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The beautiful ladies of H3RIZON from Sydney, Australia, perform an exclusive set on HRL - Heavy Rotation Live. Hear more about their journey, watch them crush Song Roulette, and see the world premiere of their brand new single and music video and more!
H3rizon is a phenomenal girl group from Sydney, Australia, consisting of vocalists Bernadette Marquez (Bernie), Taylah Albert (Tay) and Gabrielle Montalbo (Gabby). Characterized by their Pop/Soul/R&B style music mixed with incredible vocal arrangements, they are known for their beautiful harmonies and unique interpretation of melodies. In late 2018 the group decided to rebrand themselves as “H3rizon”, depicting a new beginning where they could finally find ground to shine upon. With their passions for different music H3rizon are constantly looking for new sounds and ways to create their own music.
With Gabby, an acclaimed soprano, currently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Tay, an incredible RNB voice that has lit up the stage, and Bernie, a soulful musician in all respects, adding to their eclectic beats as producer – there is no doubt that whatever they do will have an element of risk and excitement. H3rizon is currently under the guidance of Philippe-Marc Anquetil (Little Mix, One Direction, Ruel, Shinee, TVXQ, Kumi Koda), Jason Lewis (Timomatic, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Didier Cohen, Rogue Traders & Brad Cox) and Kelvin Avon (P.Diddy, Erykah Badu, Nelly, N-Dubz, Eason Chan, Mayday, Sandy Lam, Joey Yung).
Watch their latest music video for "Maniac" below:
Janna Mae is a Buzzfeed digital creator alongside a writer, director & producer from LA.
@solicole made a list below of businesses to support that are Filipino owned, Janna shares the list below in her Instagram linktree.
BAKED GOODS/ DESSERTS
FOOD (POP-UPS, RESTAURANTS & CATERING)
CRAFTS (CROCHET, CUSTOM ITEMS, CASES, CERAMICS, PINS ETC.)
BEAUTY/ SKIN & HAIR CARE
ORGANIZATIONS & COLLECTIVE
The series trailer for Filgrimage opens with a local saying, “Welcome to the Philippines!” The excitement and eagerness of the young travelers reflect the tone of the journey ahead of them: exhilarating sights, a cacophony of sounds, sumptuous cuisine, an experience full of surprises and deep self-reflection.
Filgrimage follows eight young students who chose to spend one summer in the Philippines to nurture their Filipino roots, and to answer the question, “What does it mean to be Filipino?”
The Roots of Filgrimage
On their website, Filgrimage is described as “a Filipino pilgrimage” and “a transformational experience that connects the next generation Fil Ams to their rich and proud heritage.” It is a project of The Filipino School.
The Filipino School is a non-profit located in San Diego, Calif., where Filipino Americans get a chance to know more about their Filipino culture and heritage. The Filipino School was co-founded by philanthropist and entrepreneur Tony Olaes.
Olaes, who was born and raised in the U.S., reluctantly made his return visit to the Philippines in 2006 when his parents chose to move back to the homeland to retire. It was a trip that changed his life forever.
Olaes said, “I was never proud of being Filipino because all I would see on American TV was bad news about the Philippines. The brand was always that people there were poor, corrupt and kidnappers.”
Those fears of entering the Philippines quickly dissipated when he walked through a slum area and was greeted with warm smiles and hospitality. He recalls that his transformation happened in a place that is now a Gawad Kalinga village, which is also part of the Filgrimage itinerary.
Olaes shares, “There was this automatic connection toward these extremely poor people I didn’t even know. I somehow literally embodied their pain and their struggle. It was such a profound feeling in my heart that something had to be done. I had never felt this way, ever. This is when I learned the word: Bayanihan. It means coming together for a greater purpose, and when everybody comes together, the load gets lighter, and all things are possible.”
From there, he wanted to replicate his experience to have others like him find their identity and help solve the problem he saw.
