Every year, organizers from the Magkaisa Centre hold a concert “Roots, Rhymes, & Resistance” to celebrate the Filipino-Canadian community’s culture of resistance while creating a venue for young local Filipino-Canadians to express themselves. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Filipino Women’s Resistance” and featured several talented acts while also debuting the FenaxiZ video “Power” from his 2012 album “Vintage.”
“Power” was Directed and edited by members of the Magkaisa Centre and features verses from FenaxiZ, Dagamuffin, Kris Blade, and Kimmortal.
Official press release below:
“These Filipinos got nerve! Yeah, you know we fly.” – Jean-Marc “Dagamuffin” Daga.
If “Power” proves anything, it’s that there is strength in numbers.
This collaboration is a first between artists from the Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance’s (UKPC/FCYA) Ontario and B.C. chapters with FenaxiZ and Dagamuffin representing Toronto while Kris Blade and Kimmortal hold it down for Vancouver.
It is fitting, then, that the resulting track transcends geographic boundaries – similar to the movements of the global Filipino diaspora.
Driven forward by a haunting piano sample over militant drums, “Power” unites the four MCs as they call for their community to “educate, mobilize, and organize” on the road to genuine equality for Filipino women, youth, and workers.
Produced by Jobe Wan Kenobi, “Power” originally appeared on FenaxiZ’s third album “Vintage” (available for download at www.fenaxiz.com).