In community partnership with Silk Road Productions and The House of the Philippines, join the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 5pm in celebrating Filipino Heritage Celebration at Petco Park with live performances hosted by MYX on the Sycuan Stage.
Samahan – Filipino Folk Dance & Music Repertoire
The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc. was organized in 1974 by the late Dr. Lolita Diñoso Carter with the purpose of helping the Filipino American youth acquire pride in their cultural heritage, by providing them opportunity to participate and experience Philippine dance and music as a social, recreational activity, and as a professional performance venue.
Becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit organization immediately after its founding, SAMAHAN has endeavored for more than four decades to fulfill this primary purpose of advancing the Filipinos’ beautiful culture, reaching out to a large number of youth and to the San Diego community. SAMAHAN has continued to sustain a milieu for the San Diego community to appreciate the Filipinos’ cultural arts through dance, music and living traditions, all to enrich cultural diversity.
Roann – San Diego’s R&B Soulstress
Roann Mesina is a San Diego-based artist beaming with passion and charisma. As a proud member of both the LGBTQ and Filipinx communities, Roann continues to develop her skillset as a talented singer-songwriter, actress, and event producer (Synergy.SD). She has shared the stage with the likes of Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Mya, topped off with a headlining performance at San Diego Filipino Cinema’s Magic Hour with Ruby Ibarra in August 2019.
Her blossoming acting career has earned her lead roles in local short film “Breathe, Slow Steady Squeeze” and the official music video for “Dangerous” by ROYALJAG. Roann is also the creator and founder of the monthly event called SYNERGY.SD, manifesting into a showcase, movement, and overall safe space focused on highlighting local talent, artists, and entrepreneurs.
As she continues to expand her creative avenues and endeavors, Roann is dedicated to developing creative communities for minority youth throughout San Diego and beyond. “I want people to understand that they are the driving force behind my passion. If what I’m doing isn’t for the people, by the people, then there’s no purpose in who I am.”
Jay R – The Philippines King of R&B
Jay R was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, and grew up in a musically inclined household, which led him to pursue music at an early age—singing with a prominent Top 40’s band called The Howlers across LA in the late 90s, and then eventually joining a boy band called First Impression soon after. He began producing original music for local artists in LA as a teenager, which led to him completing his own full length album and pursuing his solo career. He caught the attention of industry executives from the Philippines, and was offered a recording contract with Universal Records Philippines, and a network contract with one of the country’s leading TV stations, GMA 7 Network.
Upon moving to the Philippines, Jay R released his debut album called Gameface, which garnered numerous accolades, with the record hitting double platinum, winning multiple awards, establishing a timeless hit song entitled, “Bakit Pa Ba” among other hits (“Design For Love”, “Kung Mahal Ko Siya”), which solidified his place in the OPM industry, which then earned him the title of the “Philippines’ King of R&B”. He has since embarked on multiple tours across the globe, performing for Filipino audiences internationally.
His quick rise to fame led him to become a well sought after endorser and brand ambassador for multi-national brands such as Colgate, Sun Cellular, Tropicana, Bench, Techno Marine, Unisilver, Kaspersky, and 2Go, among others. His image graced multiple billboards across the metro, TV commercials on both leading networks in the Philippines, and print ads across the country.
Today, Jay R continues to produce, write, release and perform his original music and can often be seen performing on TV shows (ASAP, Your Face Sounds Familiar, TWBA, We Love OPM, MYX, etc.) on the Philippines’ leading TV network, ABS-CBN. He continues to help elevate the Philippine music industry through his own independent record label, Homeworkz Entertainment Services, where he produces, distributes and promotes original music from his own roster of uniquely talented Filipino artists. He has also dabbled in film scoring and producing soundtracks for international film projects such as 2019’s action film, General Commander starring Steven Seagal, and a self-produced full length film coming in 2020, entitled Songs For Selena.
Tickets for the exclusive hat promotion are currently sold out but you can still purchase tickets to watch the game and the pre-game show. Please visit the San Diego Padres’ website to buy tickets here
The “Back To Our Roots” themed LA County Fair brought NEXTFEST – a multi-stage indie music festival inside the fair – featuring the next in emerging talent. NextFest emerging talent performances took place from all sound arenas every weekend of May, Fridays-Sundays during the Fair across 4 stages. Fair goers saw NextFest LA on The Lagoon Stage, The Farm Stage, The Plaza Stage and The Community Stage. Performers includes Mayer Hawthorne, The Boompap Kids & many more. For more info and to see the previous line up – visit nextfestla.com.
On Saturday May 7, 2022, MYX partnered with the NEXTFEST to curate an eclectic group of established & emerging talented artists of Filipino American heritage to perform at the NEXFEST MYXtape including AJ Rafael, Nieman, Larren Wong & Nievera alongside DJ sets by DJ KZA & Nico Blitz.
