Last month P Pop group Alamat debuted a new powerful comeback song and video, “Kasmala.” The catchy upbeat song weaved a history lesson in their music video that we don’t always tend to see or even knew existed in the history we are taught. “Kasmala” is a play on the word Malakas which translates into strong. When you watch the video, you understand the essence of the song even more. But if you need a breakdown of what it all means, we found someone who can walk you through it.
Youtuber and Pinoy Historian Kirby Araullo reacts and helps break down the music video. If you want to get a deeper understanding of what the white hazmat suits represent, who the Filipino American Manongs were, and where the “Absolutely No Filipinos Sign” originated from; In that case, you need to check out his reaction.
With Alamat’s debut just at the top of this year, this promising group seems to be here to shake things up and make sure that Filipino representation is seen in all aspects of our Filipino Diaspora.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Alamat Instagram