Philpop 2013 finalist: Ganny Brown

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Ganny Brown's Philpop 2013 entry is about the inequality in Philippine society and the hope that transcends it

GANNY BROWN. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

MANILA, Philippines – Ganny Brown, dubbed “the clown of Davao,” found his fondness for music by listening to the radio and the humming of birds while feeding carabaos or water buffalos in his province. Brown serenaded around the local eateries, with the sincere intention of making those who watched him smile. 

Brown describes “Askal” as a commentary of our current society — some dogs are born to the elite while some are born just around the corner.

Through “Askal,” he comically relays to his listeners the contrasting lives some people live. He pays homage to those whose lives are not easy.

“Askal” is performed by duo Jose and Wally.

Video transcript:

Gusto ko yung musika.

(singing) Mitulo na, mitulo na, ang luha ning mga mata. (singing stops)

Parang nagustuhan ko ‘yung ganoong mga musika habang nagpapakain ng kalabaw. Probinsya eh, huni lang ng ibon ‘yung mapakinggan mo tapos may radiong mayroong sounds na ganoon, nakakatuwa ‘yon.

Ang ginawa ko, umawit ako sa mga kainan ng Davao City. Ako ‘yung clown nila. Natutuwa sila, ewan ko sa mukha ko siguro o sa awit ko. Kahit sabihin nating wala nang bayad, at least natuwa ‘yung mga tao.

(Singing) Naka-pormat na raw lahat ang buhay sa mundong ito, pumili ka nalang kung ano ang gusto mo, merong pusong mamon, meron ding pusong bato. (Singing stops)

Yung kanta kong “Askal,” komentaryo ko doon sa society natin. May mga aso na parang sabihin nating elite. Meron ding aso na dito lang nabi-breed sa tabi-tabi, yun ang askal.

Naihambing ko naman sa buhay ng tao, meron ding ganon na mga buhay. Hindi kasi magiging timplado ‘yung isang musika kung puro ka lang serious. Pero ‘pag nakatawa ‘yung tao, kahit sabihin pa nating masakit ‘yon, pero banayad siya kasi nakangiti siya.

(Singing) May halik hudas at meron ding ngiting aso. Grrrrrrrr. Woohoowoohoowoo. Aw-aw! Awoohoowoo. Aw-aw! (Singing stops)

Watch and listen to the music video:


– With reports from Sai Villafuerte/Rappler.com


Here are the profiles of the Philpop 2013 finalists:


1. Ganny Brown
Song: “Askal”
Interpreted by: Jose and Wally


2. Joey Ayala
Song: “Papel”
Interpreted by: Joey Ayala, Gloc-9 featuring Denise Barbacena


3. Johnoy Danao
Song: “Kung ‘Di Man”
Interpreted by: Ney Dimaculangan


4. Jungee Marcelo
Song: “Pansamantagal”
Interpreted by: Sitti and Julianne Tarroja


5. Kennard Faraon
Song: “Time Machine”
Interpreted by: Six Part Invention


6. Lara Maigue
Song: “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Karylle


7. Marlon Barnuevo
Song: “Araw, Ulap, Langit”
Interpreted by: Christian Bautista

 


8. Myrus Apacible
Song: “Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Kimpoy Feliciano


9. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura
Song: “Sometimes That Happens”
Interpreted by: Ace Libre of Never The Strangers


10. Paul Armesin
Song: “Segundo”
Interpreted by: Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola


11. Raffy Calicdan
Song: “Space”
Interpreted by: Kean Cipriano of Callalily and Kleggy of Banda Ni Kleggy


12. Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana
Song: “Dati”
Interpreted by: Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest

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