Rosas Pandan

Karugtong ito ng nauna naming post tungkol sa mga banyagang umaawit ng mga awiting Pilipino. Ang mga batang ito ay myembro ng Concert Choir Boys “Dubna” ng Russia, nang sumali sila Moscow Regional Festival-Competition Choral Music noong 2010. May mga video pa sa ibaba.

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Art of forgetting

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes.” -George Santayana

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Edsa 1 People Power  last month, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism went out of the streets of Metro Manila and asked several students about their take on this historic event. The end-product is this video entitled  “Jaywalking Edsa”, and watching our youth’s seeming obliviousness of their past was quite a disconcerting experience.

Fortunately, there are still young people out there who remain serious in learning the nation’s history and the important lessons it teaches us in charting a better future for our children and grandchildren. The following article about Edsa 1 was written by Patricia Evangelista, the Philippine Daily Inquirer‘s youngest opinion columnist. A speech communication graduate from the University of the Philippines and the first Filipina to win the International Public Speaking Contest in 2004  (read her winning piece here), Patricia also works as a TV host and producer.

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Goin’ gaga

We are joining the more than 20 million people who have seen and gone gaga over this video of 10-year-old Filipino-Canadian Maria Aragon doing her own cover of Lady Gaga’s “Born this way”. This and her other videos on YouTube also got the attention of no less than Lady Gaga herself, who, in the next video, surprised Maria by inviting the latter to perform in her concert in Toronto held last March 3.

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Chorale singing

Natisod  namin kamakailan ang video sa itaas na nagpaalala sa amin sa kasiyahang dala ng aming pagsali sa mga choral singing competition noong high school at ang magagandang awiting Pinoy na malimit awitin sa mga paligsahang ito.

Lingid sa kaalaman  ng marami, sikat na sikat din ang mga awiting ito sa mga dayuhan, tulad ng “Paru-parong Bukid” na inaawit sa itaas ng  Northwest Missourri State University Madrallers at, sa ibaba, ng Zionsville Community High School Chamber Choir mula sa Indiana.

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