1 week Your next earworm: ‘Prutas Pilipinas,’ musical ode to local fruits Inquirer
While generations of Filipinos have sung of vegetables la "ABC," we lacked an anthem featuring the diversity of fruits in our archipelago. That ends with the contemporary folk song "Prutas Pilipinas." The cheery song, now available for streaming on Spotify (rb.gy/yp1nc5), began with lyricist Noel Ferrer. Like the folk song "Bahay Kubo," this jingle enumerates local fruits. We had to Google dayap, balimbing and a few other items the same way we would look up vegetables linga or kundol---something that does not work against "Prutas Pilipinas" and, we reckon, raises awareness of produce we tend to ignore. The lyrics allude ... more