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by Aaron Carnes: In 2012, local experimental duo Grex recorded a playful, jazzy reworking of the Filipino national anthem. Before releasing it, Karl Evangelista—half of the band—got messages from family members in the Philippines asking him not to release the song. Unknown to him, it’s illegal to perform the national anthem in any way that departs from the original. And the kicker is that since Evangelista is related to progressive, anti-corruption politician Miriam Defensor Santiago, his releasing of the song could create a scandal…

Image courtesy of Grex