San Beda Cheers and Hymns now on CD

9 10 2007

“Music offers the most sublime experience when it engulfs the singers, musicians and listeners in something greater than the individual, it can resonate with traditions, histories, and futures far beyond that immediate moment in which our ears bear witness.” – Cover of Umpah Umpah, San Beda College Battle Hymns and Cheers.

San Beda College, now back to back champions after 28 long years, very rich in basketball tradition, would like to share to everyone the cheers and battle cry hymns that kept the Bedan Community together after a long, long, long wait.

The San Beda Alumni has an old saying, “Once a Bedan, Always a Bedan”. If you have a classmate, a schoolmate, a bestfriend, an officemate, a compadre, a brother, even a former Red Cub or Red Lion, who have one way or another have been able to experience the Bedan way of Life, he, now including a she, will tell you about the Bedan brotherhood. It is something that a only a Bedan can explain. This CD is an outlet for us to express our passion and tradition that kept us together thru all those years of waiting and weeping. That hope every Bedan has been waiting for.

The CD comes with a glossy poster type insert and 25 tracks including 6 instrumental versions to sing your own rendition of the hymns that made Bedans Bedans.

Proceeds will go to the San Beda Cheerleaders and San Beda College Band.

For a sampler, just click on the play button below for your choice:

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46 responses

9 10 2007
red

ayos to ah!
ANIMO SAN BEDA!
GO SAN BEDA FIGHT!!!

9 10 2007
Arkero

asteeeeg! 😀

9 10 2007
GenoM

Umpa, Umpa, Umpa, Umpa!
Beda, Beda, Beda, Beda
Fight, Fight Fight Fight!

10 10 2007
BedanRoar

Our Return to Glory!!!

Stand on the Granstand, GO SAN BEDA FIGHT!!!

Dynasty in the Making!

10 10 2007
mang roger

diba dati pang may cd? yun din ba yun, iba lng packaging?

10 10 2007
sio

eto yung bagong version.. iba na nga indian yell eh

10 10 2007
red

magkano?

10 10 2007
Mike Abasolo

Hi Guys,

The gang did its best to give the real feel of the Indian Yell. Of course, iba na talaga pag-live. The CD cost aint bad at all – PhP350.00@. And the proceeds will help the cheerleaders and the band.

10 10 2007
red

Buy only the original, no to piracy.

10 10 2007
red

Mike, are you a Bedan?

10 10 2007
Boy Pakwan

Astig!

Live recording would do more justice. I hope we buy some new drums before anything else.

10 10 2007
Mike Abasolo

Hi Red,

Yes. Prep’73, GS’80, HS’84, CAS’88.

10 10 2007
Gamol

Can I ask what is the tournament statistics of Sam Ekwe for the series? e.g. score, rebounds,fg,ft…etc.

10 10 2007
Gamol

Sorry not for the series but for the season?

10 10 2007
bedan batch 88

for bedan ex-pats like myself, how do we get the cd? can you guys establish an ebay acct, in that way, bedans around the world can re-live the cheers and the chants of san beda. GO SAN BEDA FIGHT.

10 10 2007
aling pokwang

goddam! ang lakas ng bedista ngayon d lang sa laro kundi sa cheers. beri gud! i also salute the pullout of escobal and menor from SEAG. without a doubt, academics should be taken into consideration esp. if you want to have life after basketball. i salute my ka batch ms. albert almendralejo for that decision. mare, pa lipo ka kaya

10 10 2007
Hail Mary Squad

Yung Indian Chant(Go San Beda Fight!) ng San Beda para palang Animo La Salle ng DLSU. I like it when I heard it played.

10 10 2007
red

is it really indian chant? i thought it’s called the lion’s roar?

i read somewhere the reason why san beda and lasalle’s cheers have similarities is because there was a time in ncaa history that almost every ncaa member school is against ateneo (especially san beda and lasalle). And so cheers were “shared” and used by different schools. like the indian chant, and use of animo, etc…

10 10 2007
red

i knew it mike! kahit noon pa ramdam ko na isa kang bedista! iba talaga mga angkan natin, malakas pakiramdam, malakas umamoy ng kapwa leon!haha!

