The music & poetry
of Jose Maria Sison



" ...My poems are about the people's struggle
for national freedom and democracy.
I have used my thoughts and feelings,
my experience, my sense of lyricism
and concrete imagery to absorb and evoke
the struggle in my poems... "


-- Jose Maria Sison



For inquiries on availability
of CD albums, please contact:
EURO-PHILIPPINE
INTER-CULTURAL SOLIDARITY

epics_2005@yahoo.co.uk

Isa’t Kalahating Oras ng Rebolusyon
ni Glenn L . Diaz
Philippine Collegian
Disyembre 9, 2009

Here’s a review of the theater
musical “Makata’y Mandirigma,
Mandirigma’y Makata”
from the December 9, 2009 issue
of the Philippine Collegian.
For photos, music, and live audio
snippets of the play click here.
Mga Yugto ng Buhay
Lyrics by Jose Maria Sison
Music by Jefrey Guiban
Vocal and instrumental rendition
by Jefrey Guiban

Bartolina Muli
Lyrics by Jose Maria Sison
Music by Jefrey Guiban
Vocal and instrumental rendition
by Jefrey Guiban

Aklat ng Bayan, Inc. Book Launching
Selected Writings of Jose Maria Sison
(1991-2009)

Isabelo de los Reyes Hall
UP Diliman Campus
February 19 2009

For Justice, Socialism and Peace
Volume I


For Democracy and Socialism Against Imperialist Globalization
Volume II




On the 105th birth anniversary
of Amado V. Hernandez:

A Translation
by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
of Ka Amado's Poem
Kung Tuyo na ang Luha Mo
Aking Bayan

(When Your Tears Run Dry
My Motherland)


Shed your tears, my motherland:
let all your sorrow flow
Over the hapless fate
of your hapless soil...


To listen, click the song title
Song of the League
Music and Lyrics by Danny Fabella


" From every corner of the world
We have come together.
We are bound by a great cause
For freedom, justice and peace. "


download lyrics and chords
Song of the League


To view movie, click the title below
My Poems Are Militant

Since a long, long time ago
Incantations and prayers
ve been a comfort
To those who suffer.
Lying down at night,

I recite my poems
Until my throat runs dry
And fall asleep in comfort.



To view pdf file, click the title below
A Study on the Role of Poetry
as Critique of Society
in Jose Maria Sison's Poems


by Maria Theresa Rojas Nera

Protest Poetry in the Seventies
Jose Ma. Sison's Protest Poetry
"The Guerilla Is Like A Poet"
"Against The Monster On The Land"
"To Jasm, My Captive Child"
"You Are My Wife And Comrade"
"Brothers"
"These Scavengers"

download pdf file
To listen, click the song title
The Way to a Just Peace
Lyrics by Jose Maria Sison
Music by Danny Fabella
Sung by Lara Javier


" The people must rise up to fight
The imperialists and puppets
Gain the power to free themselves
And build a just and lasting peace "


download lyrics and chords
The Way to a Just Peace



To listen, click the song title
Monsters in the Market
Lyrics by Jose Maria Sison
Music by Danny Fabella

" Awake and arise,
unite to fight the monsters
That oppress and exploit the people
In the factories, farms and marketplace.
Let us free ourselves
and build a new world. "

download lyrics and chords
Monsters in the Market



NOW AVAILABLE!

POETRY IN SONGS
Jose Ma. Sison Sings his Poems


To listen, click the song title

The Bladed Poem
The Coming of the Rain
A Cool Breeze
The Forest I Still Enchanted
A Furnace
Giant Oak
Gold
The Guerrilla Is Like a Poet
In the Dark Depths
In Praise of Martyrs
The North Is Always There
Poems and Rest
Rose for a Waking Woman
Sometimes the Heart Yearns for Mangoes
What Makes a Hero

Click here to view text
and lyrics of the CD


CONTACT
Euro-Philippine
Inter-Cultural Solidarity (EPICS)
for Replication and Distribution Rights
epics_2005@yahoo.co.uk