A Partnership is Born
Philippine Consul General to San Francisco Henry Bensurto, Jr. introduced Olaes to ABS-CBN Global Corporate Affairs & Strategic CSR Head Nerissa Fernandez. That introduction harnessed a shared passion for knowing one’s history and knowing oneself.
Fernandez believes that Filgrimage will challenge viewers and those who make the trip. According to her, “there can no longer be vacillation and oscillation on identity.”
Fernandez and Olaes agree that “heroism does not happen without action.” The meaningful adventures of the Filgrimage ambassadors captured in the series must be shared with many others.
The goal of the series is two-fold: (1) to awaken the hearts of the next generation of Filipinos all over the world who would never aspire to go back to the motherland, and (2) build Filgrimage Villages for 1000 poor families through the spirit of Bayanihan (the spirit of communal unity and cooperation).
Meet the Filgrimage Ambassadors
Get to know AJ Asuncion, 16, a Junior at Olympian High School; Gabby Almazar, 19, a Sophomore at UC San Diego; Jocelynne Montehermoso, 18, a Freshman at UC San Diego; Lauren Bumatay, 19, a Sophomore at San Diego City Community College; Luis Borromeo, 24, a graduate of The Ohio State University; Riana Hernandez, 21, a Senior at San Diego State University; Ryah Hernandez, 18, a Freshman at California State University, Chico; and Tyler Jacobs, 18, a Freshman at San Diego State University.
The ambassadors went on a soul-satisfying, life-transforming 11-day trip around parts of the Philippines that included Manila, Bataan, Clark, El Nido in Palawan, Fort Santiago, Corregidor, and Cavite.
AJ, the youngest in the group, had heard of the Filgrimage trip in the past and how it has transformed those who joined the tour. He shares that “I was most excited for who I would become after the trip, as well as reinforce my Filipino roots.”
It was Jocelynne’s first ever visit to the Philippines and one of the main things she realized is how “bayanihan is borne within us and unites and defines us as Filipinos.” She adds, “After the trip, I felt more connected to my people.”
For Ryah, there was an awakening. She shares, “Growing up in a predominantly white school and wanting to be something I’m not, I realized that I should no longer be ashamed of my culture because it is filled with the most selfless, appreciative and humble people ever."
For many, the experience did not always start during the arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
For the Filgrimage ambassadors, their parents immigrated to the United States due to several factors, whether it be due to family ties in America or in search of economic opportunities, the result is still similar. A product of immigration is assimilation, and because of this many of the children are born into American culture, yearning to reconnect with a culture and people separated by thousands of miles of land and water.
Fernandez believes that Filgrimage allows one to come full circle where Filipino identity is concerned. The experience aids in understanding the previous generations who immigrated.
Those who make the journey begin to feel deeper appreciation for their parents who have made sacrifices; greater gratitude for their current country and its opportunities; and a stronger desire to do something in order to give back to the homeland.
Filgrimage is co-presented by TFC, The Filipino School, and Choose Philippines. The series starts streaming October 22, 2020, Thursday on iWant TFC (iWantTFC.com), on TFC IPTV, and on TheFilipinoSchool.com.
“It’s important for me to be able to do whatever I want to do”. - Saweetie, talks her upbringing, future plans and revelations on this episode of My Motto, a myx original series.
Diamanté Quiava Valentin Harper, known professionally as Saweetie, is an American rapper. After the release of her debut single, "Icy Grl", she was signed to Warner Records. She released her debut extended play, High Maintenance, on March 16, 2018 and since then has reached the top of the Billboard charts with hit singles, "My Type."
Below is Saweetie's single "Tap in" featuring Too Short. Text Saweetie at +1 (510) 250-3890
Watch Saweetie's mom share an embarrassing story from my childhood over her favorite Filipino foods adobo, lumpia & sinigang on a recent episode of her YouTube vlog series, "The Icy Life."
Watch her full interview with DannieBoi LIVE on myx below where she talks about her Lola's (Grandmother) "ma'arte" nickname growing up.