Awit ng Babae
Isis International-Manila is giving out a compilation of Asia-Pacific women’s music in compact disc (CD) and cassette tape formats, free-of-charge, to women’s radio programmes and community radios in countries within Asia and the Pacific.
Music in the compilation presents an alternative to the ‘sexist’ pop music by featuring songs that promote positive images of women, as composed and/or performed by women musicians who would otherwise not be promoted by big commercial radio stations.
An offshoot of the Radio Production Training for Asian Women Broadcasters organised by Isis International-Manila last April 2000 in Thailand, the compilation is Isis’ humble contribution to various efforts that counter the negative portrayal of women in media.
Songs in the compilation include music from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia, Laos, and Philippines. The compilation of women’s music, along with the Radio Production Training for Asian Women Broadcasters, was made possible with the support of Communications Assistance Foundation (CAF) based in The Netherlands.