You are woman

Woman,
You are our shelter coming from
The pouring rain
Wanderer
You give guidance to those who are lost,
Valuable

Sister,
They are in awe of your beauty
Not only by the shape of your face
But also with your heart and soul
Men bow down to you,
Humbled by your dignity
So what now?
Admit it
Say it

Chorus:
"I'm beautiful, yeah?”
I'm beautiful 4x)

Who is winning? (I am)
Who is goddess? (I am)
Who is king? (I am)
The dragon? (I am)
A star? (I am)
Powerful (I am)
So what now?
Admit it.

Woman,
That child you hold in your arms
Is molded by your love,
You are strong
Rise Up
When you fall down

Sister,
You are a mother, a partner, a child
A Lover, a sibling, a friend
You are a leader
A citizen
A protector
A foundation
So what now?
Admit it
Say it

Chorus:

"I'm beautiful..."

"Light of the household",
Is not the only role you play
Society is in your hands
You are also the light of the nation
They will label you fickle-minded
But you are faithful to what you believe in
"Light of the household"
Is not the only role you play
Society is in your hands
You are the light of the nation.

You are a woman
You must resist ( fight back / Assert yourself)
Don’t forget that You are a woman
(I'm beautiful
You're beautiful) 4x

You are a woman
You must resist (fight back / Assert yourself)
It is important
You are a woman
You are a woman

  • Haniely Pableo
    Author
  • Alexander Punzalan
    Author
  • Jonard Maramba
    Author
  • Han Han
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Babae Ka
  • Project Type:
    Song
  • Length:
    4 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Language:
    Tagalog
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Women's Freedom Song Contest
Artist Biography

Han Han is a Filipina-Canadian artist and operating room nurse. At the hospital, she saves lives. Onstage, she inspires audiences. Her kinetic, high-energy performances offer unique perspectives. Her songs grapple with social issues and her experiences as a woman and an immigrant.

Han Han can broadly be described as an emcee, using rap and spoken word techniques to deliver her vocals. Her approach is melodic, and she chooses to sing almost exclusively in Filipino languages — Tagalog and Cebuano — rather than shoehorning her ideas into translation in order to cater to English-speaking audiences. Her songs combine contemporary, 808-hip-hop beats with traditional Filipino rhythms and cadences, yielding fresh sounds that tend to spur dancing wherever they’re heard.

After immigrating to Toronto in 2006, she took part in an ongoing poetry workshop. This experience organically drew her into the city’s music and arts communities, as she joined collectives and performed at local events. In 2014, she self-released her debut album, Han Han, which was praised by NOW Magazine, the Huffington Post, and the CBC. Single ‘World Gong Crazy’ was nominated for "Best Song" in Berlin Music Video Awards 2017. The record also led to a publishing deal with EMI, high-quality film / television placements, and international radio play in Germany, France, New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines.

She recently released her new single, "BABAE KA". Her sophomore album, URDUJA, will be released in January 2020.

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Artist Statement

My work has always been a source of catharsis and resistance in a world of hegemony. I like to introduce my inner world to the outside world through my music. Staying true to my authentic self, as a woman, immigrant and as a child of the universe is my true power. I use my "native tongue" in my work as a form of resistance. It is my intention to inspire and empower those who are like me even just through a song.