Watch LARRENWONG’s full performance below. The performance was shot by Brian Gomez & Riley Lattanza, edited by Brian Gomez.
LARRENWONG is a self-taught vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter from Union City, CA. The child of a Filipino immigrant mother and African-American father, Larren has a diverse, rich ethnic history. His grandfather, a big band jazz leader and flautist in the New York Philharmonic was an early musical role model for Larren, despite being hard to impress. He recently performed at the SOL BLUME R&B Music Festival and opened up for BLXST sold-out tour dates in the Bay Area. Kehlani recently mentioned him as an artist to watch during her Sway’s Universe interview on Sirius XM.
Watch LARRENWONG’s MYX Featured Artist Spotlight below:
The “Back To Our Roots” themed LA County Fair brought NEXTFEST – a multi-stage indie music festival inside the fair – featuring the next in emerging talent. NextFest emerging talent performances took place from all sound arenas every weekend of May, Fridays-Sundays during the Fair across 4 stages. Fair goers saw NextFest LA on The Lagoon Stage, The Farm Stage, The Plaza Stage and The Community Stage. Performers included Mayer Hawthorne, The Boompap Kids & many more. For more info and to see the previous line up – visit nextfestla.com.
On Saturday May 7, 2022, MYX partnered with the NEXTFEST to curate an eclectic group of established & emerging talented artists of Filipino American heritage to perform at the NEXFEST MYXtape including AJ Rafael, Nieman, Larren Wong & Nievera alongside DJ sets by DJ KZA & Nico Blitz. The event was co-hosted by Nico Blitz and Jackie Ramirez of the popular MEXIPINO podcast. Watch more NEXTFEST MYXtape performances coming soon to: www.myx.global/nextfestmyxtape. The performances were shot by Brian Gomez and Riley Lattanza, edited by Brian Gomez.
Watch MYX APAHM Featured Artist Nieman “Living for the Music” interview here, presented by McDonald’s & watch Nieman perform “First Impressions,” a song he wrote for Inigo Pascual below.
NIEMAN is an R&B/Pop singer/songwriter based out of Los Angeles County. With millions of streams on Spotify, Nieman’s music captures his unique blend of classic RnB storytelling with an Alt-Pop sound. His single “Why Do I Still?,” from his second E.P. , “Palette,” was featured on the top 10 on Spotify U.S. Viral 50 Charts, making an appearance on Billboard.com.
Watch Nieman’s full NEXTFEST MYXtape performance below:
MYX celebrated Filipino American History Month at the largest US night market and open-air night bazaar of Asia with good food, unique vendors & great music with LIVE performances by AJ Rafael, Albert Posis, DJ Seduza & Nico Blitz. 626 Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people come together to eat, drink, socialize, and be entertained. Established in 2012, the large-scale market is named after the 626 area code region of San Gabriel Valley, northeast of Los Angeles. The iconic Californian festival featured 250+ food, merchandise, crafts, artists, games, live concerts, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages with up to 100,000 attendees per 3-day weekend. Among the 626 Night Market OC vendors were several that were Filipino owned like the OG White Rabbit food truck & Ubenabon.
To stay up to date on future MYXtape concerts in your area, visit: www.myx.global/myxtape.
AJ Rafael and Nico Blitz closed out the fun weekend, watch the highlights below:
ABOUT AJ RAFAEL:
Arthur Joseph Rafael, known professionally as AJ Rafael, is a Filipino-American singer-songwriter, YouTuber, and TikToker. Born in Moreno Valley, California, he graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2010.
ABOUT NICO BLITZ:
Nico Blitz is a sought after DJ, host, & events producer. He is a radio producer, formerly for the nationally syndicated radio show Radio Bassment and Bootleg Kev & DJ Hed on Real 92.3 LA. Nico is the Co-Founder of the SARI NOT SARI campaign, helping raised money for victims of the recent typhoons in the Philippines. Nico is also the founder of the “Yee The Party” series, he hosts “The Lunch Table” airing weekly on YouTube & MYX, interviewing artists like Rich Brian, MBNel, Phil Tayag (Swagpitt), SoSuperSam, P-Lo & more.
Albert Posis & DJ Seduza LIVE at 626 MYXtape Presented by MYX at Orange County Fairgrounds on Day 1, watch the highlight video here:
ABOUT ALBERT POSIS:
Albert Posis is a Filipino-American singer, songwriter, and musician from San Diego, California. With millions of views on his YouTube Channel, Albert has been able to harness the platform to launch his musical career. In 2012, Albert released, “Higher,” a ten song project co-produced by Jesse Barrera. Returning from a few years hiatus, Albert teamed up with Maskerade and reemerged with four original songs, including “When We Were Us” featuring Mark Mejia. Reuniting in 2018, Albert Posis and Jesse Barrera have ushered in a new collaborative chapter on Albert’s singles “Ricochet,” “Stoplight,” “Everlasting,” “Truth,” and now “Enough.” Albert’s breadth of knowledge on music as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist has shaped his approach and ability to create songs that can captivate all types of listeners by crossing genres through his classically modern twist.
