9.23.2010

ON POTOK: Dumagat tribe of the Sierra Madre



ON POTOK a Dumagat song on rebellion and activism against the abuse of their people's rights and lands.
video courtesy of katutubo



Dumagat from wikipinas

The term Dumagat may have been derived from the word gubat(forest) and hubad. The more logical origin of its name is taga-dagat which referred to "sea gypsies".They typify the outstanding negrito physical traits of dark brown to black color and curly hair. The few cases of straight hair and light complexion may be chiefly the result of mixture with lowland Christians.
Culture
The Dumagat people are of the Agta Negrito groups found in Luzon. In the past, these people lived in coastal areas of Aurora and Quezon provinces and were lords in their own domain. However, because of the coming of Filipino homesteaders into the Agta area they were pushed into the mountains, and dispersed in small groups.
Dumagats are semi-nomadic. They move from place to place in search of better habitation. Recently, they have learned to live permanent settlements. They are reported found scattered in different locations. They are also divided into six languages.
The Kabulowan are one of the subgroups of the Dumagat (also known as '"Baluga").
Dumagat families are generally simple nuclear family. They live in extended family groupings. If conflicts arise among themselves, they just move away.
In the past, men wore a cloth of g-string and the women wore wrap around skirts. Now, they wear used, machine sewed lowland clothes.
Economy


They are part of the indigenous people composing the philippine archipelago. the song comes in a slow kundiman and fast paced version.

rough transcription of lyrics

ON POTOK: Dumagat song

On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok ng lupa nilikha nimakijabat

gak mukati agta
para sa mga dimagat
sa pusod ng sierra madre tahimik ang aming daigdig
ng dumating ang mga gahaman dala ay ligalig

On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok ng lupa nilikha nimakijabat

binulabog na ng ingay ng lagareng dimakina
ang yaman ng kagubatay kanilang kinukuha


On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat

panaghoy ng sierra madre aming ina

On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok ng lupa libingan ng aming ninuno
lalamunin na ng tubig ng dam na itatayo
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat

eyan yanade para de orat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
eyan yanade para de orat



english/dumagat transcription

ON POTOK: Dumagat song

On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok the land created by nimakijabat

gak mukati agta
for the dumagats
in the navel of sierra madre at peace in our world

the corrupt bringing conflict

On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok the land created by nimakijabat

disturbed by the sounds of machine saw
they have claimed the natures riches as their own

On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat

call of sierra madre our mother

On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok the land our ancestors were buried
will be swallowed by the built dam built
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat

eyan yanade eyan yanade para de orat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
On potok nayenade naayenade nimakijabat
eyan yanade para de orat

3 comments:

  1. wonderful people.

    Allen Sawyer
    California Tour Guide

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  2. what does on potok nayenadin neayenadim ni makidjabat means?

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