Kiana Valenciano, Malaysia's Yuna to kick off this year's Karpos Live series

Joko Magalong-De Veyra

Posted at Jul 16 2019 12:13 PM

MANILA -- This year, live indie music in Manila continues its upward trajectory with the return of the successful Karpos Live concert series.

Last year marked the start of Karpos Live, a series of shows geared towards showcasing local and international indie talent. From R&B to rock, and hip-hop to ambient pop, the series broke new ground, as it was refreshing to marvel at full sets by local artists, as well as to welcome debut and/or comeback performances of international indie acts.

For this year’s first installment, Karpos Live Mix 4 features an all-female line-up. Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, and homegrown R&B/soul artist Kiana Valenciano are set to headline the show on July 22 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City.

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Filipinos previously welcomed Yuna during Wanderland 2017, where she wowed the crowd with her distinct soul pop sound and vocals. With 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and collaborations with Usher, G-Eazy, and Jhene Aiko under her belt, Yuna has just launched a new album last July 12, and Karpos Live attendees will be sure to listen to new jams, as well as old favorites like "Black Marquee," "Crush," and "Hold On We’re Going Home," among others.

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Kiana Valenciano has been paving her own way in the OPM scene with releases like "Does She Know," "5:30," "Misfits," and her 2019 album, "See Me." Having performed here and abroad, it’ll be interesting to hear Valenciano performing tracks from her album like the feel-good "Get Together," the kiss-off anthem "K-bye," or the slow-thumping "Soldier."

Limited early bird tickets at P3,000++ are available at the Karpos Live website.