @uhhheckxis shared her pride in seeing both local and international acts in a venue where only the biggest brands in the music industry perform: “Superb audio and visual effects”.

IG user @uhhheckxis was amazed at the audio and visual effects for the 1st Fil music festival outside the Phils

Completing the “One Music X” artist line-up was Myx VJs premier host Robi Domingo who was a crowd hit; homegrown favorite VJ Ai dela Cruz and MOR For Life’s DJ Chacha.  Capping the “One Music X” was a community singing of #JustLove, ABS-CBN’s theme for the holidays.

Robi Domingo and Ai dela Cruz represent Myx at the newest music festival in the Middle East

At the event itself, love indeed crossed over as even Yeng Constantino’s Fans Club Dubai and Oman chapter expressed their admiration for the other artists shouting out: “We love you Yeng. We love you VJ Ai and DJ Chacha”!

IG user @kvnsanjuan, admitted that aside from the music, he came for the gastronomic feast

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Outside the music festival, “One Music X” was a multicultural experience as well, bringing together iconic Filipino crazes such as the classic Pinoy videoke; to activities that appealed across races and ages: food trucks with international arrays of gastronomic delights; VIP and acoustic lounges; holistic workouts and more “YOLO (You Only Live Once) or ‘Instagrammable’ moments.  A group of young Filipinos could hardly contain their excitement: “It is so happy here.  It’s so lit! We almost lost our voices (screaming)”.

IG user @ErikaJoyce.r.n. considered One Music X as one off her bucketlist

It may have been a first for some festival-goers such as FB user @BeaPerez who shared: “My first ever concert experience here in Dubai” but for IG user @ErikaJoyce.r.n. it was already something off her bucket list: “T’was a lovely experience”!

More feedback came in during the day and let “One Music X” trend at no. 4 in the Philippines.

FB Hanna Micaela Baula says that’s been days over but she has not completely moved on from One MusicX

To this day, because of the highlights, some festival-goers still cannot move on.  Facebook (FB) user Hanna Micaela Baula mused: “It’s been a week now…still can’t get over the concert”.

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All factors considered “One Music X” was a successful festival.  But beyond the numbers in multitude, “One Music X” succeeded in bringing that piece of the homeland especially for Filipinos in their lonesome in Dubai.

IG user @@fierce_smize_rain ‘s comment on her account gave the One Music X team the goosebumps

IG user @fierce_smize_rain shared: “One of the best way to escape in sadness!  Blessed to be part of the #1MusicX2017 Thank you so much”.

Online netizens were also one with the whole experience as they enjoyed it via streaming.

One Music X makes its mark in the Philippine music industry as the biggest music festival outside the Philippine

Much as the audience was exhilarated to be part of the music festival, the ABS-CBN executives were humbled at how the first “One Music X” made such huge impact for the Filipinos in UAE.

Roxy Liquigan, Head of ABS-CBN Star Music Group added: “One Music X seemed daunting at first given that it was the first initiative that required bringing together six huge groups: TFC, Star Records, Myx, MOR 101.9 and One Music PH. Based on actual feedback, we realize that One Music X hit the spot.  Our deepest gratitude go out to the ABS-CBN executives for trusting us and our Kapamilyas for supporting us”.

ABS-CBN Global Managing Director for North America Olivia de Jesus, who personally witnessed how “One Music X” made history, also shared her pride at the teamwork displayed by the various entities. De Jesus revealed: “I am amazed at the creativity, talent, and gigantic effort that went into the making of the first Filipino music festival in Dubai.”

De Jesus added: “The challenge was more pronounced because Dubai has a very dynamic market.  From a destination of choice for skilled Filipino workers, the country has evolved into a vibrant market with more young Filipinos coming to the fore. I am especially proud that TFC, together with Star Records, Myx, MOR 101.9, and One Music PH, has been able to evolve with the market, creating ‘One Music X’ – an event that speaks and resonates with them”.

Truly, “One Music X” turned out to be not just an experience but a legacy of sorts, promising to bring the same kind of experience elsewhere in the Middle East and perhaps, the rest of the world.   IG user @gemycamanuzon shared her thoughts on what could be a portent of things to come: “Grateful for the time spent with them (new friends).  The concert wouldn’t be so much fun without all of you! See you in the next one!

