Global Notes: Pinoy Rock

October 21, 2009

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The Chicago pinoy band "Bagwis" performing
The Philippines was colonized first by Spain in the 1500s. It was then handed over to the United States after the Spanish-American War. The Southeast Asian nation finally gained independence after World War II It's in this context that a unique form of Filipino pop music sprang up in the mid-twentieth century. The music is called Pinoy Rock. We're going to spend our edition of Global Notes with Radio M and mid-day host Tony Sarabia, focusing on Pinoy music and the Chicago pinoy band Bagwis.