Tatsulok – Bamboo updated with Video

I am as surprised, excited and a bit militant at the moment, thanks to Banketa Republique, I just found out that the country’s number 1 band Bamboo is preparing to release a new album with this particular song included: Tatsulok.

Originally by Buklod, of which Noel Cabangon was once a member, a progressive musical group who created the timeless tunes, beats, music and songs for the Pilipino activist since the 1990’s. I first heard their songs, including the now famous McDonald’s tv ad song, Kanlungan, during my high school days when I was initiated into the Left-of-center line of thought. Their music has changed me forever.

Now, Bamboo is going to change it again. With their spin on one of the most powerful and progressive songs of Buklod, my idealism, optimism and love of the motherland has started to rekindle anew. So watch out for a renewed activity over at Sumilang.

What is “Tatsulok”? It mean ‘triangle’ in English and more to the point, it refers to the inverted social pyramid or triangle that characterizes the Philippine society, the wealth and elite few are on top, basking in the wealth of the nation while the majority of the people are languishing below in poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice. Tatsulok is the song that clearly describes this image of our society.

Head on over to Bamboo’s official site and listen to their version of this great progressive song, and you’d be hard pressed not to listen with your heart, conscience and do something about it.

Update: Here’s the video of this new single from Bamboo. \m/


Tatsulok

Totoy bilisan mo, bilisan mo ang takbo
Ilagan ang mga bombang nakatutok sa ulo mo
Totoy tumalon ka, dumapa kung kailangan
At baka tamaan pa ng mga balang ligaw

Totoy makinig ka, wag kang magpa-gabi
Baka mapagkamalan ka’t humandusay dyan sa tabi
Totoy alam mo ba kung ano ang puno’t dulo
Ng di matapos-tapos na kaguluhang ito

[Refrain]
Hindi pula’t dilaw tunay na magkalaban
Ang kulay at tatak ay di syang dahilan
Hangga’t marami ang lugmok sa kahirapan
At ang hustisya ay para lang sa mayaman

[Chorus]
Habang may tatsulok at sila ang nasa tuktok
Di matatapos itong gulo

At ang dating munting bukid, ngayo’y sementeryo
Totoy kumilos ka, baliktarin ang tatsulok
Tulad ng dukha, nailagay mo sa tuktok

[repeat Refrain and Chorus]

[repeat Refrain and Chorus]

[repeat Chorus]

Di matatapos itong gulo

I can’t wait for a music video and the album to come out.

54 Comments

  1. 💡 Now it’s time for the youth of the 2000’s to start thinking about nationalism and progressive ideas through popular music. That is, if they find meaning to the progressive songs.

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  2. ok lang tatsulok, pero kung pag-uusapan ang mga kantang bato na politikal ang dating, yung Dicta License pa rin 🙂 pero masugid na tagahanga ako ng Bamboo (at Urban Dub lalo na 😀 ) May bagong album ang Bamboo balita ko, ang launch ay sa ASAP ’07 sa Channel 2 😀

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  3. what th heck! Bamboo could really a marketer if he’s not a singer you know! He always know how to make people listen to what he was saying… Perhaps if it wasn’t Bamboo who sang Tatsulok, it won’t be as famous as it is now… 😎 He’s one of a kind! 😈 👿

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  4. Bamboo really is the best!
    this song is something to look forward to especially on youth!
    an dami nang nagsulputang mushy songs halos parepareho na ang tune.. !kakasawa na!
    pakinabangan natin sa malawak at malalim na paraan ang talents na pinagkaloob satin..
    and bamboo is starting it..
    we need more songs like this!
    hehehe mag eeleksyon na pati!
    Rakn’Rawl!
    Kudos to buklod!

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  5. i heard this song during my college days and this is not the original song of bamboo… this is a progressive song usually just being played tuwing may mga rally.

    yes, hindi cya sumikat but now c bamboo ang kumanta,everybody knows the song. 💡

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  6. wow.. astig prin si bamboo idol tlga kita..iba k tlga pag gmwa ng kanta..tagos hanggng puso..sana marami k png magawa ng ganito..dahil sau kahit d nkpag aral nauunawaan ang mga gngawa mung kanta..kahit bata nauunawaaan..basta para sa mga bata astig ka..lalo na sa mga ka band mu..astig bamboo…

    GaArA-11

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  7. Bamboo's really a bane to the society!!!!!!!They rock!!!!!!!!very inspiring lahat ng mga songs ni bamboo even before pa…they're full of high spirits when singing their songs…what i like them most is their being realistic…maba2lktad tlga ang tatsulok

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  8. your such a great artist!

    lahat ng songs mo may kabuluhan… we expect more songs from you..

