My sophomore blog right now contains images of my own. My old blog, circa 2008, was combined with other web finds. I just thought I’d resurrect a sample of my old blog …
A video collection of Americans singing in Tagalog, the native language of the Philippines.
First off is Tara Lynn, a member of Peace Corps, who took a liking to a song by Yeng Constantino.
Most of the videos here are taken from circa 2008. Since then, she has learned a lot of Tagalog words and already performed in front of a crowd in the Philippines. She has also successfully encouraged her friend to sing Tagalog songs with her.
The next one is arguably the most famed foreign musician singing in a different language. AkosiChrisTV made his own youtube page of his recordings. Like Tara Lynn, he has been featured to a lot of TV sightings in the Philippines.
His slogan: “It’s OPM with an American twist, I call it jOePM.” His recordings has been digitally available since April this year. He also have visited the Philippines a number of times before and after Filipino recognition. Throughout the existence of his Youtube page, he has gained over 5,000 subscribers and 1.5 mil views. He now has an album and has been a favorite guest player of Filipino bands in the Philippines.
Isiak Holiday Jr. has performed to a popular noontime show in the Philippines. Here he is and his piano playing a song from a Filipino star veteran, Gary Valenciano.
He succeeded on his goal to perfect pronunciation of Tagalog words he uses in the songs he sings. He also have recorded this song producing physical and digital copies.
There have been many foreigners who followed suit in pursuing of singing in the native language of the Philippines. Again dates back in 2008, this last one has also been featured to small TV news segments. Not as popular, but one I really love plainly because he’s covering an all-time favorite song of mine, “Buloy”.
Singing a song not of our own tongue is something most people won’t even dare try, even speaking it is a challenge. For us Filipinos, we can’t help but smile to the amusing attempts and accents that are squeaking by their lines. What really admires us in is their extensive appreciation to our language and their passion to Original Pinoy Music.