Police arrest student protesters during the First Quarter Storm in the Philippines. An album of activist music from the era, called Unang Sigwa, or “first storm”, will be released next month to mark its 50th anniversary.

Revival for Philippine protest songs from era before Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law

  • They were the anthems of a generation angered by the Philippines’ weakness and the looming dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos 50 years ago
  • Now old comrades from the era have worked with hip-hop, rock, ska and punk rock bands to revive the songs in hopes of stirring today’s youth to demand change
Topic |   Music
Police arrest student protesters during the First Quarter Storm in the Philippines. An album of activist music from the era, called Unang Sigwa, or “first storm”, will be released next month to mark its 50th anniversary.
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