Today in Philippine History, July 1, 1978, Hajji Alejandro won the Best Singer Award in the Seoul International Song Festival

Saturday June 30, 2012 ()

   Hajji Alejandro
   (Hajji Alejandro in 1978)
On July 1, 1978, Filipino singer Hajji Alejandro won the Best Singer Award in the Seoul International Song Festival singing Ryan Cayabyab's composition “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika”.

Alejandro sang Cayabyab's winning entry in the 1978 Metropop and then went on to win the Grand Prix of that year's Seoul World Music Festival. It was the first time that the Philippines won a top international award in a songfest.

The song “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika” is a constant reminder that Filipino music is wonderful and the Filipino people should take pride that their country is gifted with great composers, arrangers, singers and musicians.

Today in Philippine History,  July 1, 1978, Hajji Alejandro won the Best Singer Award in the Seoul International Song Festival

Reference:
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