11 10 2007
Danny

Thanks for the article, Mike.

Bedans and friends,

The Indian Chant (popularly known as the Lion’s Roar) traces it to North American infatuation with Indian War Whooping. One only has to read literature on Native American studies to comprehend this deep love/hate relationship of the the Americans with the native population.

**The origin of Wahooo/Wohoooo**

The first ever known version of the Native American War Whoop (also known as the wohoooo/wahooo) in collegiate sports was the 1878s Indian Yell of Dartmouth College. This was followed a decade later by University of Virginia’s version of the Wahoooooo. The Wahoooo of Darthmouth was cheered while that of UV was sung.

**Infatuation with Native Culture**

American symbolism and iconography were heavy on Indian content. “Playing Indian” is well entrenched in the American psyche. As some researchers claim, this adaptation is in fact driven by the partial rejection of their European roots and the acclimation of an American one especially during the formation of the new republic.

Why the attraction to North American Indians by early colonists? For the colonists, the Natives represented the “spirit of the new world” which is in conjunction with the freedom the former yearned for. The Native people provided a model of a proud, free, and fiercely independent lifestyle.

The social phenomenon of playing Indians also have deep political roots. The first protest using Indian imagery occurred in 1734 when a group of colonists dressed as Indians forced themselves in a meeting of the British governor and British soldiers to protest a new law. Known as the Mast Tree Riot, the British solders were beaten by the “White Indians”.

**Hippies and Native Americans**

The Hippie movement is an anti-establishment way of life. The Hippies saw in Native American culture the perceived harmony with nature which they tried to emulate (hippies like “The Seekers”) They established hippie communal tribes, used native American clothing, used peace pipes for “social gatherings”, created Native American inspired rituals and the like. The Movement reached its apex during the Woodstock Festival of 1969. From the Woodstock of 1969, the world heard the Hippie version of the “Wahoooo/Wohoooooo” dubbed as the the “Rain Chant” by the producer. The term “Rain Chanting” is Native American.

**Bedans and Native American chanting**

San Beda’s infatuation with Native American chanting in collegiate sports was officially established with the introduction of the Indian Yell in 1947. The Indian yell is a romanticized version of Native American war whooping complete with drums and a brass band. The Little Indians were also introduced , both as junior “cheerleaders” for the yell and for visual impact. A shorter version of the Wohooo is actually incorporated in the chorus of the Indian Yell. Before the start of the Yell, various forms of Native American chanting is done especially the “Awowowowowowowowowo!

What is the foundation of this Bedan infatuation with Native Americans? The Scouting Movement which we acquired from our American colonizers.

American boys and girls became part of this love -affair through various youth movements like the Son’s of Daniel Boone, Seton’s Woodcraft Indians then The Boy Scout Movement, Camp Fire Girls, The Y-Indian guide of the YMCA and the likes. “Playing Indians” and learning Indian wood crafts became a part of life for many kids.

This same infatuation reached San Beda via the Scouting Movement and reinforced by pop culture as seen and heard on television, movies, music, and sports.

**Lion’s Roar(presented here as the Indian Chant)**

San Beda’s Lion’s Roar (presented here as the Indian Chant) is therefore organically linked with an old Bedan tradition of “Playing Indian”. The roar is a derivative chant of the Indian yell whose version was adopted from hippiedoms infatuation with Native Culture.

“PLAYING INDIAN” in Philippine collegiate sports is primarily and traditionally Bedan. (A trivia, Abe King has Native American Cherokeee blood.)

Awowowowowowowowowo!
Woooohooooooooooo! Go San Beda Fight!
Umpa Umpa Umpa! Hey Yu Kim Kum Kawa!
Wohooo! Wohooo! Wohooo! (Indian Yell chorus)
Polly Wolly Wanna! Polly Wolly Wooooo!

