June is all about education in the Philippines, as it traditionally marks the beginning of classes in school. While the pandemic has changed the times and the way students learn and take their classes, Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines’ lineup will surely bring out the students in every Filipino, through its education-themed activities for the month of June!
The girls of BINI: Aiah, Colet, Gwen, Jhoanna, Maloi, Mikha, Sheena, and Stacey are all set for their official debut and two-part official launch this coming June 4 and June 11!
BINI: The Launch will be served into two shows where the first part is “The Runway” – which will showcase Francis Libiran’s creations while the second part is “The Showcase”- will be premiering their debut song “Born To Win.”
Tickets are available at ktx.ph priced at P399 (GA) and 499 (VIP) and will give access to both shows. Don’t forget to stream their pre-debut song “Da Coconut Nut” while waiting!
Here was our Happy Hallyu Day 4 exclusive interview with BINI when they were still called the SHA Trainees:
After topping the search chart of South Korea’s most prominent music streaming site, Melon in 2020, Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben have teamed up with Seoul-based singer-songwriter and rapper Young K for the new version of their 2017 hit single “Leaves.”
Set for an international release, the re-recorded material comes with fuller, more intricate arrangements and subtle, background harmonies. Aesthetically, there’s something inherently grand about the new version of “Leaves” which transports listeners to the late 2000s when acclaimed musicians like Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens made intricate, chamber pop music with indie folk sensibilities. “The new version of Leaves is based heavily on how the full band adapted the song for live performance through the years,” lead singer and guitarist Miguel Benjamin said in a statement. “As compared to the original piano and guitar only arrangement, the new one features the rest of the band’s full instrumentation and additional choir-esque harmony arrangement by Toni, Andrew, and Poch on the intro and first verse.”