Sunday, December 30, 2007

'To die to give you life, to rest under your sky'


"In the clip below from GMA-7's Aawitan Kita Special featuring songs from MUSICAT PHILIPPINES' 'Sino Ka Ba, Jose Rizal?,' Jose Rizal (played by Roy Rolloda) writes his final message to the loves of his life--Family, Friends and Country, as he prepares to embrace death for his political cause and heart's desire. Special thanks to Nonoy Gallardo, Celeste Legaspi, Girlie Rodis and Armida Siguion-Reyna."



Thanks, Roy, for the clip! And for the gift of your voice and talent. (A live version of the song here--and my rant-cum-review of the concert/festival that featured Mr. Rolloda's performance, among other Pinoy musical-theater excerpts, here.)

PLUS: "It could be the most translated patriotic swan song in the world. Aside from the 35 English versions and interpretations into 46 Filipino languages, this poem has been translated into at least 37 other languages: Indonesian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Fijian, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo (Nigeria), Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Latin, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Sinhalese (Sri Lanka), Somali, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu (Pakistan), Vietnamese, Wolof (Senegal), and Yoruba (Nigeria)."

"Mi Ultimo Adios" in original Spanish and in English and Filipino translations here.

4 comments:

philipdangerous said...

My tears won't be enough, I'm sure, to match the greatness of your performance. Pero bihira akong mapaluha lalu na sa lalim at lawak ng iyong dakilang pag-awit at pagsasatao of our greatest national hero.

LAWSTUDE said...

Wishing you happiness and prosperity in 2008. Happy New Year Gibbs.

GOD BLESS!!! 2007 was great...

isabel granada said...

hi roy... hi gibbs cadiz..roy might have a copy of our song together in aawitan kita..hope to see it too..isabel granada singer actress in the philippines..you can see me at Zaido gma7 ,mons to fridays..8pm ..thank you..God bless,isabel

isabel8882000@gmail.com said...

hoping to see my video with roy rolloda too in aawitan kita..rizal special..thank you

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