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Charm Liwanag


I'm a hunter of modern original Pinoy music.
Someday I want to have my own print or online underground OPM publication.
In 2 years I want to start an MA course in acoustics or sound engineering.

Fil-ams & hip-hop: An exploration

  • July 22, 2011, 8:15 a.m.
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UP College of Music presents Cipher of Styles: Exploring the Filipino Hip Hop Diaspora.

Akei Music Working Group Popular Music Initiative, Independent Cultural Xchange, the UP College of Music Department of Musicology and UP Manila Musicians' Organization (UP-MOrg) present:

Popular Music Series

Cipher of Styles:
Exploring the Filipino Hip Hop Diaspora

by Mark V

July 22, 2011 | Friday
Instrumentaryo Asyano, Abelardo Hall
College of Music, UP Diliman
Quezon City

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Mark Villegas is a filmmaker and b-boy from California. He grew up in Florida where he was immersed in the hip-hop scene where Filipino-Americans were integral. His films investigate and document the intimacies of Filipino and Filipino-Americans with hip-hop culture. He is also a Ph.D. student in the Culture and Theory Program at the University of California, Irvine. He received degrees in sociology and political science at the University of Florida and his master's degree in Asian-American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He recently presented a paper, "Cipher in the Dark: Filipino-American Significations of Hip-Hop," at the Association of Asian-American Studies Conference in New Orleans. His popular blog "Hip Hop Lives: Traditions of Filipino Performance" is coming to its 5th-year anniversary [].

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musiKolokya of the UP Department of Musicology

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Akei Music Working Group Popular Music Initiative

The Music Working Group of Akei believes that the Philippine music ecosystem and the elements constituting it--the artistes, industry personnel and education institutions--could all be further enhanced to make them all globally competitive. For our first program, the Popular Music Initiative, we will focus on popular music studies as a subdiscipline of musicology including its practice and media resources.​eiPH

Independent Cultural Xchange

Independent Cultural Xchange (ICX) aims to transform partying into an art (plat)form through delivering singular parties that are considered not as just events but more as experiences.​xparties


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