cultural worker / filmmaker / DJ / organizer
South Bay tour this Saturday hosted by @anakbayanla and Filipino Migrant Center
Hugo Chavez Rally in the SF Mission
Bayview Writing Session #superpossetrack
The Philippines: Now & Future (after the victory of the revolution)
League of Filipino Students’ everlasting mark on SF State | 2003
“We urge Governor Brown to sign the AB 241 Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. And we will win!” -Joanna Concepcion, Filipino Migrant Center
Manong Philip Vera Cruz ✊#ab123
Learned a lot about Larry Itliong on my first trip to Delano today. Said a dedication to him that we will do our best to pass Assembly Bill 123 so that all CA public school students will learn about the contributions of Filipinos to the farmworker movement. #AB123
Unexpected spontaneous Kiwi collabo with the Shining Sons
Feed the Feeble is my favorite band in LB. Tune in live! http://ustream.tv/channel/ab-usa
Feed the Feeble about to go in on Anakbayan-USA Radio!
Halfway between night and day | LBC
Anakbayan-USA Radio | Episode 6: First Quarter Storm | Fri Jan 4 | 8-10PM PST | ustream.tv/channel/ab-usa
ET | TEN TRACKS 2012
A compilation of my ten favorite tracks of 2012. Soulful future music to take you into the new year..
Tonight I became a fan of Dibiase. #heatwave #sessionsla #microwavemondays
Found this classic Vice Versa tape while cleaning out the garage yesterday @kiwizzo circa 1999
Protest at Best Western Golden Sails hotel in Long Beach for firing its workers in order to avoid the Living Wage law
“The Way We Win”
A short video about the historic victory of Measure N, an initiative that ensures hotel workers in Long Beach earn a living wage of $13/hr and 5 sick days a year. Anakbayan LA was an active community partner in this year-long struggle, going door-to-door across the city and explaining to residents the importance of the bill for the working families of Long Beach.
We are proud that Anakbayan members played important roles in the campaign as lead organizers, steering committee members, volunteer coordinators, team leads, full-time canvassers, and community volunteers. As one of the 20 community organizations and over 600 volunteers, Anakbayan was part of a community-wide effort that showed the big business owners that workers have the support of the people in their fight for respect and justice.
Serve the people!
Anakbayan LA certificate of recognition as a community that helped pass the Living Wage ordinance in Long Beach! @anakbayanla
My first time entering a beat battle, and the sample was “Nautilus”. In honor of African revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara.108 plays
Jake One - 3 Kings (Instrumental)DOWNLOAD20 plays
The Invisible - WingsDOWNLOAD20 plays
Amp Live - Differ.e.n.t.2803 plays
Robert Glasper - Smells Like Teen Spirit0 plays
Another Round - Produced by Cool & Dre I’m hella feeling this instrumental, cause it makes me nostalgic about the 90’s slow jams that we Filipino Americans from that decade grew up with. I finally figured out that the sample is “I Will Always Love You” by Troop, one of the greatest slow jams ever made. Btw, I hate Chris Brown for committing violence against women.1100 plays
Power Struggle - Deporting The Pilgrim In honor of all the migrant workers across the world!272 plays
Power Struggle - Love Is Contagious DOWNLOAD430 plays
Salidummay - Entay Ganaganasen Indigenous music from the Cordillera region of the Philippines120 plays
BADBADNOTGOOD - The World Is Yours / Brooklyn Zoo Dedicated to the youth all over the world. “The world is yours, as well as ours, but in the last analysis, it is yours. You young people, full of vigor and vitality, are in the bloom of life, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning. Our hope is placed on you.” - Mao Zedong170 plays
Robin Hannibal - Sneak Preview190 plays
Stone Temple Pilots - Christmastime Is Here200 plays
Beirut - A Candle’s Fire100 plays
Public Enemy - Shut Em Down (Pete Rock Remix) Dedicated to everyone shutting down the monopoly capitalists all along the West Coast today80 plays
DJ Shadow ft. Little Dragon - Scale It Back (Jeremy Sole Remix)30149 plays
ET - Beep Beep First beat I made using iMaschine on my phone381 plays
ET “Little Truths” Just made this. Download it if you like :)0 plays
A Tribe Called Quest “Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)”80 plays
::M∆DE:IN:HEIGHTS:: “Chatoyant (Beauty Bass)” Get your futuristic Bay Area cha-cha on to this…170 plays
Nice & Smooth “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow” One of my favorite storytelling songs of all time..200 plays
UC Irvine, DBH (Donald Bren Hall) 1100
Doors open 6:50PM, Show 7PM-9:30PM
Kiwi (of Native Guns)
Filipino-American MC Kiwi will be screening his film Sounds of a New Hope about his work using hip-hop as an organizing tool in the people's movement for national liberation and democracy in the Philippines.
