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Filipino music legend Heber Bartolome passes away

OPM music legend Heber Bartolome passed away on Monday evening, his brother confirmed on  Tuesday.

Filipino people singer and composer Heber Bartolome. Picture lifted from his Fb

MANILA, Philippines — OPM music legend Heber Bartolome handed away on Monday night, his brother confirmed on  Tuesday.

“Oo. Kagabi lang…nawalan daw ng pulso,” his brother Jesse Bartolome mentioned on DzBB Tremendous Radyo.

He added that his brother has had a lingering prostate sickness for greater than a yr.

Jesse mentioned his brother simply celebrated his birthday final Nov. 9.

“Biglaan [ang pagpanaw ni Heber]. Masaya po kami nung bertday niya eh,” Jesse mentioned.

There are not any particulars but on the burial schedule, however he mentioned that this can be open to the general public since his brother’s demise was not associated to COVID-19.

Heber is understood for his songs “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy,” “Nena,” “Pasahero,” and “Almusal,” amongst others.

Bartolome, fashioned the band Banyuhay with is brothers Jesse and Levi, throughout the martial legislation years. He was a College of the Philippines alumnus earlier than his band turned one of many pillars of unique Pinoy music. A natural-born artist, Bartolome was a singer and composer, apart from being a painter.

Among the many songs Bartolome and the band popularized have been “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy” that evoked patriotism, “Dukha” that tackled poverty, “Salome” and “Nena” that pushed for ladies’s rights and empowerment, and “Payag ka Ba?” a protest music standard amongst activists.

In one of many articles posted by the Philippine Every day Inquirer on the INQUIRER.web’s Life-style channel, Bartolome described himself as a hippie who wore kurtas (Indian shirt) and confirmed up barefoot for sophistication throughout his faculty years.

He based the UP Astrological Society and inevitably greeted individuals with the question “what’s your signal?”

However he was additionally fascinated with writing, and had been editor of the Pilipino part of the Philippine Collegian.

He joined the UP Writers’ Membership in 1973 and the Galian sa Arte at Tula the next yr. He additionally enrolled in a grasp’s program in Philippine literature.


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