You might’ve heard of “Kolateral” — a 12-track album backed by real data and narratives on the drug war. Featuring hip-hop artists like BLKD, Calix, Kartell’em, Muro Ami, and Tao, it’s been making the rounds for its well-researched and powerful message.
As always, the most frustrating part about resisting is that it seems we’re worlds away from progress. It has been almost three years since President Duterte started his deadly drug war, which has claimed the lives of a reported 20,000 people. While public uproar over the issue has generally been consistent, the war itself has still persisted. Just this month, a three-year-old girl was shot by police who were after her father.
On July 26, the local art scene is coming together in support of the victims of the deadly war on drugs at Kolaborasyon: Isang Gabi para sa Kolateral. Organized by Gabi na Naman productions, the show’s lineup includes Ang Bandang Shirley, The Ravelos, Kjah x Juss Rye, Shirebound and Busking, and Ja Quintana. Live art will be created by Ang Gerilya, Rob Cham, and Darlingkink, with poetry from Jam Pascual.
BLKD x Calix will also be performing a couple of songs off the album. Don’t forget to bring a flash drive (old or new) to get a copy of the album to stream in your local areas and communities.
Show your support by stopping by One Two Three Block, Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong from 9 p.m. onwards. Early-bird tickets are at Php 250 and door price is at Php 300. Register online here and stream Kolateral here. For updates, follow @GabiNaNaman on
Facebook, or through the event page.