Welcome to Archipelago Music, a blog that will serve to promote new Philippine music (OPM) from the regions. It attempts to empower regional music, especially those sung in the various regional languages of the archipelago like Ilokano, Bikol, Kapampangan, Waray-Waray, Meranaw, etc., amidst the dominance of Tagalog and Pinoy English songs and music videos in the world of OPM.
This is one of the advocacy projects of Kalalangan Kamaru, a multidisciplinary team of Kapampangan youth seeking to develop and propagate Kapampangan pride, culture, and language to the Kapampangan youth. This time, it extends its ideologies to the other ethnolinguistic groups to empower the regions more and make the Philippines a truly multicultural yet unified nation.
The issue of a Tagalog- and English-centric OPM was first raised in GMA-7's "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho" in their segment "Promdi Rock." It was Kalalangan Kamaru actually who fed them the idea of making a feature on that topic, including another segment that featured TV dramas from the regions.
Watch the "Promdi Rock" segment below:
So to all the Filipinos from the regions, let us altogether develop this blog. Be a correspondent.