All proceeds will go toward the Anakbayan-USA Founding Congress happening on May 18th in here Chicago.
BAYAN USA & ILPS COMMUNITY MEETING - 6PM
FOLLOWED BY FILM SCREENING AND Q&A WITH KIWI & FILM DIRECTOR
Watch the trailer:
As the first overseas national chapter of Anakbayan, young organizers work to build the nationwide Filipino youth movement that clearly recognizes the integral role of US-born and migrant Filipino youth in the struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy in the Philippines.
More info on Anakbayan: http://www.bakitwhy.com/anakbayanusa/blog/makibaka-huwag-matakot-anakbayan-usa-announces-founding-congress
Organizers from BAYAN-USA, Anakbayan-USA, and ILPS (International League of Peoples' Struggle) would like to invite community members to learn more this growing movement.
If you didn't make it to Little Tokyo this past August, see SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE like you've never seen it before...
SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE is a documentary film about the life of Filipino-American MC Kiwi and the growing use of hip-hop as an organizing tool in the people's movement for national liberation and democracy in the Philippines.
Filmmaker Eric Tandoc (DJ ET) is going to be remixing the film live using VIDEO DJing while scratching in new never-before-seen scenes that take you deeper into the life of Kiwi and the people's movement in the Philippines.
There will also be LIVE PERFORMANCES incorporated INTO the film, featuring Power Struggle, Krystle Tugadi, Shining Sons, Vicoy Bagongsigaw, and more... plus a special performance by Kiwi!
Asian Pacific Student Programs
Pilipino Studies Collective
New Skies Media
Filipino Migrant Center
Much love to the good folks at Bakitwhy.com for coming out and covering the SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE event at Cal State Long Beach! Extra special thanks to Zeta Phi Rho for hosting as well as Krystle Tugadi, PAC Modern, Shining Sons, and Vicoy BagongSigaw for rocking the stage before the film!
And a big thanks to the students and audience for such an lively Q&A after the screening. It was fulfilling to see that they were so engaged with the film and had a lot of questions to ask. The last question, "Can you rap?" was the funniest. If you want to see the impromptu answer to that question click here. (Excuse the fumble on one of the lines, still working on it!)
In celebration of Pilipino American History Month, ZETA PHI RHO presents:
SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE. a documentary film about the life of Filipino-American MC Kiwi and the growing use of hip-hop as an organizing tool in the people's movement for national liberation and democracy in the Philippines.
Live performances by:
Plus a Q&A Session with:
Director of SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE
BEATROCK MUSIC will be in the house so you can purchase CDs, vinyl, and t-shirts from their entire catalogue! (Bambu, Power Struggle, The CounterParts, Fatgums, and more)
Host Jannelle So interviews Sounds of a New Hope director Eric Tandoc on Kababayan LA.
September 10, 2010
Shining Sons' performance of "Serve The People" at the SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE Live Remix on August 27, 2010
Power Struggle's performance of "Three Basic Problems" featuring Kiwi and Vicoy Bagongsigaw at the SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE Live Remix Concert in Little Tokyo last Friday.
Check out the new documentary I directed on the life and music of Nomi from the hip-hop group POWER STRUGGLE. From Africa to the Midwest to the Philippines, this film chronicles Nomi's life journey and personal transformation through political awakening.
Catch him live at the SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE Live Remix Concert this Friday!
Shot and edited by Eric Tandoc
Interviewed by Tadashi Nakamura
You can purchase POWER STRUGGLE's new album "REMITTANCES" at:
Eric Tandoc (ET) is a cultural worker from Anakbayan LA who creates art to educate, inspire, and motivate people to take action in changing today's society. As a filmmaker and video DJ from the Mass Movement crew, ET fuses his passion for music and film towards advancing the movement for genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines and worldwide. "We live only one life and for how long is unknown, so we must do as much as we can to push forward our people's struggle in the time that we have - now."
Kiwi Coming to you from the Bay Area (by way of Los Angeles), Kiwi has been holding it down in the independent hip hop scene for nearly a decade, rocking shows from California to New York to the Philippines. Representing one-third of Filipino hip hop group Native Guns, he was recently featured as the lead subject of documentary "Sounds of a New Hope," and is currently working on his upcoming full-length album, "Love and Justice."
