The Wheel and Axle


by on Sep.29, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Music & Theater

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The first time I watched Kontra-GaPi was as a student in Ateneo. I honestly can’t recall if it was in late grade school or earlt high school, but I distinctly remember how amazed I was at their talent and how much they were promoting native Filipino music and instrumentation.

I’m glad they’re still around, as I found out recently when they did a cover of the Game of Thrones theme for cable to promote the recently-concluded season.

It’s just utterly fabulous.

I do wish we could promote and recognize more of our native heritage and culture beyond the Westernized now. When I go to countries like Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia, despite the modern trappings, the distinct heritage of pre-colonial times still lingers.

I hope we can do the same for the Philippines.

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