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Ari da na! It’s here! The Laji Album

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Laji album – with all 44 of its Lajis, songs and chants – is finally here:

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Close to 50 backers from the US, Philippines, Jamaica and other countries pledged to the campaign and dozens more spread the word, contributed insight and cheered on the project as we raised funds to produce an album that now can be shared with school children in Batanes and Ivatans across the global community.

To everyone who pitched in and believed in the project: a heartfelt Dyus Mamahes and Thank You!

From here, we will continue to work to document, preserve and promote this vital indigenous tradition – both in Batanes and abroad. There’s plenty more work to do to transcribe and translate Laji songs and videos.

In the meantime, you can check out the latest on the Kickstarter campaign here, listen to the CD and order online here, or check back to this site for ongoing updates.