An International Webinar Series on Language & Communication Studies
A webinar organized in collaboration with Alamat Global Advocates
Eric Gerard H. Nebran
Educator, Translator, Illustrator
The Philippines is a diverse country and the Filipino experience is definitely multicultural and multilingual. Therefore, any nation-building endeavor should champion inclusivity. When PPop group ALAMAT burst into the scene in 2021, they showcased a concept that disrupted the monolithic tendencies of centers of production. Members hail from various parts of the archipelago and are singing in different languages. From then on, the group has released songs and music videos that carry their distinct Filipino “cultural” brand. In this talk, we will discuss how ALAMAT’s productions could be deployed as sources of instructional materials that encourage inclusive and equitable education. Conversations and insights abound: Filipino identifiers in “kbye,” our American colonial experience in “kasmala,” the sensual native body in “Say U Love Me,” the OFW phenomenon in ily ily, and the folk elements in “Aswang”.
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