“Himig ito ng Pilipinong di muli palulupig!”

 

Theatre fan or not, everyone knows that Les Miserables is a classic. Set in 19th century France, it is a beautiful and stirring musical that tackles poverty, social injustice, and revolution.
 

One of its most recognizable and powerful songs is “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, an anthem that has been translated in different languages and has been used as a music of protest in different countries (e.g., Turkey, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan).
 

Recently, a group of Filipinos, Vincent de Jesus, Rody Vera, and Joel Saracho, worked together to create a Pinoy version of the classic piece—and with all the injustice happening in the Philippines right now, their empowering rendition is sure to give you goosebumps. True enough, Di Niyo Ba Naririnig? is an anthem that will encourage every Filipino to be strong, to remain steadfast, and to #NeverForget.
 

DI NIYO BA NARIRINIG?

 

(Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Miserables by Schönberg/Kretzmer
Filipino Translation by Vincent de Jesus / Additional Lyrics by Rody Vera and Joel Saracho)

 

Di niyo ba naririnig?
Tinig ng bayan na galit
Himig ito ng Pilipinong
Di muli palulupig
Dudurugin ang dilim
Ang araw ay mag-aalab
At mga pusong nagtimpi
Ay magliliyab
Ikaw ba’y makikibaka
At hindi maduduwag
Na gisingin ang mga panatikong bingi’t bulag
Kasinungalingan labanan hanggang mabuwag
Di niyo ba naririnig?
Tinig ng bayan na galit
Himig ito ng Pilipinong
Di muli palulupig
Dudurugin ang dilim
Ang araw ay mag-aalab
At mga pusong nagtimpi
Ay magliliyab
Ikaw ba ay dadaing na lang
Kimi’t magmumukmok
Habang nagpapakasasa
Ang mga trapong bulok
Gisingin ang puso
Galitin hanggang pumutok
Di niyo ba naririnig?
Tinig ng bayan na galit
Himig ito ng Pilipinong
Di muli palulupig
Dudurugin ang dilim
Ang araw ay mag-aalab
At mga pusong nagtimpi
Ay magliliyab!
Magliliyab!

 

Watch this Facebook video below to listen to their beautiful version.
 

Video courtesy of Narwin Espiritu
Sung by Eunikkoh Castillo

https://www.facebook.com/narwin.espiritu/videos/10155680522979509/
 

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