Bayang Barrios, here in this episode, calls up memories that underpin two songs. Lodged in the featured song, “Malayo Man, Malapit Din” is the longing for a friend overseas. The heart's homeland doubles as she turns to “Katribo Ko,” dwelling on her life as a Manobo in Agusan del Sur. As a songwriter, Bayang lends her thoughts on the legacy of the Metropop and Philpop competitions, the former she won in 2003. More importantly, this episode highlights the space that music creates for our indigenous people in carving and preserving their own anthems. Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.
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