13 episodes

Muni-Muni Stories podcast is a love letter to Filipiniana, inviting more reflection or pagmuni-munihan on our culture. It is an offshoot of the curated playlists of Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL), which were introduced during the initial months of the pandemic, and feature selections from the library’s Himig Collection. Muni-Muni Stories is currently co-produced by FHL and Podcast Network Asia.

Muni-Muni Stories Filipinas Heritage Library and Podcast Network Asia

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Muni-Muni Stories podcast is a love letter to Filipiniana, inviting more reflection or pagmuni-munihan on our culture. It is an offshoot of the curated playlists of Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL), which were introduced during the initial months of the pandemic, and feature selections from the library’s Himig Collection. Muni-Muni Stories is currently co-produced by FHL and Podcast Network Asia.

    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 12: Recap Finale with Moy Ortiz and Krina Cayabyab

    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 12: Recap Finale with Moy Ortiz and Krina Cayabyab

    In a pandemic, what does it mean to archive our musical heritage? This recap episode of Muni-Muni Stories answers that question by contemplating the nature of the OPM Archive: a living, advocacy-driven, and crowd-sourced repository that links creators and lovers of Philippine music. By recording and analyzing the songs and their stories, this living archive enacts the aural evolution of Filipino culture. Moy Ortiz and Krina Cayabyab track that evolution as they recall past episodes’ highlights. On the way, they discover new directions in the making and reception of music, reaching past the times of crisis.

    Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.

    For updates regarding the episode upload schedules, follow Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive on Facebook.

    The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is s a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines and its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino. FHL is  under the Arts and Culture Division of the Ayala Foundation.

    Ayala Foundation (AFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. As a believer in creating shared value and inclusive business, it has four key program areas—Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

    • 50 min
    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 11: Heber Bartolome - Tayo'y Mga Pinoy

    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 11: Heber Bartolome - Tayo'y Mga Pinoy

    What are the roots of Philippine folk rock? OPM icon Heber Bartolome unearths them in classical and bandurria music as well as in the 1960s-70s rock scene. This recollection touches on the challenges of turning love of country into music. An illustrative case is this episode’s centerpiece Tayo’y Mga Pinoy, a song that wards off Philippine self-images in colonial mirrors. Bartolome also dwells on Alumusal, Nena, and other tunes portraying the lives of ordinary folk or (as Filipinos say) of Juan de la Cruz.


    Check out or book recommendation complementary to this episode: https://podlink.co/4398c4


    Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.

    For updates regarding the episode upload schedules, follow Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive on Facebook.

    The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is s a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines and its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino. FHL is  under the Arts and Culture Division of the Ayala Foundation.

    Ayala Foundation (AFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. As a believer in creating shared value and inclusive business, it has four key program areas—Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

    • 34 min
    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 10: Up Dharma Down (UDD) - Tadhana

    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 10: Up Dharma Down (UDD) - Tadhana

    The choice output of Up Dharma Down (UDD) is hard to miss. Four songs, each from a separate album, are this episode’s core: Oo, Silid, Tadhana, and Crying Season. UDD shores up insights from shaping their albums and curating track lists. Recalling their influences, the band members open a window into the music scene’s mid-2000s rebirth. They look back on soundtracks of the sawi, the heartbroken, and on their role as trailblazers in creating synth-heavy tunes.

    Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.

    For updates regarding the episode upload schedules, follow Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive on Facebook.

    The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is s a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines and its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino. FHL is  under the Arts and Culture Division of the Ayala Foundation.

    Ayala Foundation (AFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. As a believer in creating shared value and inclusive business, it has four key program areas—Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

    • 40 min
    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 9: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Zia Quizon & Karylle - Mambobola

    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 9: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Zia Quizon & Karylle - Mambobola

    In Episode 9 with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Zia Quizon, & Karylle, we discuss the role of TV and digital streaming in the consumption and enjoyment of music. Representing different genres and spaces for music, the mother-daughter trio explain how the pandemic fostered an environment for innovation and collaboration among creatives amidst the crisis. This episode also highlights Mambobola, a sassy and playful pop tune written and produced in the late 1980s as a timeless OPM hit.


    Check out or book recommendation complementary to this episode:: https://podlink.co/2869d5



    Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.

    For updates regarding the episode upload schedules, follow Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive on Facebook.

    The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is s a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines and its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino. FHL is  under the Arts and Culture Division of the Ayala Foundation.

    Ayala Foundation (AFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. As a believer in creating shared value and inclusive business, it has four key program areas—Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

    • 58 min
    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 8: Raymund Marasigan - Betamax

    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 8: Raymund Marasigan - Betamax

    Episode 8 with Raymund Marasigan explores the role of places in music. Place-names abound in lyrics and album titles by his many bands Sandwich, Pedicab, Basement Lung, Cambio, and the Eraserheads. The exchange on the highlighted song Betamax pays tribute to Sandwich’s OPM heroes. Raymund ponders the lesson of moving forward in creativity as in life journeys. Repeated in the lyrics, Padayon can be Philippine music’s mantra in tumultuous change.


    Check out or book recommendation complementary to this episode: https://podlink.co/kyw


    Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.

    For updates regarding the episode upload schedules, follow Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive on Facebook.

    The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is s a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines and its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino. FHL is  under the Arts and Culture Division of the Ayala Foundation.

    Ayala Foundation (AFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. As a believer in creating shared value and inclusive business, it has four key program areas—Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

    • 37 min
    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 7: Hotdog - Manila and Muling Kagat (with Paolo Garcia)

    Muni-Muni Stories Ep. 7: Hotdog - Manila and Muling Kagat (with Paolo Garcia)

    Muling Kagat, the topic of this episode, is a one-of-a-kind tribute album to the 1970s band Hotdog. The album produced by Paolo Garcia includes a new version of the band’s hit song "Manila" along with unreleased song covers. It commemorates his late father’s work and gives this generation a fresh introduction to the Hotdog legacy. This episode discovers parallels between the “Manila” remake and the changing moods of the city Filipinos celebrate up-close and in other shores.


    Check out or book recommendation complementary to this episode: https://podlink.co/qx7


    Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.

    For updates regarding the episode upload schedules, follow Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive on Facebook.

    The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is s a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines and its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino. FHL is  under the Arts and Culture Division of the Ayala Foundation.

    Ayala Foundation (AFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. As a believer in creating shared value and inclusive business, it has four key program areas—Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

    • 31 min

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Learning the history behind the popular songs I hear growing up or blasted on speakers while on a Jeep is indeed a good to muni-muni. Listening to the song is one thing but knowing the work, thoughts, and art these pinoy artist(s) has put into it behind the scenes is truly inspiring. Kudos to the team and movement behind Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive. Thank you for this.

*I especially enjoyed Ep 2 with Pia & Saab sharing FrancisM’s life as an artist. I too grew up in the 90’s & totally related to the music scene described. I looked up to Francis as a hero for my generation. ✌🏽☮️♥️

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