More Filipino Spoken Word

by Leonard

Alex’s last posting with Beau Sia prompted me to think which other Filipino Spoken Word Poets I like. There are tons actually — some names I like are: Regie Cabico, Kiwi Illaphonte & Bambu and Rupert Estanislao. Favourite all-time though, has got the be the group that got me into Spoken Word — I Was Born With Two Tongues. Here’s the Tongues’ Marlon Esguerra — this piece makes me cry every time:

By the way, don’t forget that we have awesome Filipino Spoken Word performers here in Toronto and Canada-wide. Here’s a roll-call: Dagamuffin & the Magkaisa Centre peeps. Balance, Dean Vargas, Idriss/El Garcia. Myk Miranda, Dave Deen, R.Scribe. Christine Mangosing. Fenaxiz. Hari Malagayo Alluri. Camille Cendana, Ian Nillas. Carlo Sayo and the Kalayaan peeps out in Vancouver.

I wonder how many budding Spoken Word Poets there are out there that we haven’t heard from yet? Maybe someone who writes and recites in private but is secretly looking for that chance to hit a stage?

Do you write? Perform? Or have you ever wanted to try Spoken Word?

~ by Leonard on July 22, 2008.

10 Responses to “More Filipino Spoken Word”

  1. nice one Len! I’m glad you posted this, I’m new to this spoken word thing and don’t really know who to look for so this is useful (oh no, I can see me wasting alot of time on youtube now–like I need another excuse to procrastinate!).

    And hey, you forgot one of our local spoken word mini-celebs, a certain Mr. Leonard Cervantes, he’s pretty good too.

  2. im not sure if its disabled but ill try!

    SlapDash – Kultura Filipino Arts Festival from KidKulit on Vimeo.

  3. Len man!
    Lets bring this Marlon Dude down!

  4. haha yikes.

    time to record some more poetry videos where I actually memorized my piece.

  5. ya man, I tried looking you up on youtube but found nothing!

  6. i’m underground, guy.

  7. Yes Tito Len!!!… this piece is a classic… Marlon Esguerra is SICK WID IT!!!… good lookin on the shout out… you forgot Geologic from Seattle tho… plus i gotta say it… I cant front… YOU’RE still the sickest FIlipino on the mic… haha… BILEEDAT!!!… EASY!!!…

  8. ha, you guys kill me.

    yes, yes.. GeoLogic. Forgot that. I also forgot Marie Obana from Cali, Gina Magsombol from Chi-town and Kuttin’ Kandi in NYC.

    see, it truly is in our bloodline!

    (now when’s these poetry shows!? Daga i know you got one comin up… serve up the 411!)

  9. len – post some of your vintage stuff from fliptv😉

  10. YES LEN! I just discovered this post now, respect on the shout

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