Philpop 2013 finalist: Jungee Marcelo

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Jungee Marcelo's Philpop 2013 entry fuses together hip hop and Pinoy spirit

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

MANILA, Philippines – Jungee Marcelo discovered the world of hip-hop in Los Angeles as a teenager. There, the city’s youth released their spirit through dance and music. He was dubbed “the brown man with a black soul.”

“Pansamantagal” is an amalgamation of the Filipino pansamantala (temporary) and “Ang tagal” (It’s taking too long). Through his song, Marcelo tells his experiences in life, associating them all with the act of waiting.

“Pansamantagal” is performed by Sitti and Julianne Tarroja.

Video transcript:

Noong teenager ako, nakita ko sa streets of Los Angeles, may this thing called hip-hop. They were popping, they were locking, they were crumping, they were doing Running Man. So, naki-jam ako. They call me, “the brown man with the black soul.”

(Singing) Heto nanaman ako, nalilito, sampung minute akala ko naman fastfood ‘to. (Singing stops)

I decided na, “Ok, this is what I want to be: doing the music and hip-hop infused together.”

(Singing) Simple lang naman ang order. Guys, isang drink, walang ice, ibubuhos lang…Pareho rin naman ang tick-tock ng relo. (Singing stops)

Sa country, we need music because it lightens up the load. When you’re going through the toughest time of your life, you sing a song. It makes you feel better.

(Singing) Sakto, ora mismo. Pansamantalang kaduda-duda, ang tagal pala nung teka muna. (Singing stops)

The title of my song is “Pansamantagal,” a combination of two words, “pansamantala” and “ang tagal.”

(Singing) Pansamantagal pa rin sa bagal, pansamantagal laking sagabal. (Singing stops)

I joined Philpop because I have been told na, “Huwag ka nang sumali. Pagbigyan mo na yung mga bata.” I just want to know if I still have it, kung wagas pa ang pagka-asim.

(Singing) Pansamantagal, walang aangal. Pansamantagal dapat i-bawal. Pansamantagal. (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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