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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 chn.ge/QJZyzv

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

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Tulog na Bunso (Rendition)

Recently, I had the opportunity to do a rendition of the song “Tulog na Bunso”, a popular lullaby in a protest song anthology album (Kung tama ang pagkakapanood ko, nasa pelikulang Ka Oryang ni Sari Dalena din ang awitin). Kailan lang ay naikwento sa akin na ang awitin pala ay orihinal na isinulat noong 1979, nirecord sa cassette tape at unang dinala at lumaganap sa Cordillera.

Music and lyrics composed by Gerry Verzola in 1979.

For this arrangement, I used the same configuration and set of instruments in recording song Elian a year ago. Happy listening!

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Barikada, a song and musical score project

Barikada is a song and musical score project in progress. Watch out for Tudla Productions’ short film where the title of this song came from. This one’s rendered with an acoustic and orchestral accompaniment. You can download this one free at www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10546151 and you can support it by re-tweeting, re-posting, sharing, and downloading. Thanks!

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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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Maligayang Kaarawan Ka Satur!

Just in time! Makabayan, Palaban was re-recorded yesterday and here it is, a tribute to Ka Satur, a patriot, defender of human rights and press freedom. Maligayang kaarawan ulit Ka Satur!

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Mananatili Ka: An ode to labor leader Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran

Mananatili Ka is the original sound track of Mayday’s documentary film about the life of labor leader Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran. The song was written by Empiel Palma which I arranged and performed for Mayday Productions. Check out the song here.

Ka Bel will be shown at Cine Adarna (Main Theater), Film Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman on March 14, 2011. Screening at 5:30 PM and 7 PM. The documentary is a production of the Mayday Multimedia Collection in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Crispin B. Beltran Resource Center, Sine Patriyotiko, and Kilusang Mayo Uno.

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Electro-Acoustic Makibaka for Higante’t Tutubi, animated feature on environment

I arranged an electronika-acoustic remake of Makibaka for Higante’t Tutubi, a short animated feature about the Philippine environment produced by the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines. Animation by Audrey Ang and Karlene Co, with story written by Lisa Ito and Mykel Andrada. Check it out!

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