Here’s FREE, a song for a free mind and the struggle for a free society. Also a contribution to this year’s Software Freedom Day (SFD) and the campaign for Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) spearheaded in the Philippines by the Computer Professionals Union (CPU).
Thanks to everyone who listened and downloaded the song at Reverb Nation and Jamendo! Thanks to everyone who shared, posted, tweeted and blogged about it, and bought a copy at Band Camp! Thanks a lot for the continued support to makibaka music and this makabayang OPM artist. Rakenrol!
Finally, we were able to perform Makibaka! at the foot of Mendiola bridge. Performing live at a rally in Mendiola. We missed you Rosel, Loujaye, and Pol! A hundred days of PNoy and nothing has essentially changed. Click here and download the song.
Here’s a second rendition of Net-25 Convergence’s first and official theme. Convergence is the longest running Information Technology show in the Philippines airing every Sunday 8 PM at Net-25. The song calls out to this tech-savvy generation to use technology to bring forth a better future for the Filipino people. Rakenrol! (Update 10/26/2010)
Makibaka! is a song for and about the people’s struggle for change! Maraming salamat Tony Palis and Walkie Miraña for helping out with the recording! (Music, lyrics, and arrangement: Karl Ramirez; Lead guitar and lyric consultant: Tony Palis; Supporting vocals: Walkie Miraña) Photo from Arkibong Bayan. You can download the mp3 by right-clicking this link and selecting save as. More songs here. Lyrics after the jump.
Tagapagtanggol ng Bayan is a song I wrote for the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), a nationwide voluntary association of human rights lawyers in the Philippines committed to the defense, protection, and promotion of human rights, especially of the poor and the oppressed. * Written and performed by Karl Ramirez * Year: 2010 * If the above play button doesn’t work please try this one.
Alagaan ang Kalikasan (was originally titled ‘Pansinin ang Kalikasan’) is the official theme of CDRC’s 30-minute disaster preparedness segment airing at Radio Veritas DZRV 846 khz every Friday 7:30am. It has been a year since I’ve written and recorded this song and I think the best way to celebrate its timely message is to sing and record the song one more time. A jazzy fun beat this time around. Have fun listening! If the play button above doesn’t work, try this one.