Borromeo’s band is credited as having popularized jazz in the Philippines. It was also Borromeo who dubbed the emerging form as “vod-a-vil”, which soon became popularly known by its Filipinized name, bodabil. In 1923, there were three theaters in Manila that were exclusively devoted to bodabil.
How is music used in bodabil?
The songs and dances of the bodabil used to fill in the gaps between short Zarzuela or between the acts of long ones. In some provinces, these intermissions were called “jamboree”, the term used for opening musical performances of stage shows. During the Japanese occupation, they were called “stage shows”.
Who introduced Komedya in the Philippines?
The komedya otherwise known as moro-moro or pretending to be Moors, is a traditional Filipino play in the vernacular adapted from the Spanish comedia de capa y espada. It was used by Spanish colonizers in the Philippines, circa 1766 to evangelize and strengthen the faith of Indios or Filipino natives to Christianity.
What are the similarities of Japanese and Filipino?
Japanese and Filipinos for an example have similarities and differences in their culture. Both countries are known for being hospitable. They both respect each other’s culture. When it comes to food especially in presenting it, they both see to it that the food looks beautiful and appealing to the eye.
What are the impacts of Japanese invasion to the Philippines?
The Philippines had suffered great loss of life and tremendous physical destruction by the time the war was over. An estimated 527,000 Filipinos, both military and civilians, had been killed from all causes; of these between 131,000 and 164,000 were killed in seventy-two war crime events.
Who among them is the queen of bodabil?
Hailed as “The Queen of Filipino Jazz” and as “The Queen of Bodabil”, she was, by the age of 18, the highest paid entertainer in the Philippines.
|Katy de la Cruz|
|Awards||FAMAS Best Supporting Actress 1953 Inspirasyon|