Tastemaker – Marcus Dela Peña

Musician & Community Champion

Marcus Dela Peña - Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf
Photo by: Donell Gumiran

Music has created a multitude of blessings for Marcus dela Peña, and he has been passing on those blessings to the artist community.

After leaving the Philippines for Dubai in 2005, Marcus thought that his calling for music has come to an end.  But hearing the rap-metal album he created back home played on Dubai 92 radio, made him realize that it was just the beginning.

Thereafter, he released his self-produced album ‘The Marcus: Out of Despair’ through Dubai Eye 103.8. Since then, he has also produced concerts since 2009, promoted other independent artists, and fronted for famous Christian band Planet Shakers at a sold-out concert at the Dubai Tennis Stadium. Releasing a Christian praise and worship album for their local church, a collaboration with his wife Fari, gave him another opportunity to deepen his passion for music.  In 2017, Marcus and his wife co-writers of songs that are now sung in churches around the globe under the Every Nation movement.

Just recently, he launched musivv.com – a platform for sharing original digital content dedicated to artists, by artists.  Through this, Marcus hopes to support and inspire the community of Filipino musicians to showcase their talents with the rest of the world.


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