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.
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