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Dedicated to the legacy of Philippines independence leader Andres Bonifacio nd the legacy of resistance and revolution that flourishes from Tondo, a barrio of Manila. bulatlat.com/main/2012/12/01/andres-bonifacio-honored-remembered-on-his-149th-bday/

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Tondo [2008]

I was born in a sqatter’s town
Down here in poverty
But my mama always sung to me
Of our people’s will to be free

So lord please don’t look upon me
With eyes of disdain or pity
Just give me strength and courage tonight
‘Bout to get together and make things right

I’ve got my back up against the wall
With mountain of false evidence pointed at me
But if fighting for my people is a crime,
Then guilty oh guilty I will plead

I’ve got to pickup pickup pickup what my father left for me
I’ve got to getup getup getup now brothers fight to be free
I’ve got to pickup pickup pickup what my mother left for me
I’ve got to getup getup getup now children unite to be free

We aint gonna wait for no false prophecy
And we aint got no friends in a high society
So get up get up cause there’s no where to turn
Ignite the light n fire watch Babylon burn

So how long oh how long, shall we suffer in peace?
March in arms now for life justice and dignity

Katipunan rise!

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from kultural guerrillas, released December 10, 2012
Lyrics and Music: Paul Bolick-Mausisa

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Diskarte Namin San Francisco, California

In 1999, DiskarteNamin arose from the underground of San Francisco’s political organizing and music scenes. Bred on resistance music from all over the world, we mix rock guitar with Latin and hip hop beats, reggae and funk basslines, folk blues and soul vocals, and indigenous influences from the Philippines. The result is a unique “Diskarte” sound that defies traditional music categories. ... more

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