Saturday, December 25, 2010

Childhood tunes

One of the earliest musical memories of my childhood in the Philippines were of women humming or singing a song with the word "Salidum-ay" as a refrain. I never really understood the meaning of the song and even to this day, I am still to get an exact translation of the song. Perhaps, some songs are better enjoyed for its melody and less for its lyrics. This is a painting of a sitting Kankana-ey woman humming "Salidum-ay", watercolor 7"x11".

1 comment:

  1. Very nice interpretation! Something about her facial feature resonates the highly valued quality of persistence and resolution.