#RizalDay  #RizalDay2021 #RizalDeathAnniversary Rizal’s Farewell Poem on the eve of his execution, excerpts translated to English by blog admin with apologies

Posted 30 December 2014. On mobile, click “Listen in browser” to play on the same page

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2014 post: “For the worldwide audience: the following audio post embedded below, is blog admin’s English translation of excerpts of the poem – with apologies to all writers who have translated this before; I tweaked the common English translation (which was like trampling on holy ground — apologies) in many parts, (but making an effort to retain the essence behind every line of the original) — but please accept my apologies.

           “Music and Filipino translation by Joey Ayala arrangement by Ronnie Quesada, performed by Joey Ayala and Ang Bagong Lumad, used here non-commercially for academic purposes.

“(apologies for the technical glitch towards the middle of the rough recording, this was a first cut, I could not render it again because my voice has been cracking from the weather)…” (30 Dec. 2014)

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