References:

http://www.dartmo.com/indian_yell/
http://virginiasports.cstv.com/trads/va-trads.html
http://www.newhampshire.com/nh-towns/fremont.aspx
http://www.americanrevolution.com/BostonTeaParty.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Wars
http://oldhippie.jimgreenlee.com/beingahippie.htm
http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/deloria.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Beda_Red_Lions

11 10 2007
Danny

Sorry for the long post but Bedan’s must pay tirbute to our Native American inspiration.

After all, the Native Americans (just like the Red Lion Rampant of the Scots) represent a univeral as well as a particular Bedan theme. “COURAGE!” in English, “ANIMO!” in Spanish.

Thank you very much Mike.

May the Bedan Fellowship never cease!

11 10 2007
Danny

Sorry for the long post but we Bedan’s must pay tribute to our Native American inspiration.

After all, the Native Americans (just like the Red Lion Rampant of the Scots) represent a univeral as well as a particular Bedan theme. “COURAGE!” in English, “ANIMO!” in Spanish.

Thank you very much Mike.

May the Bedan Fellowship never cease!

P.S.

I do hope Bedans will always remember that all glory is fleeting. Let’s remain true to the ideal that we really should cherish, the Bedan Fellowship.

11 10 2007
mang roger

red, kaya pala sa cas library may malaking painting ng basketball game ng beda against ateneo… so lahat, rival ng ateneo? lakas siguro nila noon…

indian chant pala tawag dun, “go san beda fight 3x” lang tawag namen dun eh.. hehehe… masaya indian yell, peyborit!

11 10 2007
Mike Abasolo

Kaya mga Atenista lalong lulalaki ulo e 🙂

No offense to the Green Mind but La Salle has persisted and succeeded in creating their rivalry. Since they moved to the UAAP, everybody forgot about how fierce was the San Beda-Ateneo rivalry in basketball.

It is true that DLSU and ADMU had a rivalry ever since, even in spelling bee contests. But their rivalry is limited only to football. Now if we are gonna talk about basketball, our real rival then was Ateneo. La Salle (College) then was a non-factor in NCAA basketball.

11 10 2007
red

i remember our prof fiscal *****, said in one of our classes before. “…yang lasalle, mabantot naman yan noon eh.”
all laughed. lol!

11 10 2007
red

no offense again, i just shared a joke.

11 10 2007
true bedan! Animo!

is it true na c salva will not be suiting up for the red lions next year?

is the bantay bata all-star be televise?

11 10 2007
'80s Bedan

Where can I buy the CD?

I studied at San Beda for GS (in the 80s) and attended HS and college at Ateneo (both in the 90s), but I was never aware of any rivalry between the two schools.

Nung ’80s, Beda was in the NCAA and Ateneo was already in the UAAP and by this time the rivalry’s intensity may have diminished. Napansin ko lang when we had our freshman orientation in Ateneo HS, may roll call ng schools ng mga transferees. Lahat halos ng private schools nabanggit: Colegio San Agustin, Claret, La Salle pero Beda hindi binanggit! Was this cold shoulder to an old rival o talagang forgotten yung Beda nung time na to? Even my classmates from Ateneo grade school didn’t even know where San Beda was located. Parang never heard sa kanila!

Nung college, naalala ko, try out ng Blue Babble, pinatayo sa table ng college cafeteria yung mga aspirants pinapa-sigaw ng “Go San Beda, fight!” Dun ko lang naalala na na-bring up SBC as far as rivalry was concerned.

11 10 2007
Mike Abasolo

Salva is still not sure if we can keep him. But we still have a lot in our recruitment pipeline. But of course, I’m sure the Bedan community will be happy if he’ll stay with us.

