BUMBU in MN
Friends (especially my Minnesota PEOPLE), check out this track from my homey Bambu DePistola . He’ll be rocking at RSE’s SOUND SET this year. He wrote a song about his upcoming trip. FREE Download. I think the immigrant/refugee community in MN will really connect to the track. http://soundsetfestival.com/article/song-premiere-bambu-when-i-get-to-minnesota
BAMBU: DATA DUMP: Left, Right, Left →
bambuonline: I was reading the newspaper yesterday during rehearsal (yes, I do still read the newspaper - old school) and read a story about a suspected Orange County serial killer named, Itzcoatl Ocampo. Itzcoatl is accused of killing 4 homeless men by stabbing them over 40 times each. But, that’s…
Zach Combs aka New MC's Book
Just finished reading Zach Combs aka New MC’s new book “Headspin, Headshots, & History: Growing up in Twin Cities Hip-Hop”. It’s a really good memoir of things that happened in the local (Twin Cities) hip-hop scene in the late 90’s early 20’s. But what makes it more than a cool ethnographic document, is the way Big Zach tells the story of his life. Made me...
Beatrock Music 2nd Anniversary (12/17) SF
I feel like there has been a good amount of promotion and buzz about the Beatrock Music 2nd Year Anniversary. Looking forward to tomorrow night. Its gonna be a party. 2150 Folsom St. SF 12$. BWAN, KIWI, POWER STRUGGLE, ROCKY RIVERA, OTEYO DUBB, THE BAR (BAMBU AND GEO of Blue Scholars).
Power Struggle in Hawaii this week.
Following the footsteps of my Beatrock Music affiliates (Bambu, Geo, Rocky Rivera), Ill be doing a series of workshops on art, culture, and resistance at the University of Hawai’i Manoa. Followed by a performance on Friday night with Kiwi. www.beatrockmusic.com
ET Log, Supplemental: On the Role of Fil-Ams in... →
etmm: In response to my friend Michele’s blog post, “On Hunger, Some Thoughts On The Role of Fil-Ams in the Philippine ND Movement” Hi Michele, I don’t think you should take it personal. It’s a people’s movement, so it has all kinds of people. You know how everybody has different…
Filipino Nurses Discrimination
Community and labor coming together to demand an investigation to allegation of discriminatory hiring practices by Sutter Health and CPMC. http://www.balitangamerica.tv/protesters-confront-hospital-on-discriminating-against-filipino-nurses/
If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, please...
Initially banned by the Philippine government in 2009, DUKOT is the story of a young activist couple (played by Philippine stars Iza Calzado and Allen Dizon) abducted and tortured in the Philippines by state security forces. Veteran film and television actress, Gina Alajar, plays an apolitical mother who slowly awakens to the reality of human rights violations after her daughter is...
Power Struggle tonight at La Pena, Berkeley CA.
Come out to La Pena (Berkeley) for a night of (all shades) of Brown unity. Celebrate the release of SOMOS One’s (BRWN BFLO) solo album, as well as commemorating solidarity between Filipino and Mexican farm workers during the great grape strike. The struggle for power continues….
whats new with power struggle... bunch of shit!
Dear Friends, Its been a little over three months since the released of our 3rd full length LP “Remittances” (Beatrock Music 2010). There has been a great show of support from friends, fans and the community. The album received positive reviews from bloggers and music critics, and has also been used as a cultural organizing tool for discussing social and political issues that effect working-class...
follow @gabriela_usa to receive live tweets from the historic Montreal...– BAYAN_USA
“I pen stories like a script writer / open bottles with a Bic lighter til it’s...– Kiwi (via fatgums)
Kiwi's Review of the record. →
The Last Album
In a few days, my group, Power Struggle, will be hosting a release party in celebration of our new album, “Remittances.” Mr. REY, Fatgums, and I started working on this record in 2008, and even I can’t believe it took us nearly two years to finish. “Remittances” was released on May 18, 2010 and the support from listeners, bloggers, reviewers, and friends has been wonderful. When I started...
etmm: Power Struggle “Mr. Sagittarius…A...
POWER STRUGGLE Interview - Chicharon Adventures →
etmm: It’s not often that I hear a song and want to change the world. Let’s face it, popular music rarely elicits that strong of a reaction. But for the last two weeks, I’ve been listening to an advanced copy of “Remittances” by Power Struggle – the two producer/one MC dynamic based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and I actually felt more aware, more motivated. Set against a musical...
This is one of the songs from our new album.