‘Shariff Aguak,’ A Music Video on the Ampatuan Massacre

Ark’s music video ‘Shariff Aguak’ won the Music Video of the Year at the PUP BroadCircle Music Video Festival 2019.

Mamasapano’s Music from Paradise by Howie Severino

Before Mamasapano became a blood stain on the national psyche, the only buzz about the impoverished little town came from its exquisite music.It’s not at all popular music, but the melodious high-pitched sound produced by a rarely seen and heard two-stringed instrument called kudyapi. Mamasapano was the home of the kudyapi master, Samaon Sulaiman, a…