Our country has so many amazing Filipino authors and artists but they often struggle with putting their creations out there. But thanks to the rise of media sharing platforms like podcasts, these artists can now be able to reach audiences across the country and the world.
“Tula Somebody: Pagbasa sa Panitikang Pilipino” is a new upcoming podcast series that provides an avenue for Filipino writers to share their beautiful and moving words to be read to listeners by a celebrity guest. It is set to premiere on Monday, September 21, with hip-hop artist BLKD reciting poems by Jose F. Lacaba, popularly known as Pete Lacaba, followed by a short interview and reflection on the text, encouraging the audience to have a deeper appreciation of our homegrown literature.
The “Tula Somebody” series will be launched on The Linya-Linya Show in partnership with the Philippines’ first podcast network, PumaPodcast.
“Maraming magagandang akda ang mga Pilipinong makata. Iyon nga lang, masasabing limitado ang access ng publiko para mabasa o mapakinggan ang mga ito,” said Ali Sangalang, Linya-Linya co-owner and host of The Linya-Linya Show podcast. “Susubukin nating mas ilapit ang panitikan sa kabataang Pilipino. Bibigyan natin ng ibang atake ang mga classic o kahit mga bagong akda, na sana, makasabay sa interes ng henerasyong ito.”
(“There are many works by Filipino writers. However, the public has limited access to them. Our goal is to make these works of literature more accessible to young Filipinos. We will offer a different approach to classics and modern pieces that will hopefully spark interest in this new generation.”)
“Sana maging simula ito ng higit na pagpapahalaga ng mas maraming Pilipino sa panitikan, at sa pagiging Pilipino,” he added.
(“We hope that this will be the start of a renewed appreciation among many Filipinos for literature and for being proudly Pinoy.”)
Find it on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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