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Pinay Voice: Watch 5 Amazing Musical Talents | Pinay.com

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M.T. Vallarta

From rap, hip-hop, acoustic, and rock, countless Pinays have illustrated their musical talents and skills and have become incredible figures in America’s entertainment industry. By creating music that highlights Pinay expression, Filipino culture, and even political struggle, these five musicians demonstrate the beauty, diversity, and tenacity of Pinay voices and experiences.


Rocky Rivera, political empowerment in her raps

An accomplished journalist-turned-emcee, Rocky Rivera was known for winning a Contributing Editor position on MTV’s “I’m From Rolling Stone” in 2007. Since then, she has decided to perfect her musical craft, and create music with passionate, honest, and thought-provoking lyrics and signature U.S. West Coast beats. You can sing, dance, and find political empowerment in her raps. Recommended tracks include “Guerilla Warfare,” “Wake Up,” and “GRLZ.”


Ruby Ibarra, with style reminiscent of 90’s hip-hop

With a style reminiscent of ‘90s hip-hop and a background of spitting political and poetic spoken word, Ruby Ibarra is an extraordinary force in the female rap scene. She was born in the Philippines, raised in California, and loves to switch between English and Tagalog in her lyrics. Her sound is confident, profound, and rich in political consciousness. Recommended tracks include “Game Up,” “LIT,” and her spoken word piece titled “Beyoutiful.”


Golda Supernova, mainstay in Pinoy Indie rock stage

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Golda Supernova sings, plays electric guitar, and performs in a band called Golda + the Guns. Her music is raw, unique, and transformative, an eclectic mix of moods and genres. She is a leading figure in the Pinoy indie rock scene and has performed at the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, the Indie-Pino Underground Music Festival, and Bindlestiff Studios. Recommended tracks include “Drop You,” “Fall,” and “Diamond.”


Low Leaf, creates music inspired from her indigenous Filipino roots

She sings, plays harp, piano, guitar, and draws loads of inspiration from her indigenous Filipino roots. Although she grew up playing classical music, Low Leaf’s music is experimental, soulful, heartfelt, and unrestricted. She has been featured exclusively on Colorlines and has played at Arts in the City in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines. Recommended tracks include “set me free,” “Still Believe,” and “June Gloom.”


 Caroline Calderon, rising pop star

Also known as br0ke, Caroline Calderon is an emerging musician who plays guitar and writes her own songs. With catchy pop medleys and acoustic covers, she is an arising YouTube star (with over 400,000 views) and Filipino American community leader, who has written songs in remembrance of the Bataan Death March and in honor of the strength and resilience of Pinays. She is also a poet. Recommended tracks include “Lovin’ You (And Me),” “Honestly,” and “Pinay.”

Read two other Pinay stars that shine: “Drag Queen Manila Luzon Rocks Music World” and Marielle Castro in “Pinay Finds Success As Nurse and Singer.”

M.T. Vallarta

M.T. Vallarta is a Ph.D. student from Los Angeles, CA. She received her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she double majored in English and Asian American Studies. While at Cal, she was an editor of {m}aganda Magazine and was heavily involved in student of color groups and community organizing spaces. She identifies strongly as a scholar-activist, and hopes to produce scholarship that directly impacts and benefits the very communities she serves. When not blogging, writing, or studying, she enjoys reading, playing video games, drinking tea, and eating good food.

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  1. makes me glow with love and pride. Shine, Pinays, shine!!

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