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Composed in 1980 by Prof. Nonilon Queano, days after attending a tribute for lakay Macli-ing held in Kalinga.
During the Marcos martial law years, Lakay Macliing Dulag, pangat or chieftain of Bugnay, a village in the Kalingas, was attacked and killed by government soldiers as he slept with his wife and children in their house or ili, one night. The Pangat led the struggle of the kalinga people against the building of the Chico river dam which would have sunk and destroyed many of the villages in the area. Lakay Macliing’s successor, Pedro Dungoc continued but also died in the struggle. The indigenous won and the Chico river dam project never got underway. -Prof. Nonilon Queano
ANG PAGBABALIK NG MUSIKERO, named after his 1977 award-winning play, is a story of Prof. Nonilon V. Queano’s life and continuous journey of discovery and struggle told through the imagery of his lyrics, melodies and musical arrangements that you are about to hear.
Written by Nonilon Queaño, a professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman and award-winning playwright, with musical arrangements and music production by Karl Ramirez. Featuring special performances by soprano Rica Nepomuceno ang classical guitarist Nobel Queaño.
The complete collection is still a work in progress.