Some famous Filipino composers include Allan Pineda Lindo, Levi Celerio and Nilo Alcala. Pineda and Celerio both compose music for live performances, and Alcala primarily composes for film.Continue Reading
Pineda is most famous for being a member of the hip-hop group Black Eyes Peas alongside will.i.am, Fergie and Taboo. He was born in 1974 in the Barangay of Sapangbato, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines, to a Filipina mother and an African-American father. Pineda, who goes by the stage name apl.de.ap, composed songs for the Black Eyed Peas and many other major and independent label musical acts.
Celerio was born in 1910 in Tondo, Manila, Phillipines, and died in 2002. Despite the turbulent time the country was facing during his youth, he pursued his love of music, which ultimately allowed him to study at the Academy of Music in Manila under a full scholarship. He went on to become the youngest composer associated with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, and he also maintained a prolific career as an independent songwriter.
Alcala was born in 1978 in Lucena City, Philippines. During his short career, he has received numerous awards and recognitions for his compositional work. In the 24th annual Metro Manila Film Festival, he won Best Movie Theme Song for the film "Homecoming" from Filipino director Gil Portes.Learn more about Southeast Asia
Mount Mayon, also known as Mayon Volcano, is an active volcano located in the southeast of the Filipino island of Luzon. The volcano has a height of 8,077 feet and a base that is 80 miles in circumference.Full Answer >
The Filipino Revolts were caused by resentment against Spanish colonial power and by the spread of revolutionary ideas from Europe in the wake of the building of the Suez Canal. These and other factors contributed to the outbreak of several subsequent revolutions in the 19th century which finally resolved at the beginning of the 20th century.Full Answer >
Filipinos have a rich culture of customs and traditions, especially regarding food. Plain steamed rice is the basis of a Filipino diet, and a meal isn't considered whole unless rice is served with it. So much rice is needed in the Philippines that three crops are harvested each year. To ensure that the country doesn't run out, the government keeps a rice surplus. In addition to rice, fresh and salted fish and shellfish are served daily. Filipino food is not spicy, and is often seasoned with garlic because it is healthy.Full Answer >
Kawaling Pinoy offers one recipe for Filipino puto, or steamed rice cakes. The recipe takes approximately 20 minutes to make and 10 minutes to cook, and it yields about three dozen servings. Puto molds are necessary to complete the recipe.Full Answer >