One Music X was also made possible by OSN, Philippine Airlines, Wall Street and Shobra.
Filipinos outside the Philippines can experience “One Music X” all over again via TFC online (TFC.tv) and internet protocol (IPTV) starting November 17. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and visit facebook.com/TFCMiddleEast or emea.kapamilya.com. Follow KapamilyaGlobalPR and KapamilyaTFC on FB, Twitter and IG. (Photos courtesy of O.Cablao)

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“One Music X” lumikha ng kasaysayan bilang pinakamalaking Filipino experience sa labas bansa
Pinakamalikhaing artists mula sa Pilipinas na sina Yeng, KZ, Inigo, Silent Sanctuary at Rico, kabilang ang international acts, nakibahagi sa mga kabayan sa Dubai sa isang gabi ng musika, kultura at samahan ng Filipino

Pagbukas pa lang ng ilaw at pagumpisa pa lang ng set ng The Next Big Thing in Homeland EDM na si Moophs, nakakabinging hiyawan at palakpakan ang sumalubong sa opening ng “One Music X”, sa pamosong Dubai Media City Amphitheater noong
November 3.

Sa salaysay ng isang Pinay na matagal nang naninirahan sa Dubai: “Amazing. (I) promise. Making the history in Dubai – One Music X. Lahat sila panalo”.

Tinaguriang “The Newest Music Festival to Watch in the Middle East”, pinatunayan ng collaborative event ng TFC, Star Records, MOR 101.9, Myx at One Music PH na lahat ng inaaabangan sa isang music festival at higit pa, ay nasa “One Music X”.


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Tinagurian din bilang “the biggest Filipino experience sa Middle East”, nagtipon-tipon ang mga kabayan pati na ang iba pang nationalities.  Tinatayang nasa limang libo ang pumuno sa Dubai Media Amphitheater (DMC) na kilala bilang venue ng pinakanaglalakihang concert acts sa Dubai.

Inasahang pupuntahan ng mga kabataang Pilipino, sorpresang nagsama-sama ang miyembro ng mga pamilyang Pilipinong doon na naninirahan para ma-experience ang mga activities na nakalaan.  Sa katunayan, pati mga ilang noon lang nagkakilala ay naging bagong magkakaibigan.

Ayon kay social media user, @gemycamanuzon, “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.  Grateful for the time spent with them.  Thank you.  The concert wouldn’t be so much fun without all of you!    See you in the next one”!

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Para sa mga kabataang Pinoy hanggang sa mga music-lovers, mga pamilya at magbabarkada, tunay na kaabang-abang ang experience na dala ng event dahil pinagsama-sama nito ang pinakamahusay na Filipino artists kabilang ang top indie acts sa Dubai.

Una nga sa mga nagtanghal si Moophs na tinaguriang “Heartthrob DJ” ng crowd.
Pag-aamin ni Instagram (IG) user @monedojomie: “Crushing on DJ @moophs and his music”!

Matapos ang opening number ni Moophs sumunod namang nagpaindak sa crowd ang EDM artist na si Xela na isa ring kilalang theater performer sa Pilipinas.

Ang entrada ng mga pinakamahusay na singers naman ng Pilipinas ay pinangunahan naman ng Rock Superstar na si Yeng Constantino na hindi matatawaran ang kasikatan.   Sa bawat awitin niya tulad ng “Hawak Kamay” at “Ikaw” ay nakisabay ang mixed crowd.

Inabangan ng marami ang paglabas naman ni Inigo Pascual na pinatunayang isa siyang artist of his own right.  Sa katunayan, nang inawit niya ang “Dahil Sa Iyo”, ang kauna-unahang OPM na tumuntong sa Billboard PH Top 100, tilian ang mga kababaihan sa crowd, kabilang ang MARNIGO fans club nila ng ka-love team na si Maris Racal.

Maikli ngunit malaman ang naibahagi ni Twitter user @KarenFlores: “(Ang) solid ng 1MusicX sa Dubai”.

Sa kanilang kauna-unahang international performance naman, ipinakita ng Silent Sanctuary na henyo talaga ang four-piece band. Emotional high ang ibinahagi nila sa hugot songs tulad ng “Sa Iyo Lamang” at “Pasensiya Ka Na”.  May boses man o wala, hindi mapigilan ng crowd na makikanta sa tinaguriang rockestral band.

Ani IG user @settebulos: “Sintunado na mali pa lyrics ko.  Pero wala eh. Napapakanta pa rin ako.  Iba talaga kayo @silentsanctuaryonline.  You brought Philippines to Dubai through your music”.

Kilala sa Pilipinas bilang intense performer, patuloy pa ring napapahanga ni Soul Supreme KZ ang malawak na range ng audiences.  Sa kaniyang pagawit ng hit na “Mahal Mo, Mahal Ako” at iba pang soulful hits, hindi matinag ang audience sa kanilang pakikinig.

Ayon kay IG user @ailensagal sa pamamagitan ng IG account ni hamod_bn_hasan: She is amazing…and so much talent of that girl (sic). KZ makes us crazy”.

At sa pagtatapos ng music festival, lumabas naman ang pinakahinihintay ng lahat – ang rare music appearance ng Concert Master, Super Composer at tinaguriang Bestfriend Korics na si Rico Blanco.  Kabilang sa kaniyang mga solo hits tulad ng “Your Universe” at “Antukin”, pati na ang kaniyang classics.

Ani IG user @Jerahmicz “He’s truly a legend. Last artist to perform last night. Last performance is the best even though past 12 midnight na.  Worth it”.

Kasama rin ng the Philippines’ best and top local acts tulad ng Australian R & B singer na si Josh MCCartney at Seychellean reggae act na si Emmanuel Marie at Dubai-based Pinoy band na Club 7.

Proud ang mga kabayan dahil nagkasama-sama ang Philippines at top Dubai-based indie acts sa isang venue kung saan ang mga naglalakihang mga pangalan sa industriya lamang ang nagtatanghal.  Ani @uhhheckxis “Superb audio and visual effects”.

Kumumpleto naman sa line up ang Myx VJs na sina award-winning host Robi Domingo na talaga namang hit sa crowd at homegrown favorite Ai dela Cruz kasama si MOR 101.9 DJ Chacha na nakatanggap din ng paghanga mismo sa mga Dubai at Oman chapter ng fans club ni Yeng Constantino. Sabay nilang sinigaw ang: “We love you Yeng.  We love you VJ Ai and DJ Chacha”.

Bilang huling performance, inawit ang trending na #JustLove Christmas station ID ng ABS-CBN.

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Mula musika, hatid din ng “One Music X” ang fusion of cultures sa mga activities na inalaan: Pinoy videoke; food trucks na may international menu; VIP at acoustic lounges; holistic workouts at iba pang “YOLO (You Only Live Once) o ‘Instagrammable’ moments na bansag ng mga nakababata sa mga imaheng karapat-dapat lamang na i-post sa social media.

Ani ng isang grupo ng kabataan: “Napakasaya po rito. Sobrang lit! Sobrang saya! Halos maubusan po kami ng boses”.

Higit pa sa Instragrammable moment ito para kay IG user @ErikaJoyce.r.n.: “T’was a lovely experience. One off my bucket list”! at kauna-unahang music experience naman ito para kay FB user @BeaPerez: “My first ever concert experience here in Dubai!”

Isang linggo na ang nakakaraan, hindi pa rin maka-move on ang FB user na si @HannaMicaelaBaula. Aniya: “Its been a week now…still can’t get over the concert.  #OneMusicXDubai”

Samantala, nakiisa rin ang online netizens mula sa ibang parte ng mundo dahil sa livestreaming ng “One Music X” sa labas ng Middle East at Pilipinas.

Hindi lamang ang festival-goers at Filipino community ang lubos na natuwa kung hindi pati ang pamunuan ng ABS-CBN Global Ltd.

Pagbabahagi ni Roxy Liquigan, Head of ABS-CBN Star Music Group: “It seemed daunting at first given that it was the first initiative that required bringing together six huge groups: TFC, Star Records, Myx, MOR 101.9 and One Music PH. Based on actual feedback, we realize that we hit the spot.  Our deepest gratitude go out to the ABS-CBN executives for trusting us and our Kapamilyas for supporting us”.

Ayon naman kay ABS-CBN Global Managing Director for North America, Olivia de Jesus na naroon mismo nang lumikha ng kasaysayan ang One Music X, ikinatuwa at ipinagmamalaki niya ang pagsasanib-puwersa ng iba’t-ibang grupo ng ABS-CBN.

Ani de Jesus: “I am amazed at the creativity, talent and gigantic effort that went into the making of the first Filipino music festival in Dubai.”

Dagdag ni de Jesus: “The challenge was more pronounced because Dubai has a very dynamic market.  From a destination of choice for skilled Filipino workers, the country has evolved into a vibrant market with more young Filipinos coming to the fore. I am especially proud that TFC, together with Star Records, Myx, MOR 101.9, and One Music PH, has been able to evolve with the market, creating ‘One Music X’ – an event that speaks and resonates with them”.

Sa huli, ang “One Music X” ay hindi lamang lumikha ng kasaysayan kung hindi naging isang hudyat ng isang magandang kinabukasan para sa Philippine music industry sa international scene.

Ang “One Music X” ay hatid din ng partners nito kabilang ang OSN, Philippine Airlines, Wall Street and Shobra.

Abangan ang susunod na “One Music X”. Ugaliing bisitahin ang facebook.com/TFCMiddleEast or emea.kapamilya.com.  Maaaring panoorin ng mga Pilipino sa labas ng bansa ang “One Music X” sa labas ng Pilipinas via TFC Online (TFC.tv) at Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).

Maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas at i-follow ang KapamilyaGlobalPR and KapamilyaTFC on FB, Twitter and IG.

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Marianne de Vera
ABS-CBN Global Corporate Affairs and PR
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