Decades of history back up the legacy of Baguio folk/ country music. From the American occupation to its huge role in producing anti- Martial Law anthems in the ’ 70s, its roots are deep in the city’s soil. It remains the have now branched out.
Malaki yung folk and country music dito, lalo na noong World War II hanggang ’80s. Dinala ng American soldiers ang folk dito since they stayed here the longest, retired here, and built the city,” Turncoats bassist, Troy, shares. Alain describes the city’s current sound as “80 percent folk, country, blues, and reggae, 20 percent everything else.”
The city’s scene has grown since folk music’s beginnings there. Baguio folk lives on through blues/ rock artists like Caesar Salcedo and folk musicians like Mac Castelo. But bands like the jazz/soul/hip- hop fusion Skydive Academy keep the scene fresh.
“There’s a considerable amount of diversity here in Baguio. We also got musicians bringing in their electronic, music scene,” Jethro Sandico of Skyline Academy says. “I believe it’s becoming a little more open- minded, barriers