It started with my college room mate translating popular songs to his native dialect. He was from Zamboanga. Such a funny guy he is, we were all laughs as he sang Cool Off by Session Road.
Though I did not understand most of what he was singing, I knew the song enough for me to appreciate it. I must admit I do not know if its exactly Visaya too. But it was so captivating. After the short laughs, I was genuinely interested in the dialect but neither he nor I had time for me to learn. Nor do I have the patience in me. I’m stupid, a slow learner and impatient. (I might just be the worst person in the world)
Little did I know my interest would be waken again. And in the unexpected form of Gloc 9 and Gab Alipe. I have always known that Gab is a very talented musician from Cebu. I applaud him for doing this. Not that I am surprised.
The version itself is very good but I am not a very big fan of covers so I quickly checked the original version. And as I expect, I found it a lot better.
Its actually playing on repeat for the last hour or so now and I it’ll be my music till I sleep.
Maybe its because the song is in words that I don’t understand. Because I also enjoy a lot of Japanese music due to video games and anime. I also enjoy listening to Astrud Gilberto and Sergio Mendes. But then again I don’t find myself liking every song I don’t understand.
I may never understand the words in full but that doesn’t stop me from fully appreciating the music.
duna koy dala nga mga balita gikan sa banwa ko
gusto nga i pahibalo ang mga istorya nga nagagahitabu sa banwagisa na to