CORITHA - SI LOLO JOSE
www.pinoyclassicfolkrock.blogspot.com DID YOU KNOW?(info from her website) That Coritha was the first musical artist in the history of popular Pinoy music to experiment with Philippine native instruments in her music? Rondalla instruments such as the Banduria, Octavina and Laud were used in the songs "Awit Kay Leandro," "Bilanggo" and her biggest hit song "Oras Na." Although the singer-songwriter felt her experimentations were not as successful as she had wanted them to be due perhaps to the novel idea of trying to merge native instruments with standard western instruments, something unheard of during the resurgence of original Pilipino music, Coritha's pioneering efforts have enriched Pinoy music and kept Pinoy culture alive in the hearts and minds of many Filipinos. - That Coritha was the first musical performer and recording artist to work with blind musicians utilizing their talents as banduria players for her live performances and recordings during the early part of her career? Ruben Mueco, Ramon Valentero and Catalino Lazo were three of the blind musicians who contributed their unique talents to Coritha's musical endeavors. That Coritha's popular hit song entitled "Lolo Jose" is based on the life of a real Lolo Jose? Yes, it's a true story! - That the song "Lolo Jose" was first submitted as an entry in a Metro Pop Songwriting Contest but never made it? However, in 1982, it won two Cecil awards for "Best Folk-Pop Song" and "Best Folk-Pop Vocal Performance." - That ...
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