Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 37
A forerunner to Original Pilipino Music (OPM), the Manila Sound is a popular musical genre that flourished from the mid to late 1970s. Its stylistic origin can be traced to rock and roll, disco, a little bit of jazz, and funky music. From the term “Manila Sound,” the context of its songs is mainly urban because of the mileau of the singers and band members who grew up in the city. Thus, most of the lyrics are in reference of urban sprawl and downtown district like Manila by the Hotdogs “Hinahanap hanap kita Manila, ang ingay mong kay sarap sa tenga…” or “Si Annie Batumbakal na taga Frisco…” Renowned singer and member of the group The CompanY, Moy Ortiz will takes us to the seventies as we relive good music that masked a rather turbulent time.
- Guest speaker: Moy Ortiz
- Moderator: Rancho Arcilla
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Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.
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