Uso pa ba ang harana? So goes the popular Parokya ni Edgar song. And one can't help but wonder if the current generation is even aware of this age old Filipino tradition of courtship in song.
This independence month, get transported back and be reminded of how beautiful our music is as Philippine Opera Company restages Ang Bagong Harana from June 6-10 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati. Reconnect with a musical legacy that is almost lost from children's songs to tribal chants, from planting songs to courtship ditties and repaint the image of the inherently good, strong and noble Filipino.
Directed by Floy Quintos, Ang Bagong Harana features the music of Nicanor Abelardo, Ryan Cayabyab, Willy Cruz, Francisco Santiago, Antonio Molina, Resti Umali, George Canseco, Ernani Cuenco, Levi Celerio, Jose Estrella, Constancio De Guzman and Felipe de Leon, to name a few.
For details, please call the Philippine Opera Company at 0917-5272880, 0917-5224183 or TicketWorld at 891-9999.