Relive Your Childhood Games and Songs With This Album

Download songs by your fave artists with a copy of Awit at Laro!

( Remember the days when you were a kid and you'd actually go out and play sipa and patintero with your playmates? Reminisce about the good ol' days with Awit at Laro, an album featuring traditional and new songs inspired by childhood games packaged like a book. Some of the artists who are part of the album include Gary Valenciano, Lea Salonga, KZ Tandingan and many more. Each copy of the album comes with a code that allows you to download all 20 songs! Be prepared to hear—and possibly sing along to—updated versions of your childhood anthems.

The album also features artwork by multiple artists, also based on old childhood games and songs.
PHOTO BY War Espejo

The songs of Awit at Laro started as a passion project of Bambi Mañosa and Valenciano. They wanted to bring children back outside to play not with gadgets but the old games that they knew as kids: patintero, tagu-taguan, piko, luksong-tinik and more. "Gadgets have taken over the lives of children and our families. This is what stirred me to come up with a campaign to re-introduce the wonder of childhood and Filipino games," said Mañosa in a message in the book.

"Tagu-Taguan" is a song based on the old game. Artwork by Jericho Moral accompanies the song.
PHOTO BY War Espejo

With Valenciano's help, the pair was able to collaborate with many artists to create the album. "Pakitong Kitong" was updated in a song performed by Salonga; Tandingan performed a song based on "Tagu-Taguan." There's also Bullet Dumas, who made his own rendition of "Jak En Poy";  Valenciano and Ogie Alcasid worked together on a song inspired by "Sipa"; plus Anne Curtis and Gloc-9 rapped together while Darren Espanto lent his vocals in their version of "Nanay Tatay."

There are nine pieces based on folk songs and other childhood anthems while 11 tracks take their cues from old games we used to play, bringing the total up to 20 songs. Awit at Laro is priced at P899, and proceeds will go to the United Nations Children's Fund, Tukod Foundation, and the Shining Light Foundation. 

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Awit at Laro is available at Teseros, 1016 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. For more information, visit Awit at Laro's website

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