Francisco Feliciano: Pokpok Alimpako
Peiyang Chorus & Mao Yong

Note from here: This piece is based on a motif of a Maranao (southern philippines) melody and the words of a Muslim children’s chant; it features virtuostic interlocking rhythmic patterns and a prestissimo tempo.

Pokpok alimpako pok!
Limpakopiko malalago isi daling
daon si Boroboro
bukas kasa-isa
Pokpok alimpako!

Translation:
Pound your hands;
Dali will run.
Boro-boro is not around.
Open that hand under the other.
Pound your hands!

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  1. Glad you enjoyed this! :-)