Songs of Heart
Singer and ethnomusicologist, Grace Nono collects oral traditions taught by elders from different parts of the Philippine archipelago. She has won over 40 awards in her work in the arts, including The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service, the Ten Outstanding Young Men, the University of the Philippines Distinguished Alumni award, three national book awards, three album of the year awards, three best world music album awards, several Catholic Mass Media, Katha, Awit, National Press Club, and other citations for her artistic and cultural contributions.
She brings to the Rainforest Festival, 2 different performance sets. One on voices of traditional sacred chant, hope and love laments. The other based on Central Philippines music that has a strong Spanish influence.