Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pabasa



The Pabasa is a Filipino Holy Week tradition, wherein the Passion of Our Lord is chanted in verse. The tone of the hymn varies from region to region, but the text is almost universal; forget about your chant workshops and Tallis motets for a little while and enjoy the haunting, guttural warbling that defined the faith of the laity in the Philippines for hundreds of years. This particular pabasa was filmed in Cardona, Rizal.

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