Back by popular demand after a successful premiere last year, (Up)rooted (Up)rising Vol 2 comes to you to bring local and underground music, art, and cultural critique in New York City to raise funds to bring the Lumad leaders (indigenous people) from the Philippines to the US to speak about militarization, environmental destruction and resistance.
Come join us as we sing, dance, shout and make art about resisting state repression and dismantling capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy!
With performances from (ongoing updates):
Material Support - A Filipina-fronted political punk band from Queens, NY. Made up of law students and Filipino migrants who are agitated by state repression, government corruption and patriarchy.
Listen to Material Support's debut at the New York famed ABC No Rio here: http://materialsupport.bandcamp.com/
Plastiq Passion - Made up of the enigmatic Jessica Chaos on vocals, the quiet but wise Deborrah Sanchez on lead guitar, the rather tall Christine Simon on bass, and the animal Stacey Lee on drums. Collectively they have a goal to play every single rock venue in America (and also the world) including, but not limited to, your basement. So keep a look out for these four hardcore momma-jamma’s and don’t mess with them, because they have a black-belt in bar stools.
See a sample of a previous Plastiq Passion live show on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88f9kOtf0dg
The Meltaways is a punk band from Brooklyn committed to supporting DIY music and art outside of the mainstream.
They have a couple new releases in the works for Spring and Summer 2016, but for now you can check out their demo on Bandcamp: www.themeltaways.bandcamp.com
Dias Azules - The solo music project of Peruvian NY based artist Renzo Ortega.Renzo has been performing as a solo act and with his band R-Tronika for over ten years, playing love and political songs in different venues such a DIY spaces, art galleries, museums and festivals in NY, Texas, Chicago, Lima, Berlin and México DF. Currently he is working in his upcoming Demo Cassette "No vamos a caer".
To listen to Renzo Ortega's Dias Azules music, please visit: www.diasazules.bandcamp.com
Carol Cabrera - A social practice artist currently working with the Filipino-American community in San Diego through a children's storybook project called "Si Malakas at si Maganda." In addition to performing music, Carol is a playwright, a teacher of playwriting, and a theatre director.