At the hour of bedtime, nothing enchants parents and children like the joy of a well-loved folk song. Over a quarter-decade since publishing Bahay Kubo to wide acclaim, Tahana Books unveils three folk songs sure to enthrall new generations of Filipino families. Carefully selected by musicology expert Dr. Felicidad A. Prudente, each song features regional customs and traditions that showcase the diversity of our islands.
Playful, humorous, at times wistful, these melodies hark back to a time when life was as simple as counting rusty coins, clanging a gong, and catching crabs for dinner. Evocatively illustrated by Kora Dandan Albano, Fran Alvarez, and Harry Monzon, these rich musical landscapes offer young and old a fresh portal into the ear and soul of Philippine culture.
ALEXINE: What a beautiful way to learn about the music of of the Maguindanao people of Mindanao.
ADRIANA: I've tried playing the kulintang in children's museums and other exhibits. It's really fun to play and I wish we had more access to similar instruments, I'd love to learn to play it too.
Collect all folk song titles (with music sheets!) published by Tahanan Books:
- Ed-Eddoy: An Ifugao Folk Song - NEW!
- Pakitong-Kitong: A Cebuano Folk Song - NEW!
- Kasia-Isa Niyan: A Maguindanaon Folk Song - NEW!
- Bahay Kubo
- Pagtulog Na, Nene: A Hiligaynon Lullaby
- Antukin: Philippine Folk Songs and Lullabyes
MUSIC EDITOR: Felicidad A. Prudente, Ph.D.
ILLUSTRATOR: Fran Alvarez
PUBLISHER: Tahanan Books
LANGUAGE: Maguindanaon & English
DATE PUBLISHED: 2019