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: You need this book if only for Kora Dandan Albano's breathtaking illustrations! Each book also includes music sheets for the budding musician in the family.
ADRIANA: My classmate has Ifugao roots, he likes reading this book because it teaches him about his ancestors and their culture.
Collect all folk song titles 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: Kora Dandan Albano
PUBLISHER: Tahanan Books
LANGUAGE: Ifugao & English
DATE PUBLISHED: 2019