    MABUHAY ka!!!! IDOL!!!

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  9. since the first time ive heard bamboo singing their song i know that this man would be a great influence..keep rockin dude! baliktarin natin ang tatasulok!

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  10. I love bamboo eversince, from his way in Rivermaya until now that he has his own band, I keep rockin' with him and will still rock with him! Keep it up Idol! your one of a kind! Aztig K tlaga. I watch you live for several times but it just keep me craving for more! I love you Idol! Keep Rockin' ! and being inspiration!

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  11. lufet mo tlga zhong….. 😯 sana concert ka ulit d2 sa DIPOLOG CITY para makita kita ulit…kip n rokin! 😈 😈 😈

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  12. New fan mo pa lng ako!!! But I admire you a lot!!! I love your newest single "tatsulok"!!!

    Keep up the good work!!!

    I love you nman…

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  13. your band really rocks! keep on singing those nationalistic songs to stir up the youth. Make a diference among the rest of the bands. Bamboo is realy one of a kind.

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  14. ideyalista at aktibista rin ako (b.s. chem,74 u.p. los banos system. f.e.u.,b.a. economics fourth year,co-founder feu economics society)pangarap ko rin ang pagbabago sa sistema ngunit hindi madali. Ang problema ay ang implementasyon. Kasaysayan na lang ang maghuhusga(either better-off or worse of) kaya ang the best at safest solution ayang gusto ng pilipino voters(vox populi vox dei) . Ayoko ng marahas at violenteng pagbabago. masarap pa rin ang mabuhay sa mundo despite all personal and socio-economic problems. Kaya more power to bamboo band – in a small way your tatsuok song is an eye-opener,inspiring to the new generation of youth (the hope of the fatherland).

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  15. wow!!!!!!!! galing ni bamboo………tumpak talaga sa mga pangyayari ngaun kailangan talaga natin magising para di tayo maghirap. galing nyo keep up the good work….

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  16. Hey , I’m back…Jhay musta?
    Xenxa na , nag-grocery pa kc ako eh!
    Meron akong bagong surprise sa lahat ng may gusto ng video n2
    You may download a high quality recorded version of this video with lyrics using the link below
    http://rapidshare.com/files/27977593/Bamboo_-_Tatsulok__HQ_.wmv
    Size: (640×480) WMV9 34,126 KB (34.1MB) Compatible on all Media Players

    the MP3 file can be downloaded here…
    http://rapidshare.com/files/26770828/Bamboo_-_Tatsulok.mp3
    Size: 128kbps 4062 KB (4MB)

    Maraming nagtatanong bakit ang bait ko daw!! hindi rin, nag-iipon ako ng rapidshare points para sa Premium aacount kailangan ko pa ng 9,500 downloaders…Kung gusto nio pa ng maraming videos and Mp3, head on to my Video collection http://youtube.com/rougecarey
    Halos lahat yan nasa Myx daily top ten at lahat High-Quality…
    RoCk On!

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  17. Waaaaahhhh!!!!! Bamboo, u have rocked!!! i like ur songs very much. ur songs rili speaks about wats happening in our society ryt now. an eye-opener to everyone…esp. to the youth of today. f i may suggest, pra mas maging sikat pa kayo, better involve ur band in charity works. and f u wish to, pwd kang magjoin sa amin, we do implement Education reform Program here in Iloilo. thanx…may u be able to read this message. Godbless! teker!

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  18. ➡ 😯

    nothin' beats the bamboo…mapa anong kanta pa'man na tugtugin…

    lufet talaga…as for TATSULOK…I salute, the lyrics was so excellent that touches the hearts of the listeners…'till here, sumisikip na dibdib ko…kailangan na talagang BALIKTARIN ang TATSULOK…

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  19. super gling mo tlaga bamboo manalac…lalo na ky brod nathan nag enjoy tlaga ung mga davawenyo nung May 16 2008….proud to be pinoy…long live tau gamma phi….

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