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What is Kundiman? Curlies singing for curlies!

Kundiman  🤔

Is it just us or Kundiman is suuuuuch a romantic word? 

If you haven't heard of it, Kundiman is the classic, traditional Filipino love song genre that has existed since the early 19th century. 

Kundiman songs have smooth and gentle rhythm and are usually expressions of love to someone. 

Harana and Kundiman 😍

image via ffemagazine.com

The terms 'harana' and 'kundiman' are often mixed up but to put it simply, Kundiman is a type of Harana.

Harana is a way of singing under the window to woo a loved one back in the days.

Kundiman songs can be used for Harana but there may be other types of songs that can be used as well. 

Ligaya Sa Harana Recap 🎶

Watch the highlights of our Ligaya Sa Harana livestream below!

Last February 15, we had a fun date with our #LigayaSaHarana ambassadors Raven, Jessica, Julia, Noreen, Jico, and our special guest Carl Guevara of The Juans. 

In case you missed it, it was an hour of not just kwentuhan, but also of Harana in our Facebook Livestream (view the full stream here!).

Everyone definitely enjoyed being wooed by these amazing singers! Aside from Harana, our guests also shared experiences that are common among us. 

Carl shared that he never thought his curls were cool when he was younger. He used to go to salons to have his curls straightened so he could look more like what everyone else thought was "cool."

When someone told him that he shouldn't be embarrassed by his curls, he realized that those are what set him apart from the crowd!

Carl now embraces his curls and uses the proper products to maintain them. 🎉

The Importance of Loving Your Curls 👩🏽‍🦱

Curly haired woman smiling

It's time to embrace your naturally curly hair.

Who you are is stunning, and this is especially true when you're not being pressured to put your hair in a bun for it being "stubborn" or "frizzy." 

Related: What is Curl Love?

Take care of your hair. Use soft scrunchies and gentle brushes, and make sure to only use products designed specifically for YOUR hair type and curl pattern.

Harana is just one way to express your love for others; remember to harana yourself in a variety of ways to show yourself (and your curls) some love as well!

Take the best care of them you can—because YOU deserve it!

A Heartfelt Thank You, Curls Community! 💚

Thank you so much for joining us back then and for being such an important part of this community. We had a great time getting to know everyone and can't wait to see you all again! 💚👩🏻‍🦱

 

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