Filipino singer-actor Iñigo Pascual today delivered a trending performance in Asia Rising Forever, an online festival celebrating the most exciting Asian talents from around the world hosted by record label 88rising.
Inigo joined the line up of international performers Phum Viphurit, SUBOI, No Vacation, UMI, Lim Kim, Luna Li, Josh Pan, 9M88, ALEXTBH, Audrey Nuna, Higher Brothers, Stephanie Poetri, Yuna, HYUKOH, MXMTOON, CLC, Rich Brian Beabadoobee, Keshi, Kang Daniel, Niki, Loona in the ASIA RISING FOREVER – a special live stream festival event hosted on May 6, 2020, on 88rising’s YouTube and Twitter.
Pascual performed a cover of Post Malone’s “Better Now” in the first set.
“My goal as an artist is honestly to just be able to bring OPM—which is original Filipino music—to the world stage. I feel like now is the time.
“With a lot of Asian artists, a lot of Asian groups crossing over, I feel like we have the perfect platform to be able to do that. Just be able to be part of this generation that is able to do that is a big blessing to me. Asia Rising doing this for a bunch of Asian artists and kind of bridging the gap between all the other countries, I feel like it’s a perfect way to connect people through music,” Inigo Pascual said.
In the second set, Inigo Pascual performed the classic song “Killing Me Softly” by Fugees.
“I described my music to be right now, honestly, I wanna incorporate Filipino still in there. But right now, the stuff that I had is more Pop and island vibe, which I’d say is still Filipino in a way.
“You know, like nowadays it’s so cool when I find new Asian artists that come out of nowhere. I was into KPop at first and then I kind of started listening to different Southeast Asian artists. It’s a way to connect to a different culture, different people, and different nationalities. I mean to me I just wanna be able to share my music,” Inigo added.
Netizens tweeted their support to the young Filipino singer, sending his name to the trending status.
“Support Filipino artist! Support Inigo Pascual. He’s bringing OPM to the world. Be proud!” @schwegg tweeted.
“Amazing, you make us proud always,” @revre28 shared.
88rising wrote in the caption of the YouTube video that “Donations from this stream will benefit Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC and their mission to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all”.
Inigo Pascual was supposed to participate in British band New Rules’ concert tours in Manila, United Kingdom, and Ireland but cancelled it due to travel restrictions affecting the global community.
Inigo is among the OPM artists who performed “We Heal As One”, a remake of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) anthem, to call for unity amidst the health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, Pascual made the Filipino nation proud with his successful and high-energy performance during the Los Angeles Clippers National Basketball Association game at the iconic Staples Center in California.
WATCH Inigo Pascual perform on Asia Rising Forever here and SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Inigo Pascual for showcasing Filipino talent on Asia Rising Forever!
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