SOS UP Diliman holds world premiere of music video on lumad

THE Save Our Schools (SOS) Network in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman will hold a world premiere of "Salupongan" music video at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Film Center (Cine Adarna), UP Diliman.

The SOS Network is a group of professors, university officials, representatives, staff, students and artists that work with lumad schools in Mindanao.

The music video, directed by Carlos Siguion Reyna, features over a hundred musicians and actors, including John Arcilla, Aiza Seguerra, Isay Alvarez, Robert Seña, Bayang Barrios, Mae Paner, Christopher de Leon, Edgar Mortiz, Bimbo Cerrudo, Cris Villonco, Lorenz Martinez, Myke Salomon and music groups like Baihana, Patatag, UP Cherubim and Seraphim, Coro de Sta. Cecilia, along with a dozen lumad musicians.

Representatives from the lumad communities in Mindanao, led by Bay Bibyaon, a chieftain, will also join the music video launch. There will be a director's talk and live performances from guest artists.

The world premiere will serve as a venue to step up the campaign against the intensifying militarization, violations, and killings of Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao.

Fittingly, "Salupongan" music video calls on everyone to come together to defend and uphold the rights, welfare, and future of the lumads.

For inquiries and confirmation, contact the SOS secretariat at mobile number 09088147488 or email sosupdiliman@gmail.com. (PR)

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