Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 11: Heber Bartolome - Tayo'y Mga Pinoy

A Podcast on Filipino Music

What are the roots of Philippine folk rock? OPM icon Heber Bartolome unearths them in classical and bandurria music as well as in the 1960s-70s rock scene. This recollection touches on the challenges of turning love of country into music. An illustrative case is this episode’s centerpiece Tayo’y Mga Pinoy, a song that wards off Philippine self-images in colonial mirrors. Bartolome also dwells on Alumusal, Nena, and other tunes portraying the lives of ordinary folk or (as Filipinos say) of Juan de la Cruz.

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