Pagtulog Na, Nene

Pagtulog Na, Nene
Summary

A HILIGAYNON LULLABY -- PAINTINGS BY HERMES ALEGRE ILLUSTRATED BY HERMES ALEGRE (PREVIOUS BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS = BAHAY KUBO -1993- A GORGEOUS PICTURE BOOK DETAILING THE IMAGES EVOKED IN THEIS BEST-KNOWN AND LOVED OF FILIPINO FOLK SONGS -- THE SUNDAY CHRONICLE PAGTULOG NA, NENE IS A GENTLE LULLABY FROM THE HILIGAYNON-SPEAKING PEOPLE OF PANA ISLAND IN WESTERN VISAYAS, PHILIPPINES. THE NAME "NENE" IS A TERM OF ENDEARMENT FOR A FEMALE CHILD OR A YOUNG WOMAN IN THE VISAYAS, AND EVEN IN LUZON. TODAY, THE SONG IS FREQUENTLY RENDERED IN ARRANGED CHORAL STYLE BECAUSE OF ITS SWEET MELODY AND FLOWING RHYTHM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE OTHER VERSIONS OF THIS LULLABY, SINCE FOLKS ARE AN ORAL TRADITION. THEY ARE SHAPED AND RESHAPED OVER TIME BY THE PEOPLE THAT SING THEM. NOW LET THIS SWEET AND TENDER VISAYAN FOLK SONG TRANSPORT YOUR LITTLE ONE TO THE LAND OF SLEEP!

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