Muni-Muni Stories is a love letter to the heritage of Filipino music. This series of podcast episodes highlights the songs and artists in the Himig Collection or in the OPM Archive. Born from a partnership between Filipinas Heritage Library and the OPM Archive, fandom here meets song-making to enrich the inner life of listening.
Muni-Muni Stories podcast is a love letter to Filipiniana, inviting more reflection or pagmuni-munihan on our culture. It is an offshoot of the curated playlists of Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL), which were introduced during the initial months of the pandemic, and feature selections from the library’s Himig Collection. Muni-Muni Stories is currently co-produced by FHL and Podcast Network Asia.
In a pandemic, what does it mean to archive our musical heritage? This recap episode of Muni-Muni Stories answers that question by contemplating the nature of the OPM Archive: a living, advocacy-driven, and crowd-sourced repository that links creators and lovers of Philippine music. By recording and analyzing the songs and their stories, this living archive enacts the aural evolution of Filipino culture. Moy Ortiz and Krina Cayabyab track that evolution as they recall past episodes’ highlights. On the way, they discover new directions in the making and reception of music, reaching past the times of crisis.
Parts of this episode may be in Filipino. All content produced in the podcast is solely for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended.
The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is s a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines and its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino. FHL is under the Arts and Culture Division of the Ayala Foundation.
Ayala Foundation (AFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. As a believer in creating shared value and inclusive business, it has four key program areas—Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.