The Philippines is rich in musical folklore. We have many varied and almost unknown folk songs, ranging from those of true Philippine origin to others that show Spanish, Chinese, and Malayan influences. These are the very songs that we have dutifully preserved out of our tangible past….musical relics, so to speak, to our roots as a people.
We love to sing these songs in the folk manner and tradition of our country because these are the same songs our forefathers have sung for many generations. We keep these songs forever aglow in our hearts and mind because they have already become a part of us and our history.
Folk Songs are genuine mementoes of a nation’s rich and glorious past. They help trace back the lifeline to that country’s history and development. Thus anyone, listening to a certain country’s folk songs, will find himself transported to that land and its people…getting a closer perpective of their characteristic traits, customs and tradition. Closer international ties between nations are made through an inter-exchange of folk songs. Indeed folk songs bridge the gap that divides big and small nations of the world.
VILLAR MUSIC INTERNATIONAL takes great pride in presenting Philippine Folk Songs by the Mabuhay Singers…not only for the listening pleasure of the Filipinos but also for their many friends across the seas so they may better understand the true Philippine soul and culture.