Meet the Country’s Looming ‘Makata Pop’ Band, Munimuni
by Maria Romero, November 08, 2019 10:16am
They say that if you want Filipinos to appreciate what you do, give them something that will tinge their heart, something that’s bound to hit home. With hundreds of OPM artists competing to share the limelight, these musicians are sure to dominate their very own spot!
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If you ever heard the term makata pop, we are 100% sure that you picked it up from the indie-folk band called Munimuni—as in reflecting, in English. But if you haven’t heard about it/them here’s the simplest way to do it: go online, search for Munimuni, listen to their songs, sit down, and reflect.
“Birthed through reflective thinking and arbitrary daydreaming”, the band is composed of Adj Jiao, Red Calayan, TJ de Ocampo, John Owen Castro, and Jolo Ferrer who all came from the University of the Philippines with the same passion for Christ.
After almost half a decade making music, the band developed its own genre called makata pop – a genre incorporated with Philippine poetry reminiscent of the book of Psalms and Huseng Batute.
With their profound and heart-wrenching words, listening to them is much like listening to a spoken word poetry performance, only this time it's fused with serene and soulful melody sang with 10x the hurt and love at once.
Munimuni released their first EP called “Simula” last March 2017. It was composed of six tracks will hit you straight to the heart. Those tracks were beautifully written based on personal experiences and it surely would make you feel all sorts of emotions.
It’s never too late to discover new artists. As of now, the band is working on their upcoming album and people are looking forward to it!