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: I'm from the Visayas so we grew up with this song. It's wonderful that I can share this with Adriana now. The mangrove illustrations are also a great way to teach our children about the importance of mangroves in the ecosystem.
ADRIANA: My grandma would sing this to me when I was a baby and later she taught it to me with the finger actions that usually ends up with her tickling me! It's a very fun song.
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: Harry Monzon
PUBLISHER: Tahanan Books
LANGUAGE: Cebuano & English
DATE PUBLISHED: 2019