Wednesday, November 02, 2011

trailer: Kissa Untold Stories of Sulu


Kissa are stories that talk about heroism, bravery and love.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today is to Moro

Good day everyone .This blog is for all those interested to know about the daily lives of moro kids. My name is Linda Bansil, I am a maguindanao, born in Oran -Algiers (a happy mix).


Moro Kids are the Maranaws,Tausug,Sama,Yakan, Mapun and Iranun to name a few . With this I hope to share stories about food, peace and art. I was born in the 70's when being a Moro was historical and meaningful. It was a time when the Matuwa Salamat Hashim was alive. Rizal Alih became the modern day Parang Sabil , some disagree . I watched how one man hunted by a battalion not to mention fighter planes and tanks on TV. It was a time where the swimming pool in Maharlika Village was functioning and the garbage truck was still coming in. It is still a good time to embrace history, a work in progress. It is still a good time to be a Moro, nevermind how we look like on TV. Some young moro film makers will change all that and its not because I said so....Some would argue that the term "Moro " is demeaning and negative. Why would a semblance of moorishness hurt me?  Aren't the moors not the conquerors of Andalusia? Is it demeaning ?  I do not think so, my grandma is a Berber Moroccan I will not be ashamed to be called a Moro if only I would be reminded of her and if it means knife thrashing camel riding whatever. I like the look and the sound of that. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Moro Underground Music : Part 5


Jamming with Sidznie band and 7 Colors: Tausug Slow Rock genre

Moro Underground Music: part 4


Abdellah Sali and Mans Hapil talk about their dreams.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Moro Underground Music : Part 3


Liangkit pag inlab inlab -Traditional Courtship of the Tausugs.

Moro Underground Music : Part 2



Interview of a Casette tape vendor whose collections feature the Musical Treasures of the Moro Underground Music



Contemporary Moro music comes in three genres – love songs or ballads, dance music used during weddings, graduation practices and other festivities, and the kissa chants, which are narratives with historical, folkloric or religious themes that often convey many life lessons.The most popular are Niawa iban Jasad (Adam and Eve and the story of Creation), the Ten Commandments, and the story of Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice.

Moro Underground Music : Make Love Songs Not War



Watch how a tiny Music Industry  in Zamboanga City flourish amidst modernization and changing times . This documentary features Modern Tausug Musicians like Abdellah Sali Daul , Sidznie Band and mentions Tausug Kissa from Sulu such as Kissa Kan Parang Sabil , Kissa Kan Rizal Alih and Sultan Radjah Mudah to name a few and other traditional artists playing the biyula (violin). Thanks to Ellen Red and Jojie Cabasan of Insidemindanao for all the support. Thanks to John Mark Diego for his technical support.