LA’s Pilipino Workers Center drops catchy song urging community to get vaxxed
 
 
 
 
 
 

LA’s Pilipino Workers Center drops catchy song urging community to get vaxxed

/ 11:23 AM May 04, 2022

LOS ANGELES – The Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California collaborated with popular Filipino musicians to produce an upbeat song encouraging Filipinos to shield themselves and others from Covid by getting vaccinated.

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The song entitled “Get Vaccinated,” featuring a blend of English and Tagalog, comes from the State of California’s partnership with 10 community-based groups which in turn partnered with musicians and artists to produce the record,

PWC also issued a social media dance challenge, inviting viewers to record their own dance videos and share them on social media.

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Participants can follow PWC’s choreography or develop their own moves dancing to the Get Vaccinated song and then post it on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok with the hashtag #PWCGetVaccinated.

They can challenge up to three friends to share their best dance moves by tagging them in the post. For additional participation details, visit the PWC Social Media Tool Kit.

“This upbeat song connects with our community, especially those coping with the stress and trauma of the pandemic,” said Malou Villacisneros, PWC external relations director. “

The statewide “Vaccinate ALL 58” COVID-19 campaign first launched in 2021 features projects in Los Angeles, Oakland, Bakersfield, Sacramento, San Diego, Oxnard, Fresno and Alameda, engaging Latino, Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Indigenous artists and communities.

“It’s inspiring to see community groups and artists, who have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working together to create powerful art,” said Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation.

About the Musicians: 

Jonathan Buencamino (vocals) is a Filipino singer, musician, and lead vocalist of the Filipino pop-rock band, Introvoys. He has one of the most distinctive voices in the OPM/Pinoy Rock scene.

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Paco Arespacochaga (drums) is a Filipino musician, songwriter, and drummer for the Filipino pop-rock band Introvoys. He’s received numerous Gold and Multi-Platinum awards, as well as the Guillermo Mendoza Award.

Melody Del Mundo (vocals) is a Filipina singer, musician, and original vocalist of the 90’s dream-pop band, Sugar Hiccup. She received an Awit Award (the Philippine equivalent of a Grammy) for best alternative recording.

QT Paduano (vocals, songwriter, line producer) is a Filipina singer and lead vocalist of the band Agaw Agimat, known for its pop-punk-rock songs with messaging centered on political and social issues.

Francis “Kiko” Reyes (guitar) is best known for being the guitarist for the Filipino rock band, The Dawn. He was the chief radio announcer and musical director for the rock station NU107.5 FM and uses the on-air stage name, Francis Brew.

Mike Villegas (songwriter, musical arranger) is a musician, composer, and arranger. He has performed with and written many songs for OPM bands and artists such as Color It Red, Rizal Underground, Bayang Barrios, Jet Pangan, and Aiza Seguerra.

For more information on COVID-19 and the latest public health information, visit covid19.ca.gov.

To find a vaccine near you, visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255.

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