We’re going to take a week off from our deep dive into smooth jazz to play a little Christmas music from the Philippines.
A couple of very good friends of ours, Gene and Angie Varona, are members of Kayumanggi Rondalla, a group of Filipino musicians who make some beautiful music on traditional instruments. Gene is the man playing the small guitar-like instrument to the right of the conductor, and Angie is to his right, obscured by their director about half the time. Both of them are excellent musicians and some of the finest people we know. Here are the songs they play in this playlist:
- Christmas Medley
- Happy Birthday, Jesus
- Silent Night/Still
I’ll be back tomorrow. Merry Christmas!