Power Struggle is rapper Nomi accompanied by producers Mister REY and Fatgums. Spitting raw insight with a grimy Midwest flow, Nomi represents hard for those who live under the fingernails of society, yet celebrate life with every breath. Power Struggle reflects the life and times of workers, students, hustlers, artists, immigrants, revolutionaries, rejects, failures, redeemers and dreamers.
Gingee is the solo project of Marjorie Light, a DJ, educator and organizer from Los Angeles. Her music blends electronic, hip hop, and world beats with poetic lyrics and instruments such as the Filipino Kulintang and Vietnamese Dan Bao. Her songs are vital reflections of her travels, emotional journeys and her experiences as a woman of color.
Shining Sons is an up and coming group from the Eastside of Long Beach. Intellect and Jedi are twin brothers who have turned their lives around from gang banging through learning about people's struggles in the U.S. and back home in the Phillipines. Now they spread awareness through hip-hop and community organizing with Anakbayan LA to create social change in communities worldwide.
Krystle Tugadi Southern California Native, Krystle Tugadi, is an up and coming vocalist to definitely watch out for. Growing up, she discovered that music was her safe haven and her true calling in life. She grew up learning the piano and focused on harnessing her vocal ability. With a plethora of different artists that influenced her music, Krystle has found her niche in the music scene as an R&B/Soul/Folk artist. With Krystle's soulful stylings and drive for music, we expect big things for this amazing performer - so make sure to keep an eye on this girl.
Menchie Caliboso is the guitarist and vocalist of rock band Feed The Feeble. After living in Long Beach, San Francisco and Seattle, Menchie is currently settled in Boston to study music therapy at Berklee College of Music. Wherever she is, she always finds a way to connect with the community through art and activism. She plans on returning to Long Beach when the breakwater is taken down. Restore the shore!
Vicoy Bagongsigaw was born and raised in the Philippines and is now residing in the U.S. He became an MC to share the knowledge and experiences that he has gained by being able to witness the lives of FIlipinos and Fil-Ams. "With the help of my kasamas, hopefully people would even take time to ask themselves why they have to leave our homeland, the Philippines."
k.see hails from Queens, NY; picked up nine years of North Jersey love; and now lives in Long Beach, CA. She lives for the people, loves the people, writes poems and songs for the people. She is inspired by the people, serves, and fights on a daily basis for the people.
Two Native Guns battle each other for turntable supremacy..
Who you think is gonna win?
Witness it for the first time ever at the SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE Live Remix Concert next Friday, August 27th 2010 at JACCC Plaza in Downtown LA!
Check out that STACKS DJ Abel video that Phatty learned from here!
SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE Live Remix Concert
Friday, August 27, 2010
Little Tokyo, Downtown LA
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
"Bayan Bayan Ko" is a revolutionary reggae song from the Philippines that will be performed live by Krystle Tugadi, Kayla DLR, k.see, and Menchie Caliboso (of Feed the Feeble) at the SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE LIVE REMIX Concert on August 27th .
The original song is written by youth from a cultural group called Tabak-Baguio.
You can download "Bayan Bayan Ko" here.
You can download a FREE EP from Feed The Feeble at feedthefeeble.bandcamp.com
SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE
Live Remix Concert
Friday, August 27th, 2010
244 S. San Pedro Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012
The film will be re-mixed and re-edited LIVE on two turntables (using video DJ technology) with new, never-before-seen scenes.
The evening will feature a FREE outdoor screening & concert in beautiful Downtown LA, with live performances that are integrated INTO the film.
Food trucks provided by:
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Fil Am Arts
Pilipino Artist Network
Filipino Migrant Center
Mark your calendars everybody!!!
SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE Live Remix Concert
JACCC Plaza, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010, 7pm
See SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE like you've never seen it before...
I'm going to be remixing the film live using VIDEO DJing and scratching in new never-before-seen scenes that take you deeper into the life of Kiwi and the people's movement in the Philippines.
There will also be LIVE PERFORMANCES integrated INTO the film, featuring Power Struggle, Krystle Tugadi, Shining Sons, Vicoy Bagongsigaw, Gingee, and more... plus a special performance by Kiwi with video projection in the background!
Spread the word!!!
photo by Jay Davis
A rare opportunity to catch some classic LA short documentaries, all made by students in the UCLA Ethnocommunications class taught by Robert Nakamura.
