Celebrating Paskong Pinoy with the sounds of OPM
It's said that Filipino carols like Invitation for Nativity and Responsarium (written by Marcelo Adonay, a composer, conductor, and educator from Pakil, Laguna) were already being sung as early as 1894. Since then, many Filipino musicians have written and composed original Christmas songs, which are still largely well-known and celebrated today.
Original Pilipino Music, more commonly termed as OPM, originally referred only to a genre of Philippine pop songs, mostly ballads, that was popularized following the collapse of its predecessor, the Manila sound of the late 1970's. Currently, the term OPM has become a catch-all description for all popular music composed and performed by Filipinos and originating from the Philippines. OPM Christmas songs have become a uniquely Filipino genre combining Filipinos' love for music and singing with their love for the tradition of Pasko, the Philippine Christmas.
In the celebration of Paskong Pinoy, our friends Jazzy Jesus and Free the Robots have curated this "Pasko Na" playlist for you to enjoy with your family and friends this Christmas <3
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