Piano Accompaniment: ARIES CACES
Composers: LEVY ABAD, Jr.  *
DANNY FABELLA  *  JOS LINNEBAK  *
TONY PALIS  *  EMPIEL PALMA  *
CHICKOY PURA  *  JOSE MARIA SISON  *
ALDEEM A. YANEZ
Arranged & Edited: JOSEFINO CHINO TOLEDO
Recorded, mixed and mastered
by SILVIA VERMEULEN
Produced by EURO-PHILIPPINE
INTER-CULTURAL SOLIDARITY (EPICS)
2006 COPYRIGHT: J. DE LIMA


OF BLADED POEMS
Songs from the Poems
of Jose Ma. Sison

Young Filipino singers & musicians
interpret the poetry of Jose Ma. Sison
in various popular styles

To listen, click the song title

The Coming of the Rain
The North Star is Always There
The Giant Oak
What Makes a Hero
Angalo, O Angalo!
The Forest is Still Enchanted
The Bladed Poem
Nothing More Beautiful
Rose for a Waking Woman
Sometimes the Heart Yearns for Mangoes
Poems and Rest
Gold
The Guerilla is Lika a Poet

Available at Kodao Productions:
kodaophils@edsamail.com.ph


SONGS OF STRUGGLE
& LIBERATION

RICA NEPOMUCENO and ARIES CACES
interpret the poetry of Jose Maria Sison
Music by DANNY FABELLA & LEVY ABAD, Jr.
Arranged & Edited by JOSEFINO TOLEDO

To listen, click the song title

The Bladed Poem
The Coming of the Rain
A Cool Breeze
The Forest is Still Enchanted
A Furnace
The Giant Oak
Gold
The Guerilla is Like a Poet
In the Dark Depths
In Praise of Martyrs
The North Star
Poems and Rest
Rose for a Waking Woman
Sometimes the Heart Yearns for Mangoes
What Makes a Hero

Available at IBON Foundation, Inc:
eserato@ibon.org

Inquire at Habi-Arts, c/o Melissa Roxas melissa@habi-arts.org


SONGS OF LOVE & STRUGGLE
from Andres Bonifacio
to Jose Maria Sison

RICA NEPOMUCENO and ARIES CACES
perform Kundiman and progressive songs
and the poems of Jose Maria Sison

To listen, click the song title

Pamaypay ng Maynila
Usahay
Sarung Banggi
Mag-asawa'y 'di Biro
Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa
Anak ng Bayan
Mutya ng Pasig
Lupang Hinirang
Bayan Ko
The Guerilla is Like a Poet
The Giant Oak
What Makes a Hero
In Praise of Martyrs
Sometimes the Heart Yearns for Mangoes
The Bladed Poem

Available at Euro-Philippine
Inter-Cultural Solidarity (EPICS)
epics_2005@yahoo.co.uk


JOMA SINGS
The Music Videos


To listen, click the song title

Pag-ibig sa Tinibuang Lupa
[Love for the Motherland]

Awit ng Proletaryo

Bella Ciao

Available at Kodao Productions:
kodaophils@edsamail.com.ph


JOMA SINGS
Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa
& Other Songs


To listen, click the song title

Bayan Ko [My Country]

Sixteen Tons

Tumindig Ka [Rise Up]

Guantanamera

Pag-ibig sa Tinibuang Lupa
[Love for the Motherland]


Windmills of Your Mind

Awit ng Proletaryo
[Song of the Proletariat]


Bella Ciao

Internationale

Available at Kodao Productions:
kodaophils@edsamail.com.ph






Pop Song Exercises

 

JOMA SINGS
Popular Songs


To listen, click the song title

A Certain Smile 
Around the World 
Because of You 
Besame 
Ebbtide 
Feelings 
Help Me Make 
Historia de Un Amor 
I Left My Heart 
Love Is 
Mao's Way 
Memories 
Michelle 
More 
Something 
Unchained Melody 
Wonderful World