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Sulong! #Sochi2014

Photo from the Associated Press

Photo from the Associated Press

SULONG is a song inspired by the courage of Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez. A song of hope dedicated to everyone who struggles for what is right and good for the country. Read about his story here.

Download your copy of SULONG here.

And in the same fierce and fearless spirit, we continue the fight to #JunkTheCyberCrimeLaw. Read about it here.


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February 19, 2014 · 6:48 am

Lean Alejandro musical opens on September 9

This September, together with The UP Repertory Company, we’re staging Gary Granada’s LEAN, a Filipino musical about Lean Alejandro. Combining new musical arrangements with Granada’s prolific and socially relevant lyrics, catchy melody, and a cast full of talent and energy, the 2013 staging is definitely something new and something to look forward too.

For inquiries please contact the UP Repertory Company at 0916-3210485. Show opens on September 9, 2013 at the Aldaba Hall of the UP Theater. Check out the Facebook page at

To know more about the life of Lean Alejandro, read his short biography at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani.


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August 10, 2013 · 12:34 am

Fight to be Free!

Musicians should be concerned with issues regarding the freedom to be creative and the freedom to express. At dahil isang paraan para magpaabot ng mensahe ang musika, heto po ang isang kontribusyon sa pagpapalakas sa boses ng ating pakikibaka.

Fight to be free! Junk RA 10175!*

RA 10175 (The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012) poses serious threats to Internet freedom, the right to privacy and other essential civil liberties including the freedom of speech, expression, and the press. Read more and sign the petition

(This version of FREE is a track in the upcoming SULONG! album. You can download a copy at

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Tony Palis performs Babaylan at the 2nd Makabayan National Convention

Tony Palis performs his composition Babaylan at the Second National Convention of the Makabayan Coalition held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines gymnasium last September 7, 2012.

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Native music adds oomph! to Read-Along stories

MUSICIANS Tony Palis (in white shirt) and Karl Ramirez (center) from the Concerned Artists of the Philippines teach the children how to play native musical instruments to accompany the story they read entitled “Nang Magkakulay ang Nayon.” RODEL ROTONI

Posted at the Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Set to indigenous Filipino music, a special Read-Along session featuring stories about unity and teamwork was held at the Inquirer office in Makati on Saturday morning.

The session, which was part of the yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Daily Inquirer Employees Union (PDIEU), featured musicians Tony Palis and Karl Ramirez, Inquirer photographer Grig Montegrande and members of the PDIEU as readers. Continue reading

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Jess Santiago’s Touch No Flower: A song for Jeju, Gangjeong

A special black Saturday morning with Koyang Jess Santiago jamming, recording, arranging, and mixing his song “Touch No Flower” in our humble home studio also called a bedroom. A song in solidarity with the Korean people against the construction of a naval base in Jeju Island, Gangjeong. The home for this proposed military facility is the tiny village of Gangjeong, which is surrounded by three UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites and nine UNESCO Geo-Parks on an island that is designated a Global Biosphere Reserve. Construction is accelerating daily with the dredging of the island’s seabed and its coral communities currently underway. Learn more at Check out the recording below.

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Makibaka Music Video Trailer

This music video was produced as a trailer of the limited copy Makibaka CD (with the cover art below painted by Jay Jamoralin). Maraming salamat sa lahat! At yang pasasalamat na yan ay nakasulat dito haha!

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