Record of Philippine indigenous poetry released in Batanes

I have just wrapped-up a 9-month Fulbright research stint in the northern Philippines islands of Batanes. The end product is an educational website and audio CD dedicated to preserving and documenting Laji, the indigenous oral poetry of the Ivatan people.

You can see more in the video above, or visit the website

The CD and website will now be used in the public schools of Batanes to help revitalize the tradition and transfer this cultural knowledge to the next generation. In true Ivatan style, the entire project has been collaborative and cooperative. Dyus Mamahes du dinyu atavu!


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