To 80s Bedan – I’ve asked my Atenean friends and I’ve always teased them about having such a nice practice facility (take note of the high tech word) but has less championships. Most of them, would like to see, again, hopefully by chance an Ateneo-San Beda game, in a College Champions League match, i hope so if the format permits.

11 10 2007
boozer

Mike,

Hope you can also share your thoughts about San Beda basketball in bedista.com.

Thanks for sharing the cheers.

Calling all the Red Army to support our Team Animo in the CCL. Let’s build the Animo Wall.

go san beda FIGHT!

12 10 2007
"Last of the Mohicans"

A fitting tribute to the Red Lions!

Awowowowowowowowowowowo!

12 10 2007
atom

Here is a short post vs danny’s…. 🙂

It is the LIONS’ ROAR.. – period.

Anything beyond that is a copycat.. 🙂

ANIMO, MIKE..

13 10 2007
Florida Bedan

A live recording of the Yell in a San Beda game can really give justice to this Indian war whoop! I saw this one on the web. Simply amazing!

San Beda’s Indian Yell

Way better than FSU’s War Chant.

The Marching Illini’s War Chant.

Since we are talking about Indian chanting, I would like you to watch authentic Native American chants. Enjoy!

Sioux War Dance

Cherokee War Dance

14 10 2007
BedanRoar

Mike,
We were in Grade 6 during the last confrontation of San Beda & ateneo (if my memory serves me right). San Beda spoiled the 3 peat chance of ateneo!

14 10 2007
tatzkee

love the cd..you can also buy the book “A Time to Roar” by Jude Roque.

dami tga b.com dito ah…senxa na kung down ang site, baka this week maayos na!

ANIMO SAN BEDA!
ANIMO LA SALLE!

PS: hallo tito danny!:)

16 10 2007
red

kamusta na b.com natin?

16 10 2007
tatzkee

mga big bros nililipat na po ng server sabi nila admin.so onting pasensya, the site might be online again sa weekend or next week.

ANIMO!

16 10 2007
GenoM

miss ko na b.com! sayang di napagusapan ung All Star GAme!

16 10 2007
tatzkee

tiis muna tayo.hahaha!

17 10 2007
GODISWATCHINGUSALL

gan2 n lng sna kc, lipat n ln ang beda s uaap pra mkita nten kung mkplag cla s uaap. e kso college nga lng pla kau, e kya nyo nman mging university db? ska one of the premier schools s pinas eh!

17 10 2007
GenoM

^ gulo ng post mo po, paki ayus…

17 10 2007
tatzkee

ah..text typing na naman.tsk.di namen kelangan lumipat sa uaap.may ccl at fil oil para makita ung laro ng san beda red lions sa ibang schools. and we don’t need a university status for now.and the topic goes for the songs and hymns on the cd.

ANIMO!

18 10 2007
Danny

Hi Tatz and fellow Bedans,

B.com is down. See you all in gameface.ph, our “resthouse” in cyberspace.

18 10 2007
Danny

Thank you for the link, Florida Bedan.

Have you heard the Galatasaray War Chant? They also rock big time!

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Florida Bedan
Saturday, 13th October 2007 at 4:52 am

A live recording of the Yell in a San Beda game can really give justice to this Indian war whoop! I saw this one on the web. Simply amazing!

San Beda’s Indian Yell

Way better than FSU’s War Chant.

The Marching Illini’s War Chant.

Since we are talking about Indian chanting, I would like you to watch authentic Native American chants. Enjoy!

Sioux War Dance

Cherokee War Dance

18 10 2007
Danny

Here’s one more Galatasaray War Chant.

Since I am a Bedan, Red Lion fanatic and a Red Army partisan, I still prefer the Indian Yell over these other Native American inspired War Chants.

San Beda’s Indian Yell

Build the Animo Wall!
Courage San Beda! Animo San Beda!
Awowowowowowowowowowowo!

18 10 2007
Sioux

Wow! Galatasaray War Chant is cool! Reminds me of the Indian Yell!

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