810LOGY (2004), my first documentary to ever make it into a film festival, is about the history and growth of my multi-ethnic skateboard crew from Westside Long Beach, 810 CREW!
There will be a special appearance by Ralph Santos, a.k.a. Shark!
You also don't want to miss the documentary film that was most influential to me when I first started out, BEATS, RHYMES, & RESISTANCE (1997). It's the first film I ever saw about Filipinos in Hip-Hop, specifically in LA. It was at this film's community premiere at SIPA in Historic Filipinotown that I first saw KIWI perform.
So in reality, this is the origin of my film, SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE (2009).
ETHNO LA: A retrospective of films from the UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications.
Monday, May 10, 7 pm
Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
This is a FREE event! Reception to follow program at Westwood Brewing Company.
Finally a trailer! To see the full version, you can peep the upcoming screenings in the LA / Long Beach area..
March 31, 2010 @ 9pm
PUKA BAR, Long Beach | ET's 30th BIRTHDAY BASH
April 22, 2010 @ 8pm
UCLA, Moore 100 | POWER IN NUMBERS concert tour
The Bay Area is really giving a lot of love to Sounds of a New Hope! But this time it's playing on the east side of the Bay Bridge to celebrate Andres Bonifacio's birthday and the anniversary AnakBayan-East Bay.
AB-East Bay is an organization that engages, organizes, and mobilizes youth and students in the East Bay around the collective interests of poor and working-class Filipino communities living in the United States and links these struggles to the popular campaigns for jobs, land, education, civil, and political rights, and social services waged by youth in the Philippines.
Bay Area youth!! Y'all should check out this dope event and get involved with AB! Live performances by POWER STRUGGLE and more.. with DJ PSANI (Something Fresh x Mass Movement) spinning jams all night!
WHAT: "I Hella Love the People" AnakBayan East Bay's Anniversary
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 5th, 2009 (7-10pm)
WHERE: East Side Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA
Rebolusyon ni Bonifacio! Isulong Mo! Isulong Mo!
Artistic Director/Film programmer: Mauro Feria Tumbocon, Jr.
Schedule of screenings:
Friday, November 20, 1-5 pm
Our stories from the 'hood
Legend (Mark Villegas, dir & prod; 5 min, 2009)
Got Book? Auntie Helen’s Gift of Books (Florante Pete Ibanez, dir; UCLA Department of World Arts & Culture/Center for EthnoCommunications, prod; 8:45 min, 2005) - short documentary on Helen Brown, the founder of Pilipino American Reading Room & Library
Sounds of a New Hope (Eric Tandoc, dir; Mass Movement & Sine Patriyotiko, prods; 41 min, 2009) - Tandoc follows Filipino American rap artist, Kiwi, through his work with youth both in the US and the Philippines where he uses music to raise political consciousness.
In a weird, crazy world of my neighbors:
Hilarity ensues when Filipinos celebrate reunion;
imagination soars through moments of craziness and mayhem.
The Reunion (Pio Candelaria, dir/prod; 3 min, 2009)
The San Miguel Family Reunion (Theophilus Jamal & Joel Rosal, dirs; MojaStudio & PhlipFLIX Productions, prods; 14:23 min, 2008)
Alice, Interrupted (Theophilus Jamal, dir; MojaStudio LLC, prod; 10 min, 2009) – A special preview screening
Bunot/Husk (Ivy Universe Baldoza, dir/prod; 7:08 min, 2008)
Nekro (Crisostomo Juan Andaluz, dir; Carl and Carl Productions, prod; 19:01 min, 2008)
Special Premiere US screening
Handumanan/Remembrance (Seymour Barros-Sanchez, dir; Red Room Productions, prod; 85 min, 2009)
Filipina model/actress ChinChin Gutierrez stars as romance novelist faces the difficult changes in her career and life.
All films are either in English or in different Filipino languages (Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinan, etc.) with English subtitles.
A short Q&A with filmmakers in attendance follows after all screenings.
All screenings are FREE to public.
Sounds of a New Hope will be screening at UC Santa Barbara's Multi-Cultural Center Theater this Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6pm.
Director: Karen Lin | 5 min | Video | 2009
A young boy’s imaginary journey to the music of the Electric Kulintang.
30 DAY PROMISE
Director: Shawn Lee | 9 min | Video | 2009
Vincent comes to terms with painful memories of heartbreak one autumn evening.
