Cebuano music ta bai!


If you’re a foreigner bravely exploring the busy and mini streets of the Philippines, American or not, you’ve probably heard people address you as “Hey Joe!”!

For most Filipinos, it is our simple way of saying hello. (Yes, we’re that friendly!) It might be puzzling for first timers but those who have been here and are staying here for good, this is something worth talking about – it may even be the reason why this group of American singers called their Cebuano-singing group Hey Joe Show!

Let’s get down to the real reason for this post and that’s to show you my latest favorite LSS song My Morena Girl. I’m guessing before the week ends, I should have the lyrics memorized! hehe πŸ™‚

Without further ado, here is My Morena Girl by Hey Joe Show! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Oh they even got Cebuano covers for other LSS songs, so check them out on YouTube because for sure this video won’t be enough! πŸ™‚ Aren’t they just adorable and cute talking and singing in Cebuano? For sure, they got a lot of morena girls lining up for them now!

This is what I love about songs and music, it knows no race, no boundaries, no language – it’s just that powerful! I can’t thank the music gods enough for such a gift!


VISPOP Songs: Intergalactic Gugma & Balay ni Mayang

I am a great lover of music, from the hits of the 80’s, to the rhythms of reggae and even to the sometimes corny Bisrock.

If you ever see me in concerts, no matter how far I am from the stage, I am the one always cheering and dancing to the music. Am I a drug addict, nope? Just a music addict!! πŸ˜‰

Music is my vitamins and I could never live without it.

Just sharing two of new songs I like that are products of the Vispop (Visayan Pop) Songwriting Contest. It is now on its second year and the songs from the 1st year are now already being played on the airways. (much to my delight as I think Cebuanos are talented musicians/composers/singers and deserve attention as well)

This is my favorite entry for the Vispop 2.0 Visayan Music Composition.

“Intergalactic Gugma”
Words and music by Keith Dinauto and Kaye Dinauto
Interpreted by Tony Alfonso and Kaye Dinauto

The one below is from from the first Vispop Competition.

“Ang Balay Ni Mayang”
Interpreted by Martina San Diego and Kyle Wong
Words and music by Marianne Dungog and Kyle Wong

Hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do! πŸ˜‰

(Credit goes to youtube for videos above.)

nmed 05/29/14 @ 11:25am

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