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Laji: Indigenous Oral Poetry of Batanes

by Laji Singers of Batanes

A compilation of traditional Ivatan oral poetry from the Philippines, 44 songs of Laji from various elders from the islands of Batanes.
Genre: World: Asian- Southeast
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1. Ayah Katayug
1:05 album only
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2. Orioris Mu Paw
2:03 album only
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3. Anu Ka Pipahavas da Nu Adipasayaw
0:54 album only
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4. Addaw Ku Nimu
0:59 album only
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5. Anu Ka Liyasiyak
1:08 album only
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6. Makarang Dana Kanu U Tukon Di Tangayen
1:07 album only
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7. Manganak Paru Ninuy
0:57 album only
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8. Si Abkas Di Dichud
1:26 album only
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9. Vulaw Ka Di Chayaten
0:55 album only
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10. Ixumixumis Mu Diaken
1:18 album only
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11. Sinavung Ka Paru Ninuy
1:44 album only
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12. Anu Kadawudawung Du Tukon Di Valungot
1:20 album only
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13. Anu Kapipadaung Ku Na
1:05 album only
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14. Ichatayataya
2:22 album only
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15. Kapian Kamun Dius
2:13 album only
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16. Muyin Paru Ninuy
1:41 album only
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17. A Nu Yaken Pa
1:52 album only
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18. Anu Kadawudawung
2:14 album only
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19. Du Riya Kana
1:53 album only
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20. Ivunges Ka Panmu
2:11 album only
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21. Mawayid Mivuvuya
1:08 album only
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22. Ta Pachiteytekay
0:40 album only
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23. Vatan Ku Avas Maddaw
0:41 album only
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24. Nakadivun Aku Nas
2:12 album only
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25. Ayah Katayug
0:52 album only
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26. Lipus Ko Am Panahanen (I)
0:35 album only
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27. Lipus Ko Am Panahanen (Ii)
0:45 album only
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28. Marahet I Mata Mo
0:48 album only
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29. Nu Itanis Ku Am Nu Didiwen Ku
0:53 album only
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30. Anu Kadalinisin
0:58 album only
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31. Du Vuwa Valayvayan
0:58 album only
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32. Adngeyen Mu a Vakes Ku
0:51 album only
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33. Alawen Ku Naw Pasuk
0:41 album only
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34. Inawyay Aku Antayi
1:08 album only
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35. Uda Urayen Pa
1:01 album only
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36. Madahet I Mata Mo
1:26 album only
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37. Kapia Nu Minaymoha
1:20 album only
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38. Lipus Ichararawa Ka
1:16 album only
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39. Lipus Minakahel
1:40 album only
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40. Nunuk Di Payegenan
1:34 album only
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41. Laji Duet Nunuk Du Tukon, Manganak Ka Paru Ninu, Lipus Ko Am Panahanen
5:50 album only
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42. Makanniyat a Pasok
2:30 album only
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43. Kalusan
6:38 album only
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44. Ola Tataya (Chant)
0:39 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
For generations, the Ivatan people of the northern Philippines have been singing Laji, a unique and ancient verbal art that combines melody with poetic language. It is traditionally recited in social settings, such as pre-wedding conferences, wakes and courtship. The playful and complex lyrics capture the communal spirit and the cultural knowledge of this remote indigenous community.

But today, the tradition — and the spirit and linguistic diversity it embodies — is in danger of vanishing.

This album documents and preserves 44 original Lajis recorded by elder singers from all three islands of Batanes: Itbayat, Batan and Sabtang.

Its purpose is to make Laji available to the Ivatans in Batanes and in the broader global community.

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