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December 16, 2007

The cult hit 'O, Jo, Kaluguran Da Ka'

What kind of Kapampangan wouldn't know this cult hit by this local stand-up comedian named Ara Muna with his partner Jumari?

O, Jo, Kaluguran Da Ka reminds me of one of the common practices of polosadors which drive their Kapampangan songs instant hits: adapting the melody of a popular Western song (Sometimes When We Touch in this case) and turning it into Kapampangan.

Ara Muna's song however is in Tagalog-Kapampangan, but at least, he brought Kapampangan back to the masses on its verge of loss in the busy urban streets. May Ara Muna contribute to the saving of the Kapampangan language by making more novelty songs in Kapampangan!

Alright, so you haven't heard the song yet. Search the net. It's everywhere, even in the pirated CD-infested streets of Angeles.

Tinatanong kung mahal kita
At bakit nagkahiwalay
Sa puso ko’y di natanggap
Pagkat mahal kita
Ako’y nananalangin
Na makapiling ka
Ang ibig kong sabihin
Lahat ay gagawin ko

O, Jo, kaluguran da ka,
Kaluguran sobra sobra
Kasara da ring mata
Pantunan da ka
Lawen da ka angga king mate ku
Uling ika ing lulugud kaku
Lawen da ka, o, Jo
Anggang atin ka pang tau


Kapag naaalala
Ang kahapong kaysaya
Unti unting bumabalik
Ang tamis ng pagsinta
Ako’y nananalangin
Na makapiling ka
Ang ibig kong sabihin
Lahat ay gagawin

Ninais ko lang isuko ang ‘yong pagmamahal
Ako’y lalaki lamang, marunong magmahal

2 comments:

ara muna said...

hi, pasensiya kana now ko lang po na-open ur web site. we are very thanksful na u r talking about our song O' JO KALUGURAN DAKA. dakal pung salamat kareng suporta yu and we appealing to ur gud heart for ol the listeners & viewers of our song in internet, radio, tv and even in our gigs at blue jezz cafe every friday etc... pls. do support ol the kapampangan talents & artist... arti sta. rita, aslag kapampangan, rock kapampangan, totoy bato, aramuna&jumari etc...pls. do catch also our guesting at CLTV 36 MUSIC ZONE PRESENTS ARA MUNA...tnx po and god bless us all.........

kim said...

I heard their song while I was on a bus. I like their rendition. It's really nice. Thanks for the info. = )