The Chismis is One Down’s latest web series that breaks down entertainment as an institution and explores topics that are important to the Filipino community. Hosted by Trace Gaynor, a new episode releases on One Down’s social channels every Friday at 12 pm PST. (Saturdays 3A PHT)
The music industry has a long track record of ignoring Filipinos, unless they can pass as something else. In the first episode of The Chismis by OneDwnMedia, the explore the Filipino artists who have contributed to the music industry, and how the market is set to change in the near future. Check out the new weekly show below:
Episode 1: The Chismis: Are Filipinos Marketable in Music?
Episode 2: Where are the Filipino Cartoons?
Episode 3: Why Don’t Filipinos Win at Award Shows?
They also have a game show version of this show called Chismis: The Gameshow, where you can win up to $500 for correctly answering 10 questions about Filipino pop culture. It’s live every Wednesday at 7 pm Pacific Time on the Kumu app here, hosted by Tessa Albea.
About Trace Gaynor:
Trace Gaynor is a musician & content creator based in Los Angeles. He co-founded the Filipino-American vocal group, The Filharmonic, to compete on NBC’s The Sing-Off. The group has gone on three national tours, made a cameo appearance in Pitch Perfect 2, and has a recurring segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, appearing on the show with Camila Cabelo, John Legend & many more. Trace also hosts digital show MYX News, through ABS-CBN, and is a partner with podcast company Acast, focusing on audience growth for podcast networks and independent shows.
Watch The Filharmonic’s latest music video for their cover of “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain: