PILIPINAS
"The Philippines isn't something you can just whip up every time you feel the need for some identity or when it's convenient or when you need to be creative or critical. You can't just choose the parts you like. You love her with all you are, contribute to her well-being, and you wrestle with that love constantly. And both of you always win or both of you always lose every fight. Because you are her, and she, you."

This is a space about all things Pilipinas. But mostly about social development issues, civil society and citizen engagement, culture and heritage, and similar topics that capture the writer's attention. It is also a space where individuals who make worthwhile contributions to Philippine society are featured and celebrated. Because there is power in sharing good stories. Because there is power in community. Dahil ang Pilipinas ay ikaw at ako.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
My 2nd Album Cover Art: Monologue Whispers by Japsuki

Love that the artist shared the process of creating this fantastic album cover.

rosarioko:

It’s my second time to be commissioned to work on album cover. I’ve always wanted to do this. The first one happened around the same time last year for The Camerawalls

This year, Japs Sergio asked me to make one and allowed me to do WHATEVER I WANT!!! Hahaha best job ever!

I’m no expert at this but I’m really thankful these musicians have trusted me enough to take a chance at this sort of thing. As much as possible I want it to be an actual photograph. 

The environment above is from an ACTUAL PHOTO. Thank you to Gelo Lagasca of the Lowtechs for helping us out with layout and graphic design. 

Check out the larger, square version of the cover design below and also how the photo was made. 

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(Source: rosarioko)

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Thursday, December 8, 2011
gangbadoy:


TAFT STATIONTanya Markova, Giniling Festival, Stonefree, Soapdish, Above Zero, Wika, Heavy Heavies, Hatankaru, AJKA, Soundvent, Eevee, Letter Day Story, Kaligta, Kilos, Circa, Not So Fast, Philia, and Ciudad Tribu — Rocking vs Hunger.CUBAO STATIONNoel Cabangon, Paramita, Hijo, Hilera, Turbo Goth, Camerawalls, FMD, Top Junk, Chongkeys, Ganhava, Alex in Wonderland, Miko Pepito, Faintlights, Allecia, Nityalila, OG Sacred, Midsummer, LTNS, and Toyo. Presented by Dakila — Rocking for Global Trade and Development.SHAW STATIONPaolo Santos, Silent Sanctuary, Peryodiko, Duster, Kala, Gracenote, Kai Honasan, and Playphonics — Rocking for Education.AYALA STATIONRadioactive Sago Project, UpDharmaDownm Encounters With A Yeti, Musical O, Sleepwalk Circus, Hidden Nikki, The Charmes, Not Another Boy Band, Dr.Strangeluv, and Akasha. Presented by Terno Recordings — Rocking for the Environment.BONI STATIONFlippin’ Soul Stompers, Collie Herb, Good Leaf, Tarsius, The Go Signals, Fingertrap, Jeepney Joyride, The Strangeness, Nanay Mo, Tirso Cruise Three, FilterKeen, Kevin’s Express, and Big Band Groove — Rocking for Gender Equality.BUENDIA STATIONIntolerant, Reklamo, Bad Burn, Odat, Trapeze, Penguin, Pull It Surprise, Sirens, Save Me Hollywood, Jejaview, Htachbanko, Around the Metro, Lady Ransom, Jensen Gomez, Archievals, Harlequin Carnival, and Sleep — Rocking vs HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Preventable Diseases.QUEZON AVE STATIONCinemAlexis Film Showing — Rocking for Maternal Health.NORTH AVE STATIONMayonnaise, Tonight We Sleep, Hansom, Subscapular, Sirens, Chris Cantanda, Shoulder State, Lights in Transit, Arcadia, PileDriver, Wilderness, and Twin Lobster. Presented by Mary Moon Productions — Rocking for Children’s Health.* * *Choose a station, watch a gig, take a stand, rock and roll. It’s Rock Ed Philippines’ seventh annual Rock the Riles, a massive celebration of International Human Rights Day!

gangbadoy:


TAFT STATION

Tanya Markova, Giniling Festival, Stonefree, Soapdish, Above Zero, Wika, Heavy Heavies, Hatankaru, AJKA, Soundvent, Eevee, Letter Day Story, Kaligta, Kilos, Circa, Not So Fast, Philia, and Ciudad Tribu — Rocking vs Hunger.

CUBAO STATION

Noel Cabangon, Paramita, Hijo, Hilera, Turbo Goth, Camerawalls, FMD, Top Junk, Chongkeys, Ganhava, Alex in Wonderland, Miko Pepito, Faintlights, Allecia, Nityalila, OG Sacred, Midsummer, LTNS, and Toyo. Presented by Dakila — Rocking for Global Trade and Development.

SHAW STATION

Paolo Santos, Silent Sanctuary, Peryodiko, Duster, Kala, Gracenote, Kai Honasan, and Playphonics — Rocking for Education.

AYALA STATION

Radioactive Sago Project, UpDharmaDownm Encounters With A Yeti, Musical O, Sleepwalk Circus, Hidden Nikki, The Charmes, Not Another Boy Band, Dr.Strangeluv, and Akasha. Presented by Terno Recordings — Rocking for the Environment.

BONI STATION

Flippin’ Soul Stompers, Collie Herb, Good Leaf, Tarsius, The Go Signals, Fingertrap, Jeepney Joyride, The Strangeness, Nanay Mo, Tirso Cruise Three, FilterKeen, Kevin’s Express, and Big Band Groove — Rocking for Gender Equality.

BUENDIA STATION

Intolerant, Reklamo, Bad Burn, Odat, Trapeze, Penguin, Pull It Surprise, Sirens, Save Me Hollywood, Jejaview, Htachbanko, Around the Metro, Lady Ransom, Jensen Gomez, Archievals, Harlequin Carnival, and Sleep — Rocking vs HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Preventable Diseases.

QUEZON AVE STATION

CinemAlexis Film Showing — Rocking for Maternal Health.

NORTH AVE STATION

Mayonnaise, Tonight We Sleep, Hansom, Subscapular, Sirens, Chris Cantanda, Shoulder State, Lights in Transit, Arcadia, PileDriver, Wilderness, and Twin Lobster. Presented by Mary Moon Productions — Rocking for Children’s Health.

* * *

Choose a station, watch a gig, take a stand, rock and roll. It’s Rock Ed Philippines’ seventh annual Rock the Riles, a massive celebration of International Human Rights Day!
171 Note/s

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
unibersidadngpilipinas:

musiKolokyaPopular Music SeriesGAFiEiRA: Brazilian-Filipino World Music Hybridby Nykó Macá5:00PMNovember 25, 2011 | FridayInstrumentaryo Asyano, Abelardo HallCollege of Music, UP DilimanQuezon CityMultilingual vocalist Nykó Macá collaborated with several independent musicians to instigate GAFiEiRA—a soul, samba and all-around brasilipino funk movement. A mimicry of the carioca dancehall, GAFiEiRA pays homage to the Black Rio genre. Nykó Macá studied at McGill University.Akei Music Working GroupUP College of Music Department of Musicology Independent Cultural XchangeUP SORORITAS ASTRVM SCIENTISFacebook page: http://on.fb.me/vqvf5a—musiKolokya - UP Department of MusicologyAng musiKolokya ay tagpuan ng mga mag-aaral, guro, mananaliksik, manlilikha, artista, kritiko at manunulat sa musika. Layon ng tagpuan ang pagpalitan ng mga ideya at pananaw tungo sa pagpapayaman ng kaalaman sa musika, kultura at lipunan. Ang mga diskusyon, bagama’t malalim ay impormal at kaaya-aya. Ang tagpuan ay bukas para sa lahat. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag sa telepono bilang 981-8500 lokal 2635 o magpadala ng e-mail kay Dr. Verne dela Peña, tagapangulo ng Departamento ng Musicology sa verne.dela_pena@up.edu.ph.http://www.upd.edu.ph/~mus​ic/Akei Music Working GroupAkei believes that Philippine music contributes to the formation of a national identity and has great potential to become a globally competitive industry. The Music Working Group seeks to enhance the Philippine music ecosystem and the elements constituting it—the artistes, industry personnel and education institutions.http://www.facebook.com/Ak​eiPHIndependent Cultural XchangeIndependent Cultural Xchange (ICX) aims to transform partying into an art (plat)form through delivering singular parties that are considered not as just events but more as experiences.http://www.facebook.com/ic​xparties—Contact+63 922 884 7622 | +63 917 619 1511nex.benas@gmail.comhttp://www.facebook.com/Ak​eiPH

unibersidadngpilipinas:

musiKolokya
Popular Music Series


GAFiEiRA: Brazilian-Filipino World Music Hybrid


by Nykó Macá


5:00PM
November 25, 2011 | Friday
Instrumentaryo Asyano, Abelardo Hall
College of Music, UP Diliman
Quezon City


Multilingual vocalist Nykó Macá collaborated with several independent musicians to instigate GAFiEiRA—a soul, samba and all-around brasilipino funk movement. A mimicry of the carioca dancehall, GAFiEiRA pays homage to the Black Rio genre. Nykó Macá studied at McGill University.


Akei Music Working Group
UP College of Music Department of Musicology
Independent Cultural Xchange
UP SORORITAS ASTRVM SCIENTIS


Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/vqvf5a



musiKolokya - UP Department of Musicology

Ang musiKolokya ay tagpuan ng mga mag-aaral, guro, mananaliksik, manlilikha, artista, kritiko at manunulat sa musika. Layon ng tagpuan ang pagpalitan ng mga ideya at pananaw tungo sa pagpapayaman ng kaalaman sa musika, kultura at lipunan. Ang mga diskusyon, bagama’t malalim ay impormal at kaaya-aya. Ang tagpuan ay bukas para sa lahat. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag sa telepono bilang 981-8500 lokal 2635 o magpadala ng e-mail kay Dr. Verne dela Peña, tagapangulo ng Departamento ng Musicology sa verne.dela_pena@up.edu.ph.

http://www.upd.edu.ph/~mus​ic/


Akei Music Working Group

Akei believes that Philippine music contributes to the formation of a national identity and has great potential to become a globally competitive industry. The Music Working Group seeks to enhance the Philippine music ecosystem and the elements constituting it—the artistes, industry personnel and education institutions.

http://www.facebook.com/Ak​eiPH


Independent Cultural Xchange

Independent Cultural Xchange (ICX) aims to transform partying into an art (plat)form through delivering singular parties that are considered not as just events but more as experiences.

http://www.facebook.com/ic​xparties





Contact
+63 922 884 7622 | +63 917 619 1511
nex.benas@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/Ak​eiPH

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