THE OTHER WAY ROUND
Director: Geoffrey Quan | 14 min | Video | 2008
Tomorrow morning, Lucia Grace Buenaflor will be deported from the only country she has ever known.
Director: Jean Paolo “Nico” Hernandez | 17 min | Video | 2009
A homeless thief trains his granddaughter to steal in order to survive their impoverished life.
SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE
Director: Eric Tandoc | 40 min | Video |2008
Sharing life experiences, beats, and rhymes, Kiwi makes connections in the Philippines, inspiring the next generation to continue the ongoing struggle for freedom.
For all the Bay Area fam, Sounds of a New Hope is playing this Sunday, October 4th, 2009, at 5pm in San Francisco at the PeliKULa! Pin@y Film Series organized by Kularts!
PeliKULa! Pin@y Film Series
First Sundays of the Month
Dim the lights, silence your cell phones, butter your popcorn, sit back and relax as Kularts presents its first Pin@y Film series featuring works by today's leaders in cutting-edge Pin@y cinema.
5pm, Sun OCT 4
Art for Social Change (Documentaries)
*Add $3 to your admission at the door, and we will donate that $3 directly to relief efforts in the Philippines*
Hip Hip Mestizaje: Racialization,
Resonance, and Filipino American
Knowledge of Self
Director: Mark Villegas
Why Filipinos, why hip hop? A coast-to-coast exploration of Filipinos immersion into the hip hop movement, highlighting the cultural and racial impact of colonization on Filipino artists.
Sounds of a New Hope
Director: Eric Tandoc
Co-presented by ALAY
Growing up around LAs neighborhood gangs in the 90s, a young Filipino-American named Kiwi (Jack DeJesus) became an MC and community organizer, using hip-hop to raise consciousness for genuine democracy. Through sharing life experiences, beats, and rhymes, youth from San Mateo to Metro Manila make connections across oceans that inspire the next generation to continue the ongoing struggle for freedom.
Director: Egay Navarro
Free-thinking independent artists catapulted Baguio into a vital art center of the Philippines in the late 80s such as Roberto Villanueva's art installation of his own cremation - outdoors, in the middle of Baguio City, mourners circled his funeral pyre, chanting and dancing to the beat of gangsa gongs.
Director: Wilfred Galila
A haunting art film calling for environmental awareness and action in response to the largest oil spill in Philippine history.
Q&A Panel: Eric Tandoc, Suzanne Llamado (Baguio Arts Guild), Wilfred Galila, and Kiwi
Moderated by Irene Faye Duller
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Here's another compilation of classics made with emotion from the heart.. for all those who know what that warm fuzzy feels like. :)
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Here's a new compilation I just made of songs I'm feeling right now. Shout out to the music blog Blind I For The Kids that the homie Elow just put me on to. Super fresh new sounds coming out that crew..
This comp also features exclusive tracks from SHINING SONS and NIKO PAG-ASA, some up-and-coming emcees from the LBC.
Feel free to share it with the homies.. Enjoy!
3 years after her son's passing, Dilla's mom is still struggling with legal battles in the unjust system that won't let her or his kids see any royalties from his music.
Read more about it in the new Vibe article, The Battle for J Dilla's Legacy and cop a shirt to help out Ma Dukes.
But this one right here's free for the people y'all..
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Back into time...
Here's my first ever mixtape, released on my 25th birthday back in 2005. I put a lot of heart into this one.. with an instrumental at the end for folks to freestyle to. Most of the homies already have this one. But for those of you who don't, enjoy!
Cover artwork by Mark Canto (aka ROOTS)
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So here's a little mixtape I cooked up in November 07 for my friend Luisa's birthday and to baptize my newly arrived Rane TTM-56 mixer. (The best mixer ever made by humankind)
It's just a collection of jams that I was feeling, since I hadn't made a mix in over a year. This one's for the people y'all..
PLANET EARTH WAS MY PLACE OF BIRTH pt. 1
1. Tempreezy - Babu
2. When I Die - Motherlode
3. Think Twice - INI
4. Smiling Billy Suite Pt. 2- The Heath Brothers
5. Do Your Thing - Trinidad and Tobago Steel All Stars
6. Everlasting Bass (ET Remix) - Rodney O & Joe Cooley
7. I Believe In Miracles - The Jackson Sisters
8. Keepin' The Faith (break) - De La Soul
9. Saturday Love - Cherelle feat. Alexander O'Neal
10. The Telephone Call - Kraftwerk
11. I Would Die 4 U - Prince
12. Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn & John
13. Mishaps Happening - Quantic