MANILA, Philippines – “Kay ganda na parang musika ang bansa na nagkakaisa.”
The Kayanihan Project launched earlier this year asked Filipinos to share one-liners about how life in the Philippines has improved. After sifting through some 900 entires, the first song created by the Filipino nation was born.
Kayanihan: One nation, one song
Maestro Ryan Cayabyab’s OPM hit “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika” was remixed to fit contemporary times and revamped with lyrics written by Pinoys. With Mr C, Regine Velasquez, Itchyworms and Gloc 9 at the helm of the project, the result is a mix of upbeat pop and rap, with the familiar tune of the classic hit.
Listen to the song and read the lyrics here:
“We would love it if the Kayanihan Song becomes a tradition,” Cayabyab tells Rappler.
He invites people to create their own versions of it; to serve as pillars of hope and to strengthen belief in a country so burdened by hardship.
A music video featuring faces of hopeful participants is in the works. The project aims to unite the country with one goal: to create music and art that awaken and liven the Filipino spirit.
The Kayanihan video is set for release in August.
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