Wedding Dance Essay

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LIST OF NATIONAL ARTIST IN THE PHILIPPINES 1. Levi Celerio As a composer and lyricist, Levi wrote more than 4000 songs. His songs convey nationalistic sentiments, cherish life and utter grand philosophies that all sound wonderful. His melodies are even more impressive and proud is the least a Filipino could be upon hearing them. A great number of his songs have been written for the local movies which earned for him the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Film Academy of the Philippines. In 1997, he was chosen as the National Artist in Literature and Music. The award is the highest national recognition given to Filipino artists who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts and to the cultural heritage of the country. It is aimed at recognizing Filipino artistic accomplishment at its highest level and to promote creative expression as significant to the development of a national cultural identity. Among the more than 4000 songs are popular pieces, which many would call "immortal." No Filipino could miss the tune or lyrics of Levi's Christmas songs such as Pasko na Naman, Ang Pasko ay Sumapit, and Misa de Gallo.Who would not fall in love after listening to Saan Ka Man Naroroon, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal, Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan, and Ikaw. Who would not feel like dancing upon hearing the lyrics and melodies folk songs like Ang Pipit, Tinikling, Tunay na Tunay, Itik-Itik, Waray-Waray, Pitong Gatang, Ako ay May Singsing, Alibangbang, Alembong, Galawgaw, Caprichosa, Ang Tapis Ni Inday, Dungawin Mo Hirang, Umaga na Neneng, Ikaw Kasi and Basta't Mahal Kita. 2. Ernani J. Cuenco Music (1999) Ernani J. Cuenco is a seasoned musician born in May 10, 1936 in Malolos, Bulacan. A composer, film scorer, musical director and music teacher, he wrote an outstanding and memorable body of works that resonate with the

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