‘AgriKultura’ holds solidarity gig for agricultural workers

Artista ng Rebolusyong Pangkultura (Arpak) and Artists for Anakpawis will hold a solidarity concert and artists' fair to highlight the struggle of agricultural workers. The concert is scheduled today, from 1 to 10 p.m. at Picked Cafe and Gallery, Tunasan, Muntinlupa City.

In the first part of the program, an artists' fair will open coinciding with a screening of “Sa Ngalan ng Tubo” (Remastered) by Tudla Productions, a short documentary about the Hacienda Luisita Massacre.

The film showing will be followed by a solidarity gig, which will feature speakers from different organizations like the Federation of Agricultural Workers (Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura [UMA]). Various artists and bands, including Past Forward, Switchbitch, Barricade, Mocksmile, Limbs, No Way Out, Asoge, JK-ULTRA, ahju$$i, and Promote Violence will perform to show their support for the rural proletariat. Meanwhile, merch and artworks from Hippie Pixie, Visiblesignal, Marian Hukom, and many others will be available at the fair.

AgriKultura underscores the struggle of agricultural workers and the exploitation they face — very low and slave-like wages, irregular work and employment, lack of benefits such as health care, and inhumane working conditions. Most farmers and farm workers in the Philippine countryside continue to be denied the right to own land. If not deprived, farmers are evicted from the land they cultivate.

Credit belongs to : www.manilatimes.net

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