10/9/08

Buhay Masiramon



"Buhay Masiramon (Sa Poultry ni Isko)" -- sung by the Trio Los Mamboleros (Betty Gonzaga, Manny Gaite, and Gil Llorens); music and lyrics by Betty Gonzaga and J. Barrameda; recorded in 1989.

This music video is dedicated to the fond memory of BETTY IMPERIAL GONZAGA, who appears in this clip as a one year-old child being entertained with a bird in a cage by his father Angel Gonzaga (husband of Paz Buena Imperial). The pictures (of late-1930s vintage) were taken at the residence of Pilar Imperial Arroyo (now the Ramirez's ancestral home) in Del Rosario, Baao, Camarines Sur.

The humorous lyrics of the song tell the story of Isko (guess who?) who used to spirit out the sickly chicken from his father's poultry in Del Rosario to be cooked and served as "sumsuman" (ginataan na adobo) for his barkada's drinking session in Kalangkawan (San Nicolas). The song celebrates the carefree and jovial life of young people in Baao.

6 comments:

rosadel said...

So much fun listening to this crazy song, crying with laughter which I haven't done in a very long time! I became a teenager again with friends. At the head of the group was Betty, the others were Joselito (Gil's older brother), the Magadia brothers Danny and Nato and Napol Imperial. Their group became the Cumbancheros. I was the luckiest girl in town with the best guys I could wish for - for good clean fun.

EyRa said...

my Gf and I went to baao last august for the town fiesta. it was her first time to be in baao. I was always telling her things about my little hometown. I am so proud. REPREZENT.

there was a cultural presentation and some sort of giving medals to gov't employees for their correspondfing years of service in baao. and also to celebrate the 4hundred plus years foundation anniv of baao.

It was just so annoying that the baao high school choir sung russian songs, out-of-this-world tunes, and the baao high school dance group also danced fandanggo sa ilaw and some dances which originated in ilocos provinces...

to say that the event was a foundation anniversary and cultural show about BAAO, nothing was really identical about BAAO except for the performance of the singing group of michael gaite.

I just hope that next time they organize an event, it would be purely a showcase of the richness of baao culture. I was expecting to hear music and compositions of betty gonzaga et al but there was none.

wrong people to organize an event. wrong performers. waste of taxpayers money. waste of time.disappointing.

I think that what happens when you have a town leader who doesn't know a thing about baao.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where can I get a copy of the songs of Trio Los Mamboleros, we had a tape before back ni baao...pero nauda na...

Anonymous said...

Ako man. Gusto ko man makakuko ku tape ku mga kanta ku mamboleros. Narumruman ko kadto pag mig-inuman kami ku mga barkada, gitara sana a kapot. Kakantawon namo su mga kanta nindi tyong betty saka iba pang mga bikolnon na sonata. Lang muya. Boko pang maalusangig. Bokong arog ngowan videoke na. Lang kolog sa talinga.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this a practical fund raising opportunity for Baao groups like KAIBA? It looks like some of the Mamboleros are still around who can possibly make a CD, so that anyone who has a connection with Baao, like me, can buy it for Christmas giving to Baaenos abroad, and the proceeds to go to the funding of charitable projects of KAIBA.

By the way, I would like to join but it seems so exclusive.Is it a charitable organization according to its name or a social group?

Anonymous said...

"ako man dawa dqo pa narurungog ah mga kanta ka mamboleros parang gusto qoman kan maka rungog,,,hehe"