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BAGWIS Releases “UMALPAS KA!”: Rare Album of Unreleased Tracks to Support Fil-Am Youth Movement

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Purchase the Album Now on at Soulworks Records! CHICAGO – BAGWIS, a musical and performance group collective of Filipino immigrant and U.S. born activists, cultural workers, and musicians is releasing UMALPAS KA! (Break Free!) as a digital download available from Soulworks Records. UMALPAS KA! is the second release by the Chicago band and is a […]

FREE SHOW, New band member, One Movement!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Catch us for a free show at the Funky Buddha Lounge at 728 W Grand Ave. Get there before 10 PM and mention “BAGWIS” at the door to ensure your free entrance. This is going to be a very special show for us. This is officially our first full band and full set performance since […]

Change of guard, photo shoot, workshops and immigrant rights!

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

A new season is blooming beneath the ash of yet another Chicago winter and Bagwis is getting ready for a busy schedule for the next coming months… with a few new changes to the line up! After a few months of being on performance hiatus, BAGWIS has begun lining up its spring workshops and performance […]

Supporting AIDS Awareness

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Je Cacnio Nepomuceno (Singer, songwriter and collective member of Bagwis) is currently working with BeHiv (Better Living with HIV) where she recently helped pull together the current Emerging Energy Art Exhibition of work from Art Therpy Clients and other supportive individuals. Among the artists is also Bagwis’ very own guitarist Raven Guerrero. Emerging Energy BEHIVs […]

Women Outloud!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

For quite sometime now, the good folks over at Insight Arts have supported Bagwis and the Filipino community in general. One of our dear friends and kasama Lani Montreal is now spear-heading the cultural activities at their new space Center for New Possibilities on Morse in Rogers Park. Some of you may know that a […]

New Website Format

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Hi everyone! We’ve finally migrated our site to the new wordpress platform. We will be working on getting more content available for all you beautiful people. Currently, the band will be taking a short break after several months of performing. We will be spending this winter recuperating and focus on creating new music, recording and […]