ABOUT DJ SEDUZA:
DJ Seduza is a MYX All Star DJ from Southern California native whose staple cat ears and playful aura are sure to satisfy your listening pleasure from Hip Hop and R&B to a wide range of EDM, Future Bass, Trap, Jersey Club, and House music. Her credits include opening up for names like Laidback Luke, YG, Kim Lee, Valentino Khan, and 4B and performances at the hottest clubs in LA/OC, including starting her own event Isoulation. Catch her vibe as she continues to spread the feel-good vibes to all who encounter her.
Celebrate Filipino American History Month at the largest US night market and open-air night bazaar of Asia with good food, unique vendors & great music. 626 Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people come together to eat, drink, socialize, and be entertained. Established in 2012, the large-scale market is named after the 626 area code region of San Gabriel Valley, northeast of Los Angeles. The iconic Californian festival features 250+ food, merchandise, crafts, artists, games, live concerts, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages with up to 100,000 attendees per 3-day weekend. Among the vendors you’ll find several that are Filipino owned like the OG White Rabbit food truck & Ubenabon, see a full list of vendors here. Get your tickets NOW before they sell out here on 626nightmarket.com.
Filipino Fusion Food with a mix of your go to dishes burritos, tacos, quesadilla and rice bowl paired up with your favorite childhood food chicken adobo, beefsteak, pork sisig & pork tocino.
Unique & innovative fusion Cinnamon rolls. Specializing in Ube and Pandan upholding the importance of taste, intricacy and traditional flavors.
You’ll see the eateries on a new episode of our MYX original series, MYX Eats: Merienda (626 Night Market Special). See the premiere episode featuring @BeFatBeHappy below at Cafe 86 aka “Ube heaven.”
On the main stage at 7P on each weekend night, you’ll be treated with a LIVE performance by Albert Posis with opening DJ Seduza on 10/23 and AJ Rafael with opening DJ Nico Blitz (MYX host of The Lunch Table).
The 626 Night Market chose “Coming Home” as the theme for 2021 because “home” is a place of familiarity and nostalgia where you see all your friends and family again after a long time like a family reunion. They all severely missed their thousands of attendees, vendors, artists, performers and staff last year when Covid put a pause on 2020. If this is your first time attending one of our events, then we hope that 626 Night Market will become your home too.
The flagship event is held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Two additional events were added to meet popular demand: OC Night Market at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa in 2014 and NorCal Night Market at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton in 2018. In early 2020, all events were renamed to 626 Night Market, with OC Night Market now referred to as 626 Night Market – OC and NorCal Night Market as 626 Night Market – Bay Area.
626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local talent including performers, chefs, and entrepreneurs. Join us at the 626 Night Market Orange County for a memorable experience.
Not in LA? You’ll catch the performances and highlights of the event on our MYX original series, MYXtape soon!
Island-Soul group CRSB (Chris Ramos & Sonny B.), “a hella dope band from the Bay,” will be performing a special LIVE show for fans in Las Vegas, Nevada at the legendary monthly event called Tuesday Blend at their new venue, StarBase. MYX is back with another great LIVE concert for you that will be taped to air on our MYX cable TV network this August!
If you are 21+ with a valid ID, you can RSVP for FREE entry. One RSVP per guest. If you are 18+ you can purchase tickets for $10 here.
Check out CRSB at their recent SOLD-OUT show in the Bay Area a few weeks ago:
CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. Consisting of members Chris Ramos and Sonny B., CRSB combines honest and memorable songwriting with a heart right out of the islands.
According to Traktivist:
Role: Singer / Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Musician
Instrument: Voice, Ukulele
Role: Singer / Vocalist, Songwriter, Musician
Instrument: Voice, Ukulele
Here’s a sneak peek from CEDRICE’s myxTAPE Live Concert. During the encore portion of the show, CEDRICE surprised all our myxers with a mash up of Ella Mai’s Boo’d Up and Sade’s Sweetest Taboo. It’s definitely a vibe! Stay tuned the full show is coming!
Albert Posis is a Filipino-American R&B singer, songwriter, and musician from San Diego, California. With millions of views on his YouTube Channel, Albert has been able to harness the platform to launch his musical career. Watch his intimate live performance on myxTAPE Live Concert featuring his songs “Everlasting”, “Comeback” and more.
Singer / Songwriter Jeremy Passion dedicates his song “32” to his mother and all the mothers for Mother’s Day myxTAPE special.
Singer / Songwriter Gabe Bondoc dedicates his song, “If We’d Never Met” to his wife and all the other mothers out there for Mother’s Day myxTAPE special.