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The X of Chassis is definitely censorship and curtailment of the freedom of expression or artists under the framework of Presidential Decree 1986. A 26 year old Marcos Decree which essentially curtails the freedom of expression of film makers. A law, CAP and film makers such as Lino Brocka, has been fighting against ever since.

Read Concerned Artists of the Philippines’ statement on the X rating of independent film Chassis at the CAP website. Click here.


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March 11, 2012 · 11:53 pm

Concerned Artists of the Philippines’ new website

Concerned Artists of the Philippines' new website

Not exactly new dahil last year pa po ito online. With the help of our friends from 8th Layer we we’re able to put in this new layout spiced with new features.

Check it out at www.concernedartists.org! Maraming salamat po Meric, Denggay, Allan, and the rest of the 8th Layer family. Maraming salamat sa mga CAPatid na nagambag at patuloy na nagaambag ng laman upang mapayaman ang dakilang website ng CAP.

Learn more about the Concerned Artists of the Philippines here.

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March 11, 2012 · 10:56 pm

Artists pay tribute to Brocka this Sunday, May 22

On May 22, 8 AM the Concerned Artists of the Philippines will pay tribute to one of its founders, National Artist for Cinema and nationalist film director Lino Brocka. Do join us at the Himlayang Pilipino Chapel. Google map here.

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Please update your links! The songs are now at www.facebook.com/karlramirezmusic and you can find lyrics and chords at makibakathealbum.blogspot.com. The songs can also be played at Last.fm, Grooveshark, Soundclick, MySpace, and Rakista. And yes, they’re still free to play, download and share! (December 9, 2011)

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Artista ng Bayan (Artist of the People)

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), an organization co-founded by activist filmmaker Lino Brocka in 1983, recently opened “Artista ng Bayan” at the Sining Kamalig gallery of Gateway Mall, Cubao, Quezon City. The exhibit opening also coincides with the launch of the 2011-2012 “Artista ng Bayan” calendar. Evening cultural performances served as tribute to the numerous artists who dedicate their lives in pursuit of basic social change.

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Makibaka live at Rhythm and Rhymes

It was fun time jamming Makibaka! with Concerned Artists of the Philippines’ Roselle Pineda at Agham-Youth’s Rhythm and Rhymes for the Environment. Looking forward to performing it again next week, this time with Tony, Roselle, Pol, and Loujaye. We also performed DKK’s Gatan and Balang Araw. Click here for the recorded version of Makibaka and here for Balang Araw. Video by Marion Ramirez.

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Artists File Supreme Court Petition vs National Artist Awards

Filipino artists filed a Supreme Court petition against the awarding of the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (National Artist Award) citing Malacanang’s intervention in the selection process